The medical professionals at Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey offer affordable male hormone replacement therapy programs to help men who are dealing with hormone decline and male pattern baldness. Offering a concierge medicine approach, Dr. Rand and his team use non-invasive therapies and procedures which have helped numerous men to reduce the symptoms of hormone related hair loss. Healthy Aging Medical Centers offer comprehensive consultations that review each patient’s medical history, blood work, exercise regimens, and nutritional habits. Boosting nutrition and assessing organ functions in conjunction with balancing hormones using natural hormone replacement therapy for men are the clinic’s primary modalities for addressing male pattern baldness. Many men have found the solution they need to male pattern baldness in the Essex County areas of Irvington, Newark, Millburn, Livingston, City of Orange, East Orange, Bloomfield, Nutley, Belleville, West Orange, Verona, Caldwell, Fairfield, Cedar Grove, Maplewood, Montclair, Roseland, South Orange New Jersey and more.
As aging occurs, many men begin to lose their hair, and most of them feel that this inconvenient change must be endured as a part of aging. Several over the counter hair products are available, and some men obtain hair implant. However, these strategies do not get to the root of the cause for hair loss. In men, the cause of hair loss is typically genetic or related to hormonal imbalances. While men can begin to lose their hair at any age, most men lose the most hair during their forties and fifties. Andropause, which is the phase of male hormone decline, cause hormones to reduce the most because the endocrine glands are no longer able to secrete hormones that maintain youthful appearances.
Testosterone & Hair Loss
Testosterone is the primary hormone in the male body, and when it declines, men may begin to notice drastic amounts of hair loss. Testosterone is produced in the leydig cells of the testicles and partly in the adrenal glands, and when these glands become worn down healthy levels of testosterone cannot be present in the body. Hair can begin to thin out as hormone levels become reduced in the body. The hair loss typically first occurs along the forehead, which causes the hair line to begin to recede, and some men may notice that the crown of the head may also begin to suffer from hair loss.
Hair loss does not necessarily occur in men because of low testosterone; it occurs due to low levels of one type and high levels of another type. There are many forms of testosterone in the male body, which include free testosterone, albumin bound testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin bound testosterone, and dihydrotestosterone. Free testosterone is the active form of testosterone in the male body that works to maintain muscle mass, sexual function, and energy levels, and it is the purest form of testosterone because it is not connected to any protein molecules. This is the type of testosterone that often becomes deficient with aging and hormone decline.
The body’s other sources of testosterone are bound to different proteins, and the other two types of testosterone include Sex Hormone Binding Globulin and Albumin Bound Testosterone. Over half of the body’s testosterone is bound to the protein Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, and it is inactive and cannot be used to promote functions that require testosterone. Most of the rest of a man’s supply of testosterone is bound to Albumin, which is a protein in the blood that is made in the liver and works to balance fluid metabolism. The testosterone that is bound to albumin is also unavailable, and the bond between Albumin bound testosterone is much weaker than the bond between Sex Hormone Binding Globulin. When free testosterone levels are low, the body may break the bond between albumin and testosterone to increase testosterone levels.
There is another type of testosterone, which increases when there is not enough free testosterone in the bloodstream, and this is dihydrotestosterone. This form of testosterone causes programmed cellular death or apoptosis in hair follicles on the scalp, which causes men to lose their hair. The hair follicles begin to get smaller, which causes hair to become thinner and finer, and eventually, many hair follicles die away and no longer continue to produce hair. Most people have around 100,000-150,000 strands of hair on their head, and average hair loss is around 100 strands of hair each day. In order for hair volume to be maintained, the scalp has to replenish hair as quickly as it is lost. In men with low levels of free testosterone and high levels of dihydrotestosterone, the hair follicles die away too quickly for hair to be replaced. For this reason, many men with low levels of free testosterone suffer from balding.
Aside from hormone loss, a few other factors can lead to hair loss. One possible cause is Seborrheic Dermatitis, which is also caused by excessive amounts of Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. In cases of Seborrheic Dermatitis, oil builds up on the scalp, which can lead to hair thinning. A chronically dry scalp may also cause hair to become dried up and fall out. Balancing hormone levels with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men to reduce the death of hair follicles and potentially grow thicker and more lustrous hair.
The Male Pattern Baldness specialists a Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey take an individualized approach to healing patients and do not offer a one size fits all approach. Their customized programs are centered on balancing hormones, nutritional supplementation, reducing stress, improving sleep, and detoxification. Men can also receive testing for amino acid deficiencies, nutritional imbalances, and gastrointestinal function. The clinic’s customized programs offer hormone optimization with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help men to overcome the effects of hair loss and boost their immune function and energy. The physicians at Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey have assisted men struggling from hair loss in the replenishment of valuable hormones, and many men have been able to improve hair growth while gaining more health and vitality.