Hair Transplantation and Hormonal Changes
Hormonal Changes and how it affect on the hair growth rate
Women face hormonal changes that affect many aspects of life. Be it the skin, the nails, the hair and even the mood. But is there a connection between the hormonal changes a woman goes through and the female hair transplantation?
Hair loss is something that no one likes to experience, especially those who believe that a healthy hair means a healthy body. Women suffer from hair loss for various reasons, whether it is genetic, stress, the use of many chemical products or simply hormonal changes.
Hormonal changes are like roller coasters, they increase and decrease the body’s performance in general and can lead to fatigue, depression, and in women, increased facial hair and hair loss. In short, no living woman wants hormonal changes.
In this article we will join the roller coaster game and explain how hair transplantation and hormonal changes are related, and we can also give some tips that can prevent the hormonal changes or at least minimize their side effects.
What is Hormonal imbalance?
Hormones are the chemical substances that tell every organ of the body what to do and when to do it. They are the chemical messengers of the human body that send messages to all the different parts of the body to coordinate its functions. Scientists have identified about 50 different hormones.
Hormonal imbalance occurs when you have too much or too little of a particular hormone in your blood. Because these hormones are very powerful chemicals in the body, having more or less hormones can cause either temporary or permanent changes.
Some hormone imbalances are barely noticed, while others require medical treatment to address the side effects. In other cases, a hormonal imbalance may not directly affect your health, but it definitely affects your overall quality of life.
Which hormones are responsible for the hair growth rate?
Each hormone is responsible for different body parts and organ functions. For example, there are hormones that affect metabolism and can lead to weight gain, while some hormones are responsible for skin health and their imbalance can lead to acne.
The hormones generally responsible for hair growth are estrogen and progesterone. When the level of these two hormones decreases, androgen production increases. When androgen levels increase, hair follicles become weaker and smaller as they shrink and produce thin hair or no hair at all.
Cortisol levels also play a major role in hair growth. When the body is exposed to high levels of stress hormones, the hair follicle remains in the resting phase, medically known as the telogen phase, and does not enter the anagen phase where actual hair growth begins.
How hormonal imbalances affect the hair?
In order to have healthy hair, the hair follicles must be supplied with the necessary nutrients to produce healthy hair. If there is a hormonal imbalance, it means that the hair follicles do not receive the necessary nutrients and therefore the hair follicles shrink and die.
There are three phases in the hair cycle, which begins with the anagen phase. In this phase, the hair follicles are supplied with the necessary nutrients through the blood supply so that a hair can grow. In the second phase, the catagen phase, the hair follicle detaches from the blood supply and the last phase is the resting phase, where the hair dies and falls out without the necessary care and nutrition. Hormonal imbalances disrupt this cycle and prevent the hair from going through its normal life cycle, eventually leading to hair loss.
How is hormonal hair loss defined?
Hair loss is hair loss, and knowing what the reason is does not make the condition better, but it makes it easier to solve. To determine the reasons for hair loss, some tests are usually performed.
Hormonally induced hair loss can also manifest itself through other changes in the body. For example, weight gain without changing the diet, more facial hair, and severe mood swings. All of these signs can indicate that your body is going through dramatic hormonal changes. For example, in women who are facing hair loss due to stress hormones, bald patches appear on the crown of the head or the hair generally becomes thinner.
What is the connection between hormones and hair growth rate positively and negatively?
Hormones have a negative effect on hair and its life cycle, as hormonal imbalance can be the main factor in hair loss, shortening the life of the hair or disrupting the growth phase of the hair and making it grow slower.
What if your hormones are indeed balanced and you do not have to deal with any hormonal imbalances, how would that affect your hair? Positively When your hair gets the nutrients it needs, the hair follicles become stronger and thus produce better quality hair. So when women actually work on stabilizing their hormone levels, it has a positive effect on their overall health.
Is hair transplant a solution for hormonal hair loss?
Hair transplant procedures are the first and best solution for hair loss problems. It is a procedure that mainly focuses on transplanting the healthy hair follicles from the area with stable and strong hair growth to the area with hair loss and unstable hair growth.
During the initial consultation, the scalp is examined to determine the donor area from which the healthy hair grafts will be taken. The success rates of hair transplants are quite high and have solved the problem of hair loss forever.
What causes hormonal imbalance?
Any woman can face dramatic hormonal changes that affect her daily life, appearance and life in general if she does not work to stabilize them. However, in order to solve a problem, you need to know its cause. And the causes of hormonal imbalance are many, it can be due to a certain habit, a phase of life phase, an illness or a medication.
Damage in a certain gland
Tips to keep your hormones stable
Before we get into the complicated hormone issues, here are tips to help you keep or stabilize your hormone levels.
Have a diet which is rich in protein
Work out on a regular basis
Have less sugar
Have enough sleep
Should a woman check her hormones before hair transplant?
Before hair transplantation, the reason for hair loss must be determined, which is why the doctor performs some tests before the procedure. Part of these tests is to check hormone levels.