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Hormones and Hair Loss…

It has been known for centuries that certain types of hair loss are linked to hormones. If boys are castrated prior to puberty, they do not develop androgenetic alopecia regardless of their genes. Likewise, men with androgenetic alopecia have increased levels of certain hormones in their scalp. One notorious hair-killing hormone is dihydrotestosterone or DHT. In fact, many hair loss treatments are aimed at lowering or blocking the effects of DHT in the scalp.


The stress that leads to human hair loss is not necessarily psychological stress but rather a physiological stress to the body (although these two conditions can be related). When the body is subjected to some sort of physiological stress it can place hair follicles in a state of nearly immediate and simultaneous telogen—a condition known as telogen effluvium.

Stresses that can cause telogen effluvium include:

  • Acute illness (infection, major surgery, trauma)
  • Chronic illness (cancer, end stage kidney and/or liver disease, lupus)
  • Hormonal fluctuations (pregnancy, endocrinological diseases)
  • Nutritional deficiencies or aberrations (anorexia, protein malnourishment, vitamin deficiencies, heavy metal poisoning)

Telogen effluvium occurs in both genders at virtually any age. It is often thought to occur in women more frequently than men for two reasons. First, the stresses of pregnancy and childbirth can lead to telogen effluvium and second, women seek medical attention for this type of hair loss more frequently than men.

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