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Is it possible to stop hair loss due to hormonal failure and how to cope with the imbalance?

hair loss due to hormonal failureThe state of the skin and hair largely depends on the stability of the human hormonal background.

Hormones are organic substances produced by the endocrine glands.

Hormonal background - the content (amount) of hormones in the body. Imbalance of male / female sex hormones leads to hormonal failure.

Most often, men suffer from hair loss due to the high content of testosterone (the male sex hormone) in the blood. This is a natural process, which is rarely associated with hormonal imbalance.


Imbalance of hormones




Treatment of hair loss due to hormonal failure

Terms of therapy

Girls during puberty and women may have a hormonal background. In this testosterone prevails over estrogen.

Testosterone alone can not cause alopecia (androgenic alopecia), excessive hair loss in the weaker sex.

Direct influence on the growth of new hairs is provided only by the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

When testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone, it causes the hair follicles to contract, which leads to a gradual loss of hair density, the loss of strands in whole bundles.

It is important to observe the balance of sex hormones in the body, carefully monitor the condition of the hair, skin, monitor mood changes (unjustified aggressiveness, sentimentality, frequent change of mood), its menstrual cycle (for women). It is on the sharp changes in these areas you can guess about the instability of the hormonal background.

Imbalance of hormones

Imbalance of hormones can not always lead to hair loss. An example is the period of puberty in adolescents and the period of pregnancy of a woman.

Teenage boys experience a strong burst of testosterone, but it does not lead to hair loss. This is due to the fact that in the male body a priori the level of testosterone should be higher than in the female body (ie testosterone is not converted to dihydrotestosterone).

Girls in adolescence have a spike in the hormone estrogen, which improves the condition of hair, nails, and skin.Imbalance of hormones

In pregnant women, the body also has an increase in the number of estrogen and progesterone. These hormones prolong the life cycle of the hair.

Therefore, after bearing the child (when the child turns 3-4 months old), the woman has a sudden cessation of the life cycle of some hairs that should have fallen earlier, but were "kept" with the help of hormones.


1. Diseases transferred in childhood (SARS, acute respiratory infections, colds). Scientists have found that simple diseases that were transferred in childhood can affect the hormonal background of an adult.

2. Pregnancy, childbirth.

3. Frozen pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion.

4. Period of puberty.

5. Menopause (women after 40 years).

6. Hormonal preparations (OK, medications for the treatment of neuroses, allergic reactions, other diseases).

7. Diseases of the genitourinary system, gynecological diseases. The body seeks to restore the reproductive function, stopping to control the amount of hormones produced.

8. Stress. It is proved that stresses (especially frequent, strong) can adversely affect the state of any organ in the human body and lead to the development of a variety of diseases (including hormonal failure).

9. Lack of a healthy lifestyle. Harmful habits (smoking, excessive use of alcohol, drugs), lack of a daily and diet regime, malnutrition (abundance of fatty, sweet, spicy, salty foods), lack of exercise, systematic lack of sleep can lead to stress.

10. Diets and malnutrition. Long-term diets, hunger strikes (lack of useful fats) can help inhibit the production of hormones. Excess fat can also contribute to hormonal failure.

11. Extra weight. BMI from 25 to 30 - pre-fatness, more than 30 - obesity. A large amount of excess weight contributes to the inhibition of the production of sex hormones, which leads to their imbalance.

12. Great physical activity, abuse of sports nutrition.


All people react differently to hormonal failure in the body. The main symptoms are:

hormonal failure in the body1. Unstable menstrual cycle (more than 45 days) in a woman or his absence (anovulation).

2. Crash in the central nervous system. It is accompanied by sharp changes in mood, apathy, depression, nervousness, sentimentality.

3. Unjustified weight gain. A person eats in the former regime, but the body weight grows. Do not help either diet or exercise. There is no apparent reason for weight gain.

4. Decreased libido. Sexual desire is weakly expressed or absent altogether.

5. Sleep disturbance (insomnia, sensitive, anxious sleep).

6. Rapid fatigue for no apparent reason (lack of physical / mental stress).

7. Deterioration of the condition of hair, nails, skin. Hair begins to fall out, become dull, lifeless. Nails become pale, brittle, loose, break off. Appear acne, acne (on the face and body).

8. Impaired reproductive function. The sperm cells of a man become sluggish, slow. Asthenozoospermia may occur (decreased quality of spermatozoa). Women may experience a frozen pregnancy, miscarriage or a prolonged absence of ovulation in a normal cycle.

With a strong imbalance, the symptoms are much more pronounced than with minor disruptions.


In case of severe hair loss, which is accompanied by several symptoms of hormonal failure, it is necessary to urgently consult specialists (therapist, endocrinologist, gynecologist, andrologist, trichologist).

The doctor will prescribe tests that will show the real level of male and female sex hormones:

1. Biochemical analysis of blood from a vein.

2. General analysis of blood frlevel of male and female sex hormonesom the finger.

3. Analysis of the blood ELISA (for infection).

4. A swab of genital organs for infection.

5. Blood from the vein for serum iron.

6. Blood from the veins to the thyroid hormones.

7. Analyzes for sex hormones (for women and men are different). Some tests for women are given on certain days of the cycle. The analysis for dihydrotestosterone can be taken any day.

8. Spectrogram of hair. Several hairs are cut off at the root of the neck or occiput. They are degreased, placed in a special solution, where they dissolve. This liquid is estimated by the spectrometer (the sample is burned, and the device fixes evaporation).

These analyzes will allow specialists to consider the problem from different sides, to study the level of substances and hormones. Spectral analysis of hair shows the mineral metabolism in the body.

Treatment of hair loss due to hormonal failure

When hair loss hormonal failure is difficult to identify. Many people begin to engage in self-diagnosis and self-treatment, which greatly complicates the subsequent diagnosis of the doctor.

How to stop hair loss during hormonal failure? Temporary hormonal failure can be corrected by taking vitamins and hormonal medications, which the specialist should appoint after examination and delivery of all tests.

Pathological hair loss with hormonal disorders is not as easy to stop as temporary hair loss.

How to stop hair loss during hormonal failureEach of the specialists should analyze their side of the problem, decide on their profile (treatment of reproductive function, thyroid, genitourinary system, improving the whole body or treating certain organs, reducing the effect of external / internal factors on hair loss).

Treatment for hair loss during hormonal failure is carried out in a complex way: elimination of causes and normalization of the hormonal background of a person.

General drugs and dosage for the treatment of hair loss with hormonal failure does not exist.

Each case, each organism is individual.

Experts warn that in the early stages of hormonal imbalance, hair loss can be prevented and reduced.

If the ringlets are much thinner, baldness has begun, then this process is much more difficult to stop.

Terms of therapy

Terms of therapyRegarding the timing of therapy, it is also impossible to give an unambiguous answer. Everything depends on the degree of imbalance and the cause of its occurrence. The minimum duration of therapy is 21 days, the maximum is several years (an average of 4-6 months).

After the beginning of treatment, the hair stops falling after 2-4 weeks. In the most severe cases, this process stops after 4-6 months.

New hair begins to grow no less than 2 months (usually 3-6 months after the start of treatment).


Let's not forget about the hair, let's take care of them, and at the same time watch our health!
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