If you’re losing your hair, you’re probably familiar with the many advertisements for hair loss treatments and have done some research. You’ve likely made some attempts to solve your hair loss and tried a few products or procedures, but they have failed. If you’ve lost hope and feel like you have tried everything, here is some information from the medical professionals at Dynamic Health Solutions.
DHS delivers powerful treatments that will boost and maintain your hair volume and growth, fast. Our expert team of professionals works with you to address your hair loss head-on with medication, nutritional advice, and results. We can now halt most age-related hair loss and build a lasting defense against baldness and hair loss and clients have continued to report that when they regained their hairline, they restored their confidence and freedom from worrying about their hairline.
DHT and the male pattern baldness connection
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an androgen produced naturally by the body. The production of DHT causes hair loss in over half of all U.S. men by the age of 50. DHT can cause male pattern hair loss by causing hair follicles to shrink, and it is the hormone that’s responsible for most male pattern baldness. Today there are more options for hair loss solutions than ever before. These include prescription medications that block DHT.
DHT is an androgen, a hormone that contributes to male sex characteristics including a deep voice, body hair growth, muscle mass, and changes in reproductive organs. When men age, testosterone and DHT bring other benefits to your body, such as maintaining your overall muscle mass and promoting sexual health and fertility. A man’s body typically contains more testosterone than women. DHS causes hair follicles to shrink and stop producing hair. If you’re genetically inclined to male pattern baldness, effect of DHT is more prominent. Families with variations in their androgen receptor (AR) genes are more susceptible to baldness. Hormones like testosterone and DHT bind to normal androgen receptors. Genetic variations in the AR gene may lead to an increased response to androgen making you more likely to experience male pattern hair loss.
How hair grows
Hair grows from the follicles that form beneath your skin. These resemble tiny capsules that each contain a single strand of hair along with protective enzymes that keep hair youthful and strong. Hair follicles have a growth cycle typically lasting two to six years and contrary to what many people think, hair structures don’t change. When you shave or cut your hair, the follicle contains the same type of hair and will grow in the same way. After a hair’s growth cycle is complete, it enters the resting stage before ultimately falling out within a few months. The follicle then produces new hair, and the cycle begins again. DHT and high levels of androgens shrink hair follicles and shorten hair growth cycles. This can cause hair to appear thinner, more brittle, and fall out more quickly. Excessive DHT can also make it take longer for your follicles to grow back after shedding.
Hair and Testosterone
Testosterone is the most abundant and active androgen in the male body. Numerous physiological and sexual processes are regulated by this vital hormone. This includes the regulation of androgen hormone levels and sperm production, the preservation of muscle and bone mass, as well as the regulation of mood and emotion. DHT is a testosterone derivative. DHT is also involved in some of the same sexual functions and physiological processes as testosterone, but it’s stronger. DHT can bind to an androgen receptor for a long period of time, increasing testosterone levels throughout the body.
Other hair loss factors
DHT isn’t the only reason you may be seeing your hair thinning or falling out. Here are a few common reasons you might be losing your hair. Alopecia areata is an auto-immune condition that causes your body to attack the hair follicles on your head and in other parts of your body. Though you may notice small patches of baldness at first, your body can ultimately cause complete baldness on your head, eyebrows, facial and body hair. Lichen Planus is another autoimmune condition in which your body attacks your skin cells, including those on your scalp. Other causes of hair loss include damaged follicles, hypothyroidism (too little thyroid hormone), and gluten intolerance in people with celiac disease. A genetic disorder known as Netherton syndrome causes structurally weak hair and leads to excessive shedding of skin and irregular hair growth. This type of hair is sometimes called “Bamboo Hair” and fungal infection or ringworm of the scalp can cause your scalp to itch and your hair to fall out.
Dynamic Health Solutions offers effective hair restoration treatments that have been proven to work!
The hair loss medications offered by the board-certified physicians at DHS specifically target DHT production and receptor binding. We offer a number of prescription hair loss treatments designed to address the cause of your hair loss.
DHT blockers work by preventing DHT from binding to 5-AR receptors, including those in your hair follicles. DHT shrinks hair follicles and can reduce your body’s production of new hair growth. Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia) is an oral, prescription-only medication. Finasteride has a documented success rate of 87 percent. As Finasteride binds to 5-AR proteins, it prevents DHT from binding to hair follicle receptors, keeping them from shrinking.
Vitamin H, or biotin, is a natural B vitamin that helps the body make energy from the food and fluids it consumes. Additionally, biotin boosts and maintains levels of Keratin, a type of protein found in your hair, nails, and skin. Studies have proven Biotin can help hair regrow and keep existing hair from falling out. Eating a diet rich in egg yolks, nuts, and whole grains can increase Biotin levels. When you need to correct nutritional deficiencies quickly, the nutrition consultants at DHS are ready to help.
Minoxidil (Rogaine) is a peripheral vasodilator. Minoxidil relaxes blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more easily and nourishing the scalp. When applied topically to the scalp, it can also promote hair growth.
Vitamin B-12 and B-6
B vitamins are essential nutrients for your overall health, and while supplements such as B-12 or B-6 may not restore lost hair, they can help make your hair thicker and healthier by improving blood flow to scalp follicles.
Dynamic Health Solutions for hair restoration
Are hair loss therapies from Dynamic Health Solutions effective for your type of hair loss? Schedule your appointment today with your board-certified hair loss physician today to get started.