How Do Hormones Contribute to Hair Loss?
11 / 21 / 19

How Do Hormones Contribute to Hair Loss?

Hair loss is common among both men and women and although it is often accompanied by negative emotions, here at HRC-Hair Restoration of California we offer solutions with the most advanced hair restoration techniques regardless of the cause. While everyone is unique, many times hormones can contribute to hair loss. Let’s explore how hormones affect hair loss and then explore the solutions we deliver with custom hair restoration designed to provide you with the look, confidence, and self-esteem you deserve.

Hormones and Hair Loss

Hormones – progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, and DHT (dihydrotestosterone) – are among the hormones which make their way daily through your body – male or female – complements of your endocrine system. When hormones are functioning properly, your body operates with optimal efficiency. When your hormones go “off the rails” your body suffers as normal bodily functions (like natural hair growth and normal hair loss (shedding)) go awry.

Maintaining Equilibrium

The endocrine system works diligently to keep hormones in balance, maintaining equilibrium, but there are wide range of causes which result in the loss of the delicate balance the body craves. One of the main causes is stress, which we’ve all experienced at one time or another. Other causes are a poor diet, hypoglycemia (excess insulin in relation to glucose), and glands which are functioning abnormally – either over producing or under producing their respective hormones. If that weren’t enough, as our bodies age, hormonal stability can be disturbed.

Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss

While hormonal hair loss has a number of causes, the most common is male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss. Male or female, the condition known as androgenetic alopecia results in a familiar “pattern” of a receding hairline, hair loss at the temples, and sometimes a bald spot. This hair loss “pattern” is caused by the body’s over production of DHT, the hormonal by-product of testosterone. DHT prevents hair follicles from functioning properly – meaning an excess of natural hair loss without the needed replacement growth. At HRC – Hair Restoration of California, we have personalized treatments to treat both male and female pattern hair loss – all you need to do is call for your FREE consultation and we’ll take it from there!

Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease in either of its forms – hyperthyroidism in which the thyroid overproduces or hypothyroidism in which it underproduces – causes fluctuating hormone levels which result in fatigue, sleeplessness, anxiety, weight changes, hair loss, and more. While medication can eventually control your thyroid condition, it can take some time to restore the balance and stop the hair loss. We have the solutions – temporary or permanent – to restore your hair.

Pregnancy, Menopause, and Hormonal Changes for Women

Many women enjoy healthy, thick hair during pregnancy, a result of the decrease in natural hair loss while pregnant and the aid of prenatal vitamins. Once the baby is born, estrogen levels drop, and greater than normal hair loss happens. Sometimes, so much so, that many women are genuinely concerned. The truth is, this is a perfectly natural and completely temporary issue which will return to normal, along with your hormone levels. When your hormones are once again in balance, your hair will grow, rest, and shed in harmony.

Before menopause, estrogen and DHT are generally in balanced equilibrium. As menopause approaches, estrogen levels decrease and with the decrease comes thinning hair. Depending on your approach to menopause and your doctor’s advice, the loss may be permanent.

Whether you are facing the temporary hair loss of pregnancy or the potentially permanent hair loss that often accompanies menopause, we have hair restoration solutions to give you a full, healthy head of hair!

Finding Your Solutions at HRC – Hair Restoration of California

We understand better than anyone that hair loss for any reason can be emotional for both men and women, but it doesn’t have to be. At HRC - Hair Restoration of California, we are ready to meet your unique needs with hair restoration techniques personalized for you. Whether you hair loss is related to hormonal changes or another condition, there is always a treatment available. We take the time to evaluate your condition including the health of your follicles and scalp and restore you to a full, healthy head of hair, that is easy to maintain and designed uniquely for you in length, color, style, and texture.

Take the first step today, call us and set up your free consultation and let us help you find the custom hair loss treatment solution right for you!