Stop and Reverse Testosterone Hair Loss
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In both men and women, testosterone hair loss could have paid attention when I first guy occurs when hair follicles when the body overproduces testosterone and does not make enough estrogen. When there is too much testosterone in the body it converts to an active form called DHT and it is this active form of the hormone that actually kills hair follicles by latching onto them slowly and preventing them from growing new strands.
- 1 The Causes of Testosterone Hair Loss
- 2 By Taking Supplements To Manage Testosterone Production
- 3 By Changing Your Diet to Help Manage the Effects of Testosterone
- 4 By Making Lifestyle Changes to Help Balance Testosterone Levels
- 5 Tips and Tricks
6 Questions and Answers
- 6.1 Do you have a different food group to recommend other than the shellfish that contains zinc? I am allergic to shellfish. I know red meat and pumpkin seeds have zinc but I'm looking for something that is as powerful as shellfish for zinc and excess testosterone related female hair loss. There's only so much pumpkin seeds a girl can eat, lol, and red meat is yummy, but hasn't done much for my iron or zinc levels...Thanks?
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The Causes of Testosterone Hair Loss
Conditions that cause testosterone hair loss are:
- Normal aging in which both male and female bodies naturally begin to produce fewer hormones
- Heredity, which scan determine at what age your body stops producing estrogen and begins producing a great deal of DHT
- Perimenopause and menopause that lowers estrogen levels in women and then causes an overproduction of testosterone
- PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease in women) that causes the female endocrine system to produce less estrogen and produce much more testosterone, leading to an overproduction of DHT, which causes balding
- Stress that causes an overproduction of cortisol, which in turn causes an overproduction of testosterone and DHT
- Metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance and Type II diabetes that affect the endocrine system and hormone level
By Taking Supplements To Manage Testosterone Production
- 2If you are a man, taking 500 mg of Saw Palmetto can help stop DHT production that is provoked by hormonal imbalances. It is especially effective in instances where the testosterone overproduction is caused by prostate issues or diseases. Women can also try taking Saw Palmetto but the action of this palm leaf extract is more effective for men.Advertisement
By Changing Your Diet to Help Manage the Effects of Testosterone
- 1Eat orange colored fruits and vegetables twice a day. Orange fruits and vegetables contain the most Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene which helps keep helps the hair follicles produce sebum. An over-production of testosterone blocks healthy sebum production. Beta-carotene helps the hair form keratin, which supports the healthy regrowth of new hair. Carrots, sweet potatoes, mangoes and oranges are rich sources of Vitamin A.
By Making Lifestyle Changes to Help Balance Testosterone Levels
- 4Avoid drinking tap water, which often contains chemicals, lead, and hormones from discarded medicines and agricultural practices. These hormones in water disrupt the hormonal balance of your body and cause reactions that increase testosterone levels. Stay hydrated by drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of distilled or spring water a day.
- 7Rinse your hair with nettle tea every day. Brew a pot of nettle tea and then let it cool. Pour it into a squeeze bottle and keep it in the shower with you. Use it as a hair rinse when necessary. Nettles are a natural blocker of the excess DHT that is produced when testosterone levels are out of whack.
- 13Do not chemically over process your hair with chemicals by dying, bleaching, perming or straightening it. Chemicals of all kinds disrupt the normal production of hormone and speed up the production of DHT on the scalp. Damaged follicles will grow very thin hair or stop growing it at all.
Tips and Tricks
- Birth control pills can cause testosterone levels to rise in some women and cause hair loss but in general, it increases estrogen which is helpful; requesting that you be put on a different type of pill may help balance your hormones again
- If you are female and taking bio-identical hormone therapy then you might experience hair loss due to taking DHEA, a hormone that also has the ability to increase testosterone levels and allow DHA to accumulate on the scalp; lessening the dose may help and stopping taking it may completely solve the problem
- Thyroid medications can cause a rise in cortisol levels in some individuals, which in turn causes an elevation in testosterone production; ask your doctor if this can be adjusted so that hair loss does not happen
Questions and Answers
I just wrote it all in the questions section of this form. lol. my bad. :) Please see my question above.
- Wheat Germ
All of these foods are high in Zinc. You can make a spinach salad with sauteed mushrooms, chickpeas, and cashews. Sprinkle toasted wheat germ on the top. This will be very high in Zinc. You can toast chickpeas in the oven to make a snack to eat throughout the day. Chickpeas also make an excellent mock tuna/egg salad sandwich spread.