Do hormones play a role in hair loss?

They sure do! Different hormones can affect how your hair grows:

  1. Thyroid hormones: If these hormones go up or down, you might experience hair loss all over your scalp. The good news is that treating the thyroid problem can bring your hair back!

  2. Cortisol: Feeling stressed or anxious? High cortisol levels can stop hair growth. Finding ways to manage stress can help.

  3. Estrogen: Women go through hormonal PCOS. These changes can affect hair growth, but they usually balance out eventually.

  4. Male hormones (androgen): These can cause excess hair growth on the face and body in some people. On the other hand, lower levels can lead to hair thinning and loss. This is also linked to male pattern baldness.