Whether your hair is thinning, becoming dry and brittle or falling out altogether, there is always an underlying cause. For example, the imbalance of hormones is a typical cause of hair loss problems. So, if your hair is thinning or your hairline is receding, hormonal issues are likely to blame.
Men Also Experience Hormone-Related Hair Loss
Hormonal imbalances can lead to hair thinning or loss in men and women. People usually associate hair loss with high levels of estrogen or testosterone, but problems with the thyroid can have the same effect. If thyroid hormone levels are too low or high, it can cause hair loss. Both hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) can cause hair loss.
Fortunately, correcting the underlying imbalance can solve most cases of hair loss. Your hair should start growing again once the hormone issue is treated, and you may even find that you have more energy and an improved mood.
Hormone-Related Hair Loss Differs from Other Types of Alopecia
Hormonal hair loss tends to be more gradual. For example, you may notice that you can see more of your scalp over time or that your ponytail is thinning if you have long hair.
The most common hormone responsible for hair loss is cortisol – the stress hormone. High levels of this hormone will cause shedding. Life events like having a baby, being overworked, trauma, illness, surgery and rapid weight loss can all trigger your body into stress mode, which overproduces cortisol.
Thyroid issues often bring on dry, brittle hair that seems thin all over the scalp. People with hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism can lose hair or get bald spots anywhere on their scalp.
Your thyroid generates the body’s primary hormone, which affects hair follicle function. Getting the right amount of T4, a type of thyroid hormone, lengthens the time hair follicles spend in their growth phase, which is called anagen. Thus, individual hair follicles lack the necessary assistance to grow without sufficient thyroid hormone.
If you are having trouble with dry skin, losing weight or feeling tired all the time, you may have a thyroid problem and should consult a doctor to learn more about treatment options. You will probably see a difference in the density of your hair after doing this.
If You Want to Improve Your Hair’s Health, Now Is the Time to Start
To avoid irreversible hair loss, address the problem as soon as you notice it. For example, hormone therapy can reverse baldness by normalizing hormone levels. Avance Hair Transplant offers this treatment, but it will not work if hormones are not the cause of your hair loss.
First, you must have an appropriate diagnosis from a hormone specialist. Then, Dr. Erez Dayan can examine your circumstances and determine if hormone therapy is right for you. Do not spend another day losing hair. Please schedule a consultation with us today.