Have you tried coconut oil, onion juice, aloe-vera, eggs or curry leaves on your hair ?
And did you fail to see the expected or permanent results?
Here is the reason why-
Unless you deal with and fix your internal health and hormonal system, hair fall or hair thinning is not going to stop.
How do you fix your inner health imbalance or root causes?
For that, first let me explain you what imbalances cause hair-fall or hair thinning:
1. HIGH TESTOSTERONE-Testosterone is a male hormone which is also present in female body but in very less amounts. Due to wrong diet and lifestyle habits, testosterone increases in the female body. High testosterone causes hair fall in women, as the hormone shrinks the hair follicles (socket that holds the root of hair), which leads to hair fall.
2. HIGH DHT- DHT is dihydro-testosterone, which is also an androgen (male hormone) like testosterone, which is even more stronger in action than testosterone. DHT is formed from testosterone with the help of enzyme 5 alpha reductase (enzyme is a protein which facilitates the chemical reactions to form new products).
What does DHT do?
High levels of DHT acts on hair follicles and converts them from anagen (growth phase) to telogen (rest phase). This leads lack of new hair growth (low density of hair on head) and longer stay of older hair (hair thinning).
How does Testosterone or DHT levels rises in the body? The reason is wrong diet and lifestyle factors.
3. THYROID DISORDERS: Hair fall can be seen in both conditions, hypothyroidism (less hormone) or hyperthyroidism (more hormone). This is because thyroid hormones are responsible for delivery of energy into every cell of the body and if hair cells don’t get energy, they fall out. Also, the thyroid hormone disorders causes imbalances of other hormones like estrogen and progesterone as egg cells in the ovary doesn’t get energy and ovulation (egg release) suffers. Lack of or delayed ovulation causes estrogen/progesterone imbalances which leads to hair fall.
4. PROGESTERONE DEFICIENCY: This can happen due to many reasons like thyroid disorders, wrong diet and lifestyle, certain medicines intake, PCOS, perimenopause and toxins in the body. Progesterone inhibits the activity of 5-alpha reductase enzyme, as discussed above, this enzyme is responsible for production of DHT. As, progesterone levels decreases cause increase of DHT, this results in hair thinning and decreased hair density.
Also, during menopause, as the ovarian function gets suppressed and adrenal glands (present above kidneys) produces more of DHEA (again a form a androgen/male hormone) to compensate for loss of hormone production in the ovaries. Increase DHEA (it’s a precursor to other androgens) Ieads to rise in DHT levels, which can result in hair thinning.
5. ESTROGEN DEFFICIENCY:
This can occur due to the state of hormonal imbalances in women in fertile age group or due to lack of ovary function (causing low production of estrogen and progesterone) in menopausal women.
Estrogen hormone maintains the SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) protein in the blood, the later is responsible for transportation of various hormones (eg; testosterone) by binding with them. Low estrogen results in decreased SHBG levels, hence less bound androgens which means more free androgens. Bound hormones are inactive, free hormones are active, so increase in free (unbound) androgens inhibits hair growth and causes thinning.
6. There are other factors that results in hair fall like toxin levels in the body, autoimmune dysfunction due to microscopic intestinal damage, high stress levels, prolong infections, PCOS, wrong diet and lifestyle, other hormonal which will be covered in my subsequent posts.
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Dr. Vipul Indora, MD