7 Primary Causes of Hair Loss in Women Over 30
Do You Think You Might be Losing Too Much Hair?
1. High conversion of Testosterone to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). DHT is the cause of male and female pattern baldness. DHT is like testosterone but even stronger. When your DHT increases, it may be because your DHEA dose is too high, or your testosterone is too high. DHT concentrates on the scalp and causes the hair follicles to open up allowing the hair to fall out.
2. Low Estrogen. Estrogen maintains the hair follicles in the growing phase. As Estrogen declines, the growth phase of our hair shortens and our hair follicles remain in the resting phase longer than they should (causing hair loss).
3. Low Thyroid. Since thyroid hormones are the key hormones for your metabolism... they play a huge role in your hair health. Your hair has is living at it's root and is growing from the hair follicle. If your metabolism is slow, the hair not only falls out at the root, it doesn't grow back as quickly. And when it does grow back, it is weaker, dryer, and thinner.
4. Elevated Cortisol. Stress is a huge part of hair loss. Stress occurred even as much as a year ago could show up long after the stressor resolved. Fortunately, if you have the knowledge and the gumption to do what is right and get yourself back in healthy order, you can stop this dead in it's tracks. Sure reducing stress is hard, but do you really want the consequences of stress to overcome your life? We women really treasure our hair. And I have seen that when it comes to hair loss, sometimes this is all it takes to get a woman to say ...Hey! This is the final straw! I'm going to get my stress levels down!"
5. Missing Nutrients. It is really hard to get all the nutrients our body needs from our food! A good multivitamin and mineral with a hefty B vitamin complex is in order! Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin D3 are also important!
6. Poor blood flow. This is how Rogaine (minoxidil) works. Minoxidil simply increases blood flow. You know the saying "The grass doesn't grow where the sun doesn't shine." This is like hair loss! If you don't have the nutrients delivered appropriately to your scalp, your hair follicles will be without necessary nutrients, and thereby fall out. Blood carries the necessary nutrients all over the your body to feed every organ and skin cell - as well as feed the hairs on your scalp! You need good blood flow to grow hair!
7. An Autoimmune Condition - called Allopecia aereate. This condition pushes growing hair follicles out of the Growing phase and into the resting phase where the follicles open up and allow the hair to fall out. We don'tr know what sets off this Autoimmune Condition but it is an inflammatory condition that should be diagnosed by a doctor. If you are losing Extensive amounts of hair and literally experiencing bald spots, a dermatologist is your best opportunity to get this quickly diagnosed and treated.
As we sometimes need to be reminded ... PREVENTION is much easier than treatment! Eat healthy, take supplements, keep stress levels at bay, and as always ... keep your hormone levels balanced at youthful levels!
Also plain ole genetics with Female pattern baldness. This can improve with Hormone Restoration and Optimization with a balance of estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is a growth stimulator of both skin, hair and nails!
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