It’s important to know what causes hormones hair loss.
There are many factors to hair loss, so you don’t want to just starting taking drugs when you don’t understand the cause and effect relationship that’s going on between the hormones and hair loss.
When it comes to hormones, it’s very complex.
In this article, I’m going to try and break things down and make things easier to understand.
There are about six different situations that people run into when it comes to hormones hair loss issues.
As I go through each of these situations, just make some mental notes and I will sum up what’s going on at the end of the page. You’ll then have a better idea of how this may apply to what’s going on with you.
The first thing to talk about is the hormone cortisol. Cortisol relates to stress. Low cortisol is where you have this major stress. This is a shock to the body and can really mess up your immune system. This can create an autoimmune situation known as alopecia. The result is hair patches do to low cortisol. High cortisol destroys protein. So you could be having either high or low cortisol.
If it’s high cortisol, it’s usually just a general hair loss. Low cortisol is more about losing hair in patches.
Estrogen may go higher which can effect hair loss. Maybe you’re going through a pregnancy or maybe you have estrogen dominance when going through a period. It could also have to do with taking birth control pills. What results is your thyroid being inhibited. So increase in estrogen then a decrease in thyroid function results in hair loss.
The also postpartum pregnancy. So you had a pregnancy and you lost your hair. In this situation, you drop in estrogen then you automatically indirectly increase the testosterone. This results in a very high and powerful testosterone called DHT and this burns out your hair.
Insulin can convert to a male hormone called andogens. This is a situation called (POS) Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome where you grow hair on your face, but then lose all the hair on top of your head. Insulin converts to andogen. Insulin is important because insulin affects issues that have to do with weight gain and weight loss. Also, diabetes and and insulin resistance are important issues to understand.
Menopause is when estrogen decreases while the opposing hormone testosterone doesn’t decrease so much. So we have a lower estrogen level with a higher testosterone level DHT. This results hair loss.
Just with hypothyroidism in general you can lose hair and also at the outer eyelash and eye brow. Usually the deeper cause of thyroid issues is mainly liver or gallbladder problem and if you can’t convert the thyroid hormones. Or possibly just high levels of estrogen causing the blockage at the thyroid.
When you increase testosterone, you increase DHT and the DHT burns out the hair follicles. What causes increased testosterone in females is increased insulin. For example, creating insulin resistance by craving sugar and you’re eating too much sugar. Or you may have lowered amounts of estrogen then indirectly you have higher levels of testosterone.
These are the common scenarios when it comes to hair loss and hormones.
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