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Is your hair loss happening due to steroids?
Is your hair loss happening due to steroids?

Is your hair loss happening due to steroids?

Posted by
 Dr Batra’s™  July 7, 2020

Are you a gym-freak? Do you take steroids on a regular basis for bodybuilding?

Don’t worry! You’re not alone. We all grew up idolizing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hulk Hogan, and Sylvester Stallone – and probably many of us want to look like them. Hence, you take the extra supplements! But, do you know about the side-effects of steroids? What harm they can do to your body?

In order to grow ‘Bigger, Stronger, Faster’, you may end up losing your precious locks from the head.

Hair loss is one of the common side-effects of steroids. Here’s the science behind it –

The reason that steroids are one of the common causes of hair loss is due to the mechanism that leads to male pattern baldness.

Male pattern baldness (MPB) is a type of hair loss responsible for the vast majority of hair loss in men. The condition is characterized by a typical pattern of receding hairline at the temples and hair thinning at the crown. It can even progress to partial or complete baldness in some cases.

Male pattern baldness is mainly caused by producing too much of the male hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone).  The DHT attaches to your hair follicles and over time causes the hair follicle to degrade thereby producing weaker or thinner hair. Eventually, your hair follicles will stop producing new hair, which is when baldness starts to appear on your head.

So what happens when you take steroids? Steroids can both accelerate male pattern baldness or cause it in people who aren’t genetically predisposed to the condition. If you are prone to male pattern baldness, your body already has higher levels of DHT. Taking steroids can further increase the production of DHT, which leads to hair loss.

The good news is that if you stop taking steroids, your hair fall may stop eventually. But, in others, the hair loss may continue even after stopping the steroids. In these people, genes play an important role. The genetic factor that they have inherited from either of the parents or both gives a great contribution to hair loss along with steroids.

Another important thing to keep in mind is that sometimes doctors prescribe anabolic steroids to help people with certain kinds of anemia and men who don’t produce enough testosterone on their own. Doctors also prescribe steroids to treat certain medical conditions such as asthma, allergies, infertility, eczema, psoriasis, and multiple sclerosis. When such drugs are taken in moderate doses they don’t usually cause many side-effects. But, if you suspect that you are experiencing hair loss as a result of your steroid usage, tell your doctor about the issue and stop using it.

Besides hair loss, an increase in DHT levels can also cause side-effects like an imbalance in testosterone levels, loss of libido, the difference in sizes of testes, development of breasts in males, mood swings, acne, and infertility.

So, if you are already experiencing hair loss due to steroids - stop using them - and take a natural homeopathy treatment to regain your lost hair. At Dr Batra’s, we offer instant to permanent solution for all your hair-related concerns. The selection of hair loss treatment is based on diagnosing the exact cause of your hair loss, extent of hair loss, grade of baldness as well as condition of your hair and scalp. Our doctors conduct a video microscopy test which magnifies your scalp up to 200 times and check your hair and scalp condition and suggest you a customized hair fall solution.

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