Have you ever lost handfuls of hair in the shower and started screaming? Have you notice that the part in your hair is getting awfully wide? Are you panicking about the looks of your hair? Well if so, then you might find this information interesting and useful.
When men and women transition through hormone changes during the early stages of Menopause (ages 30-50 for women) and Andropause (ages 40-60 for men), hormone changes can lead to hair loss. This is somewhat concerning for - okay so you are panicking. The thought of showing the signs of balding or hair thinning is enough to make most of us sick.
The causes of hair loss can be attributed to such things as; stress, B-vitamin deficiency, zinc deficiency, thyroid disorder, genetics, and also loss of essential hormones.
For men it is the failing levels of testosterone that often lead to higher levels of estrogen that can lead to hair loss for men.
Another obvious hormone imbalance that promotes hair loss is a low thyroid or underproduction of thyroid hormones. It is so important that a full thyroid panel be ordered to assess the status. Having a trained medical expert in the area of hormone imbalances evaluate the levels if you become symptomatic or regularly as you age is of utmost importance in carefully monitoring these changing levels.