- Men's Health & Wellness
Hair Loss Is 100 Percent Reversible
How Hairloss Happens
Knowing the Cause
It is highly important to know the cause before you can start with the cure. In the case of hair loss, you are dealing with many different factors and each person is different. If you are interested to know what your specific cause and related treatment is let me give you a brief overview of the general cause that will later on become more specified. In general: it's about the formation of DHT on your scalp.
What Is DHT
DHT is a very concentrated type of testosterone. Testosterone is a masculine hormone, but both genders need testosterone to perform necessary functions. Men use more testosterone than women. It is responsible for male characteristics like facial hair, coitus drive, and aggressiveness. Men only need a small amount of DHT. Women do not need DHT at all. However, both genders have the ability to create DHT.
Reasons for Hairloss
When your physical body is too rich in testosterone, it sends the excess to the scalp for storage. Throughout your body there are tiny enzymes which normally interact with testosterone and transform it into more useful chemicals. In your scalp, a unique make up of enzyme (5AR) combines with this extra testosterone and converts it to super concentrated DHT. DHT is a very strong chemical and is not supposed to be in high concentrations on your scalp. While DHT is sometimes present on all people’s scalp, your hair is having an allergic answer to it. The change of testosterone into DHT is literally choking your hair follicle. The tissue around the follicle is swelling, choking out the blood supply which ought to bring nutrients and anti- DHT enzymes.
Over time, the follicle begins to become smaller and decay. Hair growing from these follicles get thinner and weaker and at. a certain point in time hair stops growing altogether. Testosterone is produced by all bodies male and female and even DHT. This is why any man or woman is usually producing enzymes which counteract DHT and also the reason why any healthy man's or woman's body doesn't generate enough excess testosterone for DHT to be converted and stored at a significant level. Essentially, a healthy person does not ever have to worry about DHT related hair loss.
There are several factors which play a role in the problem, but for one reason or another your body has a DHT problem. You are over producing testosterone and the enzymes which turn testosterone into DHT. At the same time you are under producing the enzymes which balance out that problem. If you also are having an allergic reaction to DHT within your scalp, your hair is falling out. It is self evident that if your problem comes from being out of balance your cure comes from regaining balance. That is the true solution to hair loss. And in the same way anything that throws your body further out of balance is going to make your hair loss worse.
Stress, Hormonal Imbalance and Hairloss
Stress is often a buzz word involved with many health problems. It is used frequently each day to describe countless situations. Unfortunately, it is used so much you may have begun to dismiss its very real negative effects.
Before you dismiss stress, let us take a quick look at what stress has meant throughout the course of human history.
Since the dawn of time until very recently, humans have lived a dangerous existence. For thousands of years, they lived under constant threat of attack from wild animals, invasion from foreign empires, famine, hunger, drought, and an ice age or two.
Living under a constant threat of “lion attack” forced the human body to adapt. It had to be able to run or fight at a moment’s notice. The body needed to be able to push itself to perform extreme tasks with very little fuel. For thousands of years, this is was stress. It takes adrenaline and testosterone to fend off a lion attack. In fact, it takes a lot of adrenaline and testosterone to fend off a lion attack. DHT is responsible for aggressiveness, so the body emits the enzymes necessary to make the most
DHT it can. However, an actual lion attack also uses up all of those hormones. Fortunately, a lion attack does not last too long. After a couple of hours, or a day or two at the most, the stress is over. Then, there is supposed to be a period of calm and tranquility. At this point, the testosterone is all used up and the body is supposed to spend the next week recovering from the exertion. This is supposed to be a time of relaxation. It helps the body restore balance and prepare for the next lion attack.
Now, fast forward a few thousand years. In the 1950s the largest percentage of the world’s population began to take “desk jobs” for the very first time. Instead of fighting a real lion for our meals, we stay seated and fight a lion of paperwork. People are taking on greater burdens at work. People feel great pressure to succeed in the workplace or risk not being able to provide food and shelter to their families. The paperwork lion is getting sharper claws and teeth, enough stress to rival any prehistoric attack. The difference is that the paperwork lion never goes away. The average workday increases by an hour every decade. It is more common for people to go into work on the weekend and take work home. Instead of fighting the lion for a few hours every week or so, we are fighting the lion every day of our life. The stress is never ending. Therefore, we never
get that much needed wind-down. Our body never gets a chance to enter an essential recovery period. The surge of testosterone and DHT is never ceased. When There Is No Time To Take Rest and recovery, also known as R&R, is the fantasy of most people fighting off the paperwork lion day after day. They picture themselves on a tropical island drinking cocktails, far away from the worries of work and home. In reality, those same people cannot afford a tropical vacation long enough to actually recover from their stress. Despite how difficult it is to get it, rest and recovery is still essential. You need
to give your system the “all clear”. Tell it you have survived this lion attack and no longer need all of that excess testosterone, DHT, and adrenaline. Your body needs to know it can start repairing itself to prepare for the next lion attack which includes removing all of the DHT from your system. It seems true R&R time is not an option. Now, you absolutely have to find other
ways to wind down and recover. You need to do whatever it takes to give your body the “all clear” signal.
The Effect of Stress on Your Hair
What to Do About Stress
One of the best ways to do this is to establish a nightly wind-down routine. It is a time dedicated to your body and to eradicating stress. At the end of your stressful day, thank your body for all of the work it has done and give it peace. Start by setting aside at least 30 minutes of undisturbed “you” time. This means no television, no radio, no news, no homework, and no other distractions. If you must, wait until everyone else has settled in for the evening to guarantee this R&R time is undisturbed. Then, find a way to calmly meditate. It may be in a bubble bath. It may be reading your favorite book, as long as that book is not too exciting. It could be laying on the bed listening to a classic concerto. Whatever technique you choose, make sure it begins to soothe and calm you almost immediately. Partner that technique with deep, long, and slow breathing. Inhale and exhale fully. Try to straighten your frame as much as you can while you breathe, enabling more oxygen to reach your body. You will be amazed at how the right breathing techniques can exponentially increase your meditative progress.
This is not the true R&R your body needs, but it will help to immediately deliver some relief. You really need to reexamine the circumstances which got you into the eternal lion attack. Otherwise, DHT related hair loss will lead to greater health concerns in the future.
How Does The Body Interpret Fun
You have heard that even good stress is still stress. Of course, those statements are typically referring to an overtaxed bride preparing for her wedding or an athlete training for the Olympics. The good stress examples do not have to be that extreme. The truth is your body cannot tell the difference between a lion attack, a tight deadline, or a fun night of adventure. You realize you need to unwind a little bit after a hard day or week at work. That is a good idea. However, you do not start planning a night curled up with a quiet book. Instead, you call all of your friends together for a night at the local bar or club. You have a few drinks. Maybe you dance. If you are single, maybe you try to pursue a date. Maybe you have a few more drinks. There are a lot of laughs and at the end of the day you all go home feeling like you had a great time.
The next day, it o longer feels like a great time. Your head is pounding. Your body is sore and you can barely drag yourself out of bed. Does that really sound like how you should feel after R&R? Is that how you imagined feeling after all of your stress is relieved? You are supposed to be helping your body heal from DHT, not harming it further. Being excited about time with friends is great. It improves your mental outlook and helps clear your mind of day to day stress. That is everything R&R should be.
The Effect of Alcohol on DHT and Why anti DHT Enzyme Production is Hindered
However, there is another side to a night out that is the opposite of R&R. The biggest problem is the drinks. It is true what they say about a single glass of red wine being good for the body because of the anti-oxidants. However, the benefits of alcohol stop right there. A glass of white wine along with any other alcohol is going to immediately raise your DHT levels. Many of the anti-DHT enzymes are created in your liver. Your liver is also responsible for removing alcohol from your system. Alcohol is not a natural nutrient for your body and your liver has some difficulty processing it. While it is focusing on the alcohol you drink, it is not creating those necessary anti-DHT nutrients. Your DHT is allowed to increase and your hair continues to fall out. The drinks are not the only problem. Chances are you are staying out later, robbing your body of essential sleep it needs to heal. This is the main reason you are dragging and sore. Dancing and general carousing around excites your system, releasing further adrenaline and testosterone into your system. Even worse, your body uses DHT for sexual aggression. This means if you are out flirting, you are signaling the release of DHT.
Now, this does not mean you should stay home every evening and have no social life. That can be just as damaging as partying all the time. It means you cannot associate a fun-filled night with R&R. It means you cannot do it night
after night or multiple times per week, especially after an already stressful day of work. It also means you need to set aside just as much recovery time after a night of partying as you do after a stressful week of work.
Video on DHT and Anti DHT Enzymes
Hairloss in Depth: Reasons
Sofar, you have read that DHT as a result of stress is one of the major factors for hairloss. and although it is true that you need to wind down after stress from work or from "good stress", not everyone has the possibility to wind down each and every day. There are some very good natural adrenaline or cortisol inhibitors. You can find more about that when you read on. Besides stress, also a change in diet can cause sudden unexpected hairloss. And finally, accumulation of heavy metal in your body is, besides a cause for many different healthproblems, also and certainly a sure cause for hairloss. To figure out what causes your hairloss continue reading here:Hairloss Reversed More Info