The Link between Low Testosterone and Hair Loss
Although there can be multiple factors which contribute to hair loss, testosterone therapy from our San Diego facility may be able to help. Both men and women can be affected by hormone-related hair loss, and correcting the underlying hormone imbalances can stop the problem.
Androgenetic alopecia is a form of hair loss which is directly related to your testosterone levels. Testosterone is needed to produce DHT, the hormone which directly affects hair growth. Low testosterone levels mean low DHT levels, which leads to androgenetic alopecia. Hair loss is caused by a combination of low testosterone levels and higher than normal androgen levels.
This hereditary disorder is primarily characterized by thinning hair, and can affect either men or women. In men, androgenetic alopecia presents first at the temples, and back of the head, then may spread out until the entire top of the head is bald. In women, symptoms present as diffuse thinning across the scalp.
Testosterone therapy can help return hormone levels back to their proper balance and circulation, resolving the underlying cause of this form of hair loss. As a result, continued loss and thinning of hair can be slowed or even stopped. In fact, very early treatment can even result in hair regrowth.
In addition to hair loss, low testosterone levels can impact energy levels, moods and sexual performance. Restoring balance to your body can no only stop the progression of hair loss, but also restore a youthful vitality to multiple aspects of your life.