How do hormonal changes influence hair loss?
Hair loss is sometimes related to hormonal changes. Hormones regulate many processes in the body and in particular, some hormones can modify the behavior of the hair cycle.
This post is dedicated to this relationship between hormones and the hair cycle. In some paragraphs the information may be somewhat more complex because the mechanism of action of how this occurs is complex.
Sex hormones, especially testosterone and its derivatives, have been seen to be directly related to the hair cycle. Testosterone is a hormone that exists in both men and women, although in women it occurs in lesser amounts. Testosterone and its derivatives are responsible for accelerating the capillary cycle, in such a way that they alter its normal function, or further accelerate an already altered function.
In some hair loss situations there are hormonal alterations. In women, this situation of hormonal alteration occurs much more often: for example in pregnancy and post-pregnancy (although only in the latter case the hormonal factor can cause hair loss, since during pregnancy the hormonal relationship that exists in the body favors hair growth), in menopause, etc.
¿Is there a relationship between hair loss and the thyroid?
- The thyroid is a gland in the neck that has the ability to make hormones. Thyroid hormones.
- It has been seen that there is a close relationship between thyroid and hair loss. Both an increase in the activity of the thyroid gland, hyperthyroidism, as a deficit of hormone release, hypothyroidism can cause hair loss.
- In hypothyroidism, the metabolism is slowed down, also affecting the hair cycle, which is also slowed down, with greater hair loss. In hyperthyroidism where the metabolism is accelerated, the hair cycle is also accelerated and hair loss occurs.
- So an alteration in sex hormones and / or thyroid can cause hair loss.
- Another factor that is present in many hair loss is stress.
Can emotions and stress influence the fall?
It has been shown that stress influences the hair cycle, accelerating its cycle and therefore increasing hair loss. There are specific nutritional supplements for hair in situations of accelerated rhythms of life. Ask your pharmacist about Pilexil Strensia capsules.
Causes and treatments of hair loss
What can I do to reduce the impact of hormones on my hair?
Our body needs hormones for proper functioning. The problem begins when there are imbalances between them throughout life that can cause an increase in hair loss.
Some imbalances are due to physiological causes or due to age. In these cases, the pharmacist can help us select the most appropriate products to reduce hair loss. If, on the contrary, the reason for hair loss is due to an imbalance or hormonal disease, or medication, we recommend consulting a specialist so that he or she can determine what steps to follow.
Is hair loss normal during pregnancy or postpartum?
During pregnancy there are elevations of hormones, especially gestational hormones, which favor the capillary cycle. After childbirth, during the postpartum and lactation phase, with the return to normality of the mother’s hormonal cycle, there may be alterations in the hair cycle, not being strange, increases in hair loss during this period.
How can I prevent hair loss during menopause?
During menopause, there is a relative increase in male sex hormones that can increase hair loss.
What can be done is to take care of the hair, and use effective products to stop its fall. Check with your pharmacist.
Can I continue using dyes without affecting my hair?
Dyes are products that attack the structure of the hair, and alter its structure. It will not cause hair loss, but it will alter the appearance, affecting its shine, consistency, and strength.
Does capillary density decrease over the years?
The hair cycle is genetically programmed for a finite number of cycles during which hair grows, remains and falls out. As the years go by, there is a greater probability that some hair follicles have exhausted their ability to generate new hair, entering a state of rest. This follicle will not create new hair and consequently the capillary density will be lower.
What are the red flags?
One of the warning signs of hair loss is when there is an increase in the number of hair that falls daily, exceeding, according to people, 100 hair loss / day.
Can I reduce the fall by changing my diet?
Food influences all body functions, including the hair cycle. A healthy, balanced diet with the necessary vitamin contributions for each situation will help maintain healthy hair.
What treatment can I do to reduce the fall?
It is best to consult a dermatologist and of course also a pharmacist who will offer you the most appropriate products for your situation. Ask about the Pilexil anti-hair loss range. It is the leading range of products to stop hair loss and has a wide range of products: shampoo, ampoules, spray and nutritional supplements.
What can I do to strengthen my hair in the long term?
To strengthen and maintain healthy hair, you must follow a healthy life, with a healthy and balanced diet, avoiding toxins and sleeping around 7-8 hours / day (may vary with age and individual conditions).