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DHT & Female Hair Loss

m3woman.jpgFor women hair loss can be temporary or long lasting.  Hair loss that could have been temporary may become permanent merely because of indecision or inaction.  The potential for reversal of hair loss is greatest when hair loss is most recent.  Perhaps as frustrating as actually losing hair is the stigma associated to women's hair loss.  The information below may help guide you to action sooner rather than later.

Female Pattern Hair Loss and Its Treatment
The majority of women who suffer from hair loss have diffuse thinning on all areas of the head.  Men on the other hand, rarely have diffuse thinning but instead have thinning in the front, top, and crown areas.  Androgenetic alopecia, commonly called Female Pattern Baldness (FPB), is the cause of this type of hair loss and was only partially understood until recently.  For many years, scientists thought that androgenetic alopecia was caused by the predominance of the male sex hormone, testosterone, which women have in trace amounts under normal conditions.  While testosterone is at the core of the balding process, it is now known that Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the main culprit.  DHT, a byproduct of testosterone, is the adversary of hair follicles on your head.  Under certain conditions, DHT works to kill those follicles.  This simple negative action is at the root of many kinds of hair loss. 

thinning-hair-women-pic.jpgTestosterone converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme Type II 5-alpha reductase, which is held in a hair follicle's oil glands.  Scientists now believe that it is not the amount of circulating testosterone that is the problem but the level of DHT binding to the receptors in the scalp follicles.  DHT shrinks hair follicles making it impossible for healthy hair to survive. 

Menopause and Hair Loss: After menopause many women will experience symptoms of hair loss, as well as an increased amount of facial hair.  When a woman enters into menopause, or loses her period due to a high level of physical activity or dieting, her estrogen levels drop.  Before menopause, estrogen binds excess testosterone to proteins called globulins and lowers the freeform testosterone levels in the blood.  Lowered levels of estrogen thus allow free testosterone levels to rise, and leads to increased levels of DHT. 

Our natural and herbal hair loss treatment can curb hair loss and prompt regrowth because of its ability to interfere with DHT's follicle-killing mission by either inhibiting 5-alpha reductase, the amount of DHT created from testosterone, or by inhibiting DHT's ability to bind to receptors in hair follicles.