Holy Hormones Journal: I know of so many women who are experiencing this hormone-related hair thinning and loss. And Dr. Jockers is right – hair loss sends emotional distress signals to all women – especially women hardest hit – those going into menopause. Estrogen dominance and improper ratios between estrogen and progesterone mainly are key. Nutrition and the use of a natural progesterone cream – or as Dr. Jockers suggests, bioidentical hormones is crucial to reverse the process. Vitamin D3 is also an integral player in restoring hair. We need to look at these problems as biochemical imbalances and under nutration – instead of excepting the devastating fact that our hair line is disappearing, our hair is thinning or we have a bald spot at the top of our head.
Please read more at the Mayo Clinic web site.
Hormones A Key Factor In Hair Loss In Women
Hair loss is a distressing condition at any age, but a combination of the right nutrients and bioidentical
natural progesterone can improve hair condition and often growth too.
Dr. David Jockers
May 31, 2013
Over 25 million female American women are losing their hair and suffering the emotional distress that comes with this process. The latest research has shown that hormones seem to be the major player in this embarrassing condition. Fortunately, there are solutions in both nature and nurture that support hormone balance and a return to normal function.
While classic baldness has always been associated with men, what has become increasingly more common today is the “female pattern” hair loss. Women rarely lose hair to the extreme that men do, however, many experience a significant reduction in the diameter of the hair shaft leading to an overall hair thinning. This pattern most often develops around the onset of menopause. Before menopause 13% of women experience hair thinning compared to 37% that experience this after menopause.
The Three Critical Sex Hormones:
Women have a critical balance of 3 major sex hormones: progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone (androgens). When women stop ovulating at the onset of menopause, there are fluxuations of the various hormones. For many women this process can become extreme. Research has shown that lifestyle plays a significant role in the regulation of these hormones and the effects of middle-age hormonal fluctuations.