The hormones that are most commonly associated with hair loss are the androgens (DHEA, testosterone, and DHT) and thyroid (hypothyroidism). There are others that are equally important, like cortisol, and another is prolactin, which rarely gets the attention it deserves.
While we understand the desire for a label or “official” diagnosis, it makes me scratch my head (no pun intended) that providers offer scalp biopsies because while they claim that they’ll help to determine an “accurate diagnosis,” they rarely change their treatment plan based on the results.
I enjoy pulling the veil back on the coaching process, but I also like writing about it because it reminds me not to always default into “expert + explainer” mode, especially when a client says they want to dive into a pack of Oreos.
When people think eggs, they often think cholesterol; then they think heart disease. But cholesterol is a necessary component of every cell in your body. Let’s get to the bottom of it.