When transforming growth factors are increased in the scalp follicles, the hairs transition from anagen (growth) to catagen and the hair stops growing. The hormone DHT increases the transforming growth factors causing hair to stop growing. So, how can we reduce TGFbeta1 and TGFbeta2 in the scalp?
Everyone thinks DHT is the cause of hair loss.
But did you ever think to ask why reducing your DHT levels also reduces your hair loss?
That’s the question you should have been asking all along. Because the answer is extremely important — and knowing the answer, might even save your life.
It’s unlikely that your motocycle helmet is the cause of your hair loss. It’s far more likely to be caused by the hormone DHT. There is a condition called Traction Alopecia, which is basically hair loss caused by regular pulling on the hair. If the hair is regularly pulled tight by a hat, helmet or […]
For many years it was believed that high levels of testosterone alone caused male pattern baldness (MPB). Testosterone, the primary male sex hormone is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by the 5a-reductase enzyme. DHT is a super-testosterone and high levels of it increase the risk of developing male pattern baldness. The higher the levels of free […]
Source: Wikipedia Affecting both men and women, thyroid dysfunction can be a significant factor in severe diffuse Alopecia (hair loss). The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located at the front of the neck. It produces, stores, and distributes hormones, altering and controlling the function of almost all of our other glands and the […]