A recent study concluded that forty percent of women experience some degree of hair loss by age 40. This information indicates that females struggle with problems related to hair loss equal to their male counterparts. Hair loss in women can occur for a variety of reasons. Suboptimal hormone levels and genetically predisposed sensitivity to DHT and other hormones can both play a role. Additional factors such as stress, thyroid problems, and nutritional deficiencies can all affect your hair
growth, loss, thickness or texture.
If you have noticed that your skin has lost its elasticity and youthful glow, it could be an indication of low estrogen, low IGF-1 levels, or a thyroid imbalance. Estrogen supports skin elasticity and moisture retention. These hormones also increase collagen production in the skin, maintaining epidermal thickness and helping the skin to remain plump and hydrated while slowing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
If you have recently noticed hair loss or a change in skin tone or appearance, it could be due to a hormone imbalance. Take our hormone quiz to determine if you are a potential candidate for hormone optimization.
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