Time for a song?P.S. Even though many women make fun of it, the MGTOW movement is also having a significant negative effect on them as well.
I believe that life is much more nuanced and complicated than we can even imagine.Hi pretty people.
I read on this post that volume and quantity of hair depends on background and genetics mainly, but there are other reasons such as food habits, lifestyle, and rest...
I don´t know the real answer but what I read in that place was quite convincing.
What y'all think??
So adrenal hormones convert to DHT in women? Interesting. What stressors cause this conversion? Are my socio-cultural factors irrelvant to this conversion?Female pattern hair loss (androgen mediated, as opposed to autoimmune and other types) has a different pattern than the frontal balding pattern and other male phenotypes. It starts from the center of the scalp and spreads out from there. This can really only happen after menopause (steroid use could be an exception) since that`s when adrenal hormones in women can in some cases (with underlying insulin resistance often and the genetic propensity) overcome the lower estradiol and be converted in sufficient amount to DHT to cause skull growth and the following cascade;
Adrenal DHEA-androstenedione-DHT-skull growth-Galea Aponeurotica tension-chronic skin inflammation (TGF-b) in the skin fused with the galea-fibrosis-reduced blood supply to the dermal papillae-reduced WNT/b-catenin signaling-follicle miniaturization. In addition the follicle can be restricted in it`s diameter and possibly be destroyed all together. (although that seems unlikely) It`s the same cascade and mechanisms as in men, but with adrenal hormones being the driver, rather than gonadal hormones as is the case in men. (pattern 5 below would be the relatively rare female pattern hair loss pattern)
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That happens in both men and women, but it`s less relevant in men. Insulin resistance might be the most important factor. Studies show a clear link between insulin resistance and PCOS and idiopathic hirsutism in women. Both caused by an increase in DHT. Caffeine increases fasting insulin also, as well as adrenal hormones. (And indirectly increases DHT again by it`s insulin driving effects, since insulin regulates 5-alpha reductase together with IGF-1.) A high sugar diet will also reduce hepatic SHBG, which transport androgen`s and regulate their availability in tissues also. (Hepatic lipogenesis induced by monosaccharide consumption reduces hepatocyte-nuclear factor 4-alpha, which in turn attenuates SHBG, which in turn reduces the binding of androgen`s and increases their availability in tissues.)So adrenal hormones convert to DHT in women? Interesting. What stressors cause this conversion? Are my socio-cultural factors irrelvant to this conversion?