Hair and Hormones Day 3: Hair Loss Part 2

Hair and Hormones Day 3: Hair Loss Part 2

Welcome back. What I want to share with you today is the hair growth cycle, I think it’s pretty cool to understand what that looks like. So the hair growth cycle looks like this; there’s a rest phase, a growth phase, a death phase, and a shedding phase. it’s very interesting because when our hair falls out, it’s affecting these different parts of the cycle. So telogen is the rest phase, antigen is the growth phase, catagen is the death phase, and exogen is the shedding phase. So that’s what I wanted to share about that. 

Another thing that I remember sharing is the causes, and let me just talk about this for a minute. The causes are elevated Dht, which is a hormone that we talked about a little bit last week that causes hirsutism. It also causes hair to fall out. And then elevated inflammation, which causes oxidative stress and actually wrecks our hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. So the causes are a decrease in estrogen and progesterone and an increase in testosterone or androgens.  Then I want to talk about the three areas of focus here, which are elevated androgens, thyroid, and adrenal dysfunction and mitochondrial dysfunction, and that all equals metabolic dysfunction. So if you really look at it, we’re looking at hair thinning or hair loss as metabolic dysfunction. 

So there are three main types of hair loss. First is diffuse thinning, where you lose hair all over your head, overall widening of your part, and your part gets very thin. Next is thinning just behind the front hairline, and I see that a lot in tennis players. I’m a tennis fan, so I watch a lot of tennis and I see that the gals have hairlines that start far back. Last is thinning at the temples, and that’s kind of me. I have some thinning in that area. So that’s kind of the different ways that you can lose your hair.

So what happens is that the thickness of your hair decreases and the hair follicles actually go away. Some of the hair follicles die. So you have a decrease in hair follicles, and you have a destruction of the hair follicles. Destruction is when that’s when they die and then completely go away. So you have fewer hair follicles, which causes a decrease in the thickness of your hair. And then, of course, your hair falls out.

We talked about how it affects more than 50% of women in their lifetime. And certainly, it has affected my family in a big way, and that’s why I’m so passionate about this. I want to make sure that it doesn’t happen to me, but also if it’s happening to you now, that you have a path to start healing.

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Robin Nielsen

Chief Wellness Officer at Insulite Health, LLC
Robin is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. She comes to Insulite Health with a passion for helping women live vibrant, passionate lives. Robin had her own struggles with health. As a teenager she suffered from digestive disorders, weight, acne and hypoglycemia. As an adult she continued to struggle with balancing blood sugar, adult acne, mood swings, weight gain, arthritic conditions in her hands and chronic inflammation. Robin understands first hand how symptoms of poor health can keep us from living the life we dreamed of.

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Robin is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. She comes to Insulite Health with a passion for helping women live vibrant, passionate lives. Robin had her own struggles with health. As a teenager she suffered from digestive disorders, weight, acne and hypoglycemia. As an adult she continued to struggle with balancing blood sugar, adult acne, mood swings, weight gain, arthritic conditions in her hands and chronic inflammation. Robin understands first hand how symptoms of poor health can keep us from living the life we dreamed of.

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