Cortisol is a stress hormone made by the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands react and adapt to stress. When your body goes through too much stress, it’s very destructive to proteins. It will start breaking down the proteins into sugar to use as fuel. If cortisol is too high, you could have protein loss. If your cortisol is too low, this could also cause hair loss. It’s important to have normal cortisol levels.
It’s normal to lose about 100 hairs a day. If you pull lightly on your hair, you should have less than six hairs fall out. If it’s more than six hairs, you may have high cortisol.
What to do for hair loss:
1. Remove external stress
2. Remove internal stress (massage/acupressure or supplements)
3. Feed your hair the nutrition it needs
4. Increase growth hormone (sleep, intense exercise with a lot of recoveries, a good amount of protein, and intermittent fasting)
This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Thanks for watching! I hope this video helps you better understand what is the role of cortisol on hair loss/alopecia.
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