In this video we’ll go through if DHEA for hair loss is effective or not. You’ll find out if it helps with hair regrowth and whether or not it can help grow your hair back.
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Recently, one of the underlying causes of hair loss in men and women has been associated with deficiencies in a naturally produced hormone known as dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA.
While it is normal for levels of DHEA production to reduce as people age, related hair loss can potentially be addressed through the use of synthetically produced DHEA supplements.
While treatment for hair loss related to issues of DHEA deficiencies may be treatable through supplementation, there are significant risks and potential side effects and these supplements should only be taken in consultation with a physician.
In this article you’ll learn:
If you have a DHEA deficinecy
If your deficiency could be causing you to lose hair
How to increase your levels of DHEA and help stop your hair loss
What is DHEA?
The chemical structure of DHEA
The chemical structure of DHEA
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a naturally produced hormone in the human body and has been successfully recreated in laboratory settings and made into supplements. In humans, DHEA is produced in the adrenal gland as well as the testes in males.
Levels of DHEA produced typically reduce as an individual gets older, and there are numerous health conditions that have been associated with reduced capacity to produce DHEA.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the hormone DHEA is involved in a wide variety of bodily functions from metabolic functioning and the operation of the immune system, to the proliferation of cells particularly epithelial cells.
There is a wealth of initial research and hypotheses on the potential for DHEA supplements, but much of the available literature suggests that more research is needed in these areas.
DHEA levels typically decrease in women more quickly than in men, and decreased levels are also found in individuals with the following conditions;
People with hormonal disorders
Individuals with HIV/AIDS
Those with Alzheimer’s disease
People with heart disease
People with depression
Those who have diabetes
Individuals with immune disorders
People with osteoporosis
How DHEA Can Affect Hair Loss
DHEA treatment, and increasing the amount of DHEA in the body through supplementation, will only have the potential to help individuals who experience hair loss due to DHEA deficiencies. This condition most commonly effects women, and is easily treated if done so in consultation with a physician.
Taking DHEA supplements without the advice of a medical professional can lead to serious consequences and is unlikely to improve hair loss, thinning hair, or a receding hairline.
The naturally occurring hormone, DHEA has been linked to issues of hair loss and is able to be addressed through the ingestion of supplements that are artificially created in laboratories.
DHEA itself plays a significant role in the proliferation of endothelial cells in the process of hair growth, and human hair has been found to contain levels of DHEA.
Due to the significance of the role DHEA plays in the process of hair growth, individuals who have reduced levels in their body for a variety of reasons may face issues of hair loss, thinning hair, and receding hair lines. Commonly, these issues are experience more by females than they are by males.
Find out about the biggest cases of hair loss in women here.
In an article available from the US National Library of Medicine, researchers explored the potential for DHEA treatment to address issues of stunted pubic hair growth in young females that had a sort of adrenal deficiency that reduced their natural production of DHEA.
The results of this study showed that for individuals who experienced reduced pubic hair growth due to adrenal insufficiencies that the growth of hair returned to normal levels once the amount of DHEA was increased through the use of supplements.
According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, one of the potential triggers for female pattern hair loss is related to low ratios of estrogen and androgen available to convert into circulating DHEA in the hair follicle.
The most significant precursor to instances of hair loss was the low measurable levels of DHEA. While this study does not suggest the correlating cause for hair loss, it does suggest a significant link between low levels of DHEA and related hair loss.
One common critique of the research available on DHEA is that all trials and research available come from studies on animals, which may or may not be translatable to humans.
This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease