How Hormones Affect Your Hair

The most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is a deficiency and/or imbalance of  Sex Hormones.

6 Sex Hormones that Affect Your Hair

E2 or Estradiol

Estradiol is the main estrogen our ovaries make during our reproductive years, starting around age 12 or 13 when we begin our menses and lasting through menopause.

E1 or Estrone

Estrone is the main estrogen we make after menopause. But instead of making it in our ovaries, we make it in our fat cells.

Estriol is the jewel of Estrogens. It is also called the “Hormone of Pregnancy” because our bodies make very high amounts of Estriol (E3) during pregnancy.

E3 or Estriol

Progesterone –  Estrogen’s Best Friend

Progesterone is critical in balancing Estrogen’s “growth” effects. Without Progesterone, the growth effects of Estrogen would go unchecked.

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