Before digging down into hormonal hair-loss and what causes hormonal hair loss and what are the simple solutions to control your hormonal hair loss, here is a simple and interactive guide to know about hormonal hair-loss.
So basically, what are hair-hormones?
Hormones are chemicals synthesized and produced by the specialized glands to control and regulate the activity of certain cells and tissues.
Male – Androgens such as testosterone, dihydrotestosterone these hormones contribute for hair growth in males.
Female – DHT, estrogen and progesterone are the female’s hair hormones.
What role they play in hair growth?
Our shiny and long hair, hair life cycle and follicle structure are highly affected by various hormones such as Androgens. Androgens influence hair follicles depending on the hair location on the body. The main action of androgen on the hair follicle is referred to as binding to androgen receptors in dermal papilla cells. So basically they play the role of binding to the hair.
What is hormonal hair loss?
DHT affects your hairline by miniaturizing hair follicles, causing the hair to stop growing as normally would and eventually fall out. This hair loss is called as androgenic alopecia or female-pattern hair loss (FPHL). Overall it’s the most serious form of hair loss. Because androgenic. alopecia can miniaturize your hair follicles, the hair that you lose is often gone permanently.
In women, hormonal hair loss produces different results from men. Instead of the horseshoe-like hair pattern or receding hairline in men, women with hormonal hair loss usually notice a diffuse thinning patterns across the entire scalp.
Causes of hormonal hair loss?
Changing levels of hormones during the menopause, estrogen and progesterone levels fall, meaning that effects of the androgens, male hormones are increased. During and after menopause hair might become thinner because hair follicles shrink.
While in men the fluctuating level of hair hormone DHT can leads to hair loss, the high levels of DHT lead to hair loss.
How to know it’s hormonal hair loss and not the other one?
There might be different factors responsible for hair fall such as thyroid problems, stress induced hair fall and many more. The biggest difference between hormonal hair loss and other types of hair losses in men is the gradual receding of the hair line that often progresses to baldness. In women, gradual widening of the part line, followed by increased thinning starting at the top of the head. If you notice these things, you should know that it is hormonal hair loss.
What is treatment for hormonal hair loss?
First of all, you need not to worry, we are there for you and with you! Hormonal hair loss is reversible and the hormonal imbalance that causes hair loss is also reversible. There are certain medications to balance the male hair growth hormones. which makes hormones balance and hair that you lost due to hormonal imbalance start to regrow. There are some dietary changes and supplements require to treat this problem. And lifestyle changes, exercise and reducing stress level is also the part of solution.
Can we treat it at our home?
There is a lot of information available on internet to treat this problem at home, and different recipes of home-made oils that can cure our problem then why we should see a doctor for treatment?
The hormonal hair loss needs to be treated by hormonal balance therapy. So if we just focus on home-made remedies you won’t be able to treat your hormonal hair loss. This needs a holistic approach to treat. Treating it at home might not be effective and by the sources from YouTube that you don’t know is not the ideal way to taking care of your hair. It’s better to see a Professional Doctor and take medical advice from him/her.
What is Hair Doc and what are our facilities?
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