Hormonal Hair (Thinning) Loss – PCOS, PCOD, Endometriosis, Adenomyosis
When it comes to the hair, these hormonal conditions do not cause physical hair loss, as discussed in the previous article. These conditions and the hormonal implications contribute to Female Pattern Hair Thinning which is NOT PHYSICAL HAIR LOSS. In many cases, women diagnosed with these conditions, are recommended hormonal altering medications, this is what causes the hair loss, not the condition itself.
Pattern hair thinning both the female and male type, are caused by DHT (dihydrotestosterone) binding where it does not belong. The DHT is triggered by a variety of factors grouped as hereditary, hormonal, environmental and free radical effect. When you have hereditary factors the pattern hair thinning should follow a general age group in your family and be a clear timeline. If it is not, then look at your own hormonal status, correct nutrition is required for normal hormone balance especially Vitamin D, Essential Fatty Acids, iron studies and B12. Synthetic hormones from medications and birth control can contribute here. Environmental hormones come from the Endocrine disruptors which are in our foods and personal care products. Then there is the free radical effect, healthy cells should have their own innate immunity and antioxidants to protect against free radicals. These days it is all broken down, there is no protection left.
Pattern hair thinning is a gradual miniaturisation of hairs ONLY in the pattern thinning areas of the scalp, which are the recessions, top, front and crown. These days I see it also at the side of the head but more so when there is also a diffuse hair loss at the same time. Important to mention here, as a practising clinical Trichologist, 90% of the cases I see have a combination of diffuse hair loss, diffuse hair thinning and pattern hair thinning along with low nutritional levels. One must question what came first, the hormonal problems or the cellular problem or the nutritional deficiency leading to lowered immunity, no antioxidant protection that allowed the triggers to come in.
Either way, if you are reading this, we can help with pattern hair thinning, hormonal balance, hair loss, hair thinning and hair regrowth. We use combination therapy addressing all symptoms and causes where possible and pay attention to cellular health and hormonal support through food and safe supplementation where required. We also use a topical hair loss treatment approach decided based on your individual concerns and diagnosis. This combination approach delivers the best results.
Clean up your diet and personal care products, get rid of the Endocrine Disruptors causing hormonal havoc on your body. This simple step makes a huge difference when it comes to hormonal conditions. Check nutritional status, be sure you have good levels of vitamin D, not just enough. Email Absolique Trichologist for a copy of our Toxic Decoder to learn about ingredients to get started reading labels. Know what’s in what you eat (hormone, pesticide and GMO free) and use. Pattern hair thinning does not need to be a dreaded or scary diagnosis, it is very treatable and only rarely causes permanent damage, when left unchecked for a long time. Absolique Trichologist can help you with natural hair (thinning) loss treatments, you do have choices other than hormonal medication and minoxidil. Email [email protected] and listen in to our women’s audio stories on page 7 of September 2021 Newsletter.
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