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Hair loss - could it be hormonal?

📢 Let’s talk about an issue that many of us might face at some point in our lives: hair loss due to hormonal imbalances. 🤔

Telogen effluvium is a medical term describing acute hair loss that occurs when a larger number of hair follicles prematurely enter the resting phase (telogen) of the hair growth cycle, resulting in increased shedding or hair loss.

Hormones play a significant role in the health of our hair. When these hormones become imbalanced, it can have a noticeable impact on our lovely locks. 💇‍♀️

1️⃣ Hormonal changes: Certain hormonal imbalances, such as fluctuations in estrogen, progesterone, or thyroid hormones, can disrupt this cycle and push more hair follicles into the resting phase.

2️⃣ Estrogen and progesterone: Estrogen is known to promote hair growth and thickness, while progesterone can have a stabilizing effect. Imbalances in these hormones, such as decreased estrogen levels (common during menopause or certain medical conditions), can contribute to telogen effluvium.

3️⃣ Thyroid hormones: Thyroid imbalances, particularly an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), can disrupt the hair growth cycle and lead to telogen effluvium.

Telogen effluvium due to hormone imbalances is often temporary and reversible. Here are a few steps you can take:

✅ Address underlying health conditions: If your hair loss is related to specific medical conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or thyroid disorders, working with your healthcare provider to manage these conditions can help improve hair growth.

✅ Support hair health: Maintain a balanced diet, rich in nutrients that promote hair health, such as vitamins A, C, D, and E, and minerals like iron and zinc.

✅ Hormone therapy: In some cases, hormone replacement therapy or other hormonal treatments may be recommended to restore hormonal balance and alleviate hair loss.

(Medical info (not advice):

By seeking addressing conditions, you can work towards restoring your hair’s natural growth cycle.

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