Thursday, February 28, 2008

Estrogen and Hair Loss in Women

When estrogen levels drop, baldness can occur in women. Estrogen is the female hormone that encourages hair to grow on the head. Things like pregnancy, childbirth, and illnesses can sometimes affect estrogen levels which also causes lost and thinning hair. As women advance in age, hair loss and thinning become common problems, which occur again due to the change in the level of estrogen. Androgenetic Alopecia, is also a problem among women, this is a patterned hairloss, and is caused by DHT.
Women in their forties take hormone replacement therapy for treatment of pattern baldness. You should also try herbal nutrition supplements to treat estrogen related hair loss.

The best treatment for thinning hair from diet is to keep hair clean and ensure you eat a balanced diet. Although the market is flooded with various types of hair products, use only high quality products. You should use a mild DHT shampoo two to three times a week; this will help to remove dirt and buildup on the hair that can deteriorate the condition of the scalp. Also good hair conditioners can prevent dryness that can be otherwise cause by frequent shampooing. You should also prevent exposure to the sun’s UV rays and also eat a diet that includes brewer’s yeast, soybeans, green peas, lentils, oats, sunflower, seeds and nutritious nuts.

When it comes to hair loss and hair thinning, control over hereditary factors is limited. However you may begin an effective treatment by using good hair care products, maintaining your hair and also by eating healthy and nutritious food.

For over 25 million women in the U.S. alone suffer from hair loss. Women who are losing their hair do to female pattern baldness will usually experience and overall thinning of the rather than patches of baldness although patches do occur in a small percentage of women.

Female hair loss of this type usually begins around age 40 and is typically associated with the onset f menopause where estrogen levels decline and male testosterone levels increase.

Continuing with estrogen hair loss, noticeably when it declines it begins to loose it ability to block the steroid hormones which cause the woman’s hair loss symptoms to begin. This results in the hair becoming thinner and in some cases, clumps of hair start to fall out.

Thought many women hope for a quick cure for hair loss, one that they can pour from a bottle, it’s just not that easy. If you are experiencing hair hair it might be a great ideal to go and talk to your health care provider to determine the cause. After the problem has been diagnosed then the right course of treatment can be found.