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Andropause and Hair Loss

Andropause and hair loss often go hand in hand ... which is why you might be experiencing male pattern baldness.

If not ... just imagine clumps of hair falling off your head, or observing strands of once healthy hair collecting in the shower drain.

Spending time in-front of the mirror looking at ever increasing thinning hair?

Welcome to the Andropause club Brother where some of you might be thinking ... "I've lost enough hair to not only be a member ... but also the president!"

Hair Club for Men

Typically, hair loss is a result of an imbalance of male testosterone hormone in the body.

Instead of infusing the hair with real testosterone, enzymes break it down to a simpler form known as dihydrotestosterone, abbreviated DHT. An excess of DHT has the effect of decreasing the size of hair follicles which eventually break down and make your hair fall off sporadically.

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is responsible for building and growing body hair in men. This includes body hair, pubic hair, head hair, armpit hair – any hair. DHT is directly produced in the skin, made to work by supporting enzymes that break it down for distribution throughout the body.

DHT levels are present more in certain areas of the body than in others – explaining why we may have a full crop of hair on our heads and little bushes of hair on our chests and backs. Women also have DHT in their bodies but produce less of it which explains why they have less body hair.

Since DHT is present more in certain areas of the body than in others, for this reason, men’s hair can fall into funny patterns. You know, the balding train station clerk you might have seen with more hair on his scalp than the top of his head. The shrinking of hair follicles as a result of the production of DHT is attributed to this.

Hair Growth Cycles

Andropause sufferers have their ¨hair growth cycles¨ disrupted when there is erratic growth of some hair strands where ¨new¨ hair pushed ¨old¨ hair out. Because Andropause is a period of hormonal imbalance, a lack of hormonal stability and poor homeostasis in the body pushes things out of balance.

Hair Loss Black BookIf you want to maintain healthy strands of hair, one thing you can do is hit that stair climber machine fellas! Exercise reverses the aging process and may certainly reverse this symptom. There are also hair growth products that can help you recapture your hair.

Secondary causes of hair loss in men suffering Andropause is stress. More specifically, stress raises the levels of cortisol and cortisone (known as stress hormones) in the body. Eating non-nutritional foods also speeds up hair loss. Pretty much any activity that speeds up the aging process will speed up your hair loss.

Drew Voight

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