Hormonal Imbalance

by Julie
(Australia)

I suspect that I might be having hormonal imbalance issues; my hair has been thinning out significantly.

I started researching on line about hormonal Imbalance and suspect hypo-thyroid issues. I have ordered the cream already hoping it will be able to help. What are your thoughts on this matter?

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Jul 01, 2010
RE: Hormonal Imbalance
by: Anonymous

The hair thinning is definitely associated with hypo-thyroid and also other hormone deficiencies. I would recommend a saliva test to see where your deficiencies lie as some of the symptoms cross over one another. My personal experience has been - hormonal balance left untreated over time burdens so many other aspects of the body. If you listen closely to the body, you will hear the symptoms. Sometimes they are so small its easy to pass them off as no big deal. As you continue to research, you will learn that a lack of progesterone creating estrogen dominance, can and likely will eventually interfere with your thyroid receptors and it thyroid issues will likely take a long to show up in your lab work. In the meantime you are suffering trying to convince a doctor "something just isn't right!!". So, for me personally that was the case...doesn't it seem odd that woman are more likely to become hypo-thyroid as they age over men? At some point I pray our medical industry starts doing the math 1 + 1 = 2, right? I have been on this website and a few others for about 2-3 months and it astonishes me how many women are suffering and being mis-diagnosed and mis-medicated with anti-depressants and other drugs that only mask the problem and then create a bunch of new problems....I just have a hard time wrapping my mind around this method of madness. NATURAL PROGESTERONE SAVED MY LIFE!! I was on the verge of suicide after coming off the BC Pill for 20 years. I went through multiple doctors and the alarming fact was I was far more educated in the matter than some of the doctor's I visited....Wishing you much luck in your journey to find your answers. I have found Wray's information/advise to be outstanding! Thanks so much to Wray.... Peace & Love :-)

Jul 02, 2010
Hormonal Imbalance
by: Wray

Hi Julie Progesterone does help hair growth, as evidenced by most pregnant women who have lovely hair. We make over 400ng/ml per day in the third trimester of pregnancy. Oestrogen does suppress the thyroid slightly, whereas progesterone suppresses oestrogen, so it generally helps the thyroid. But living in Australia, you are probably ultra conscious about using sunscreen. The most significant cause of hypothyroidism is low vitamin D, please consider having a test done. Our levels should be a minimum of 50ng/ml year round. Low vitamin D increases parathyroid hormone, this suppresses thyroid function. Please see the Vitamin D Council web site for more info. I suggest you try taking about 2000mg/day N-acetyl cysteine, 2000-4000mg/day inositol and 2-3mg/day biotin. All these reverse hair loss, help hair growth and cysteine in particular strengthens it, plus the nails and skin too. Take care Wray

Jul 13, 2010
Thin Thin Thin Hair
by: Anonymous

My hair is so thin I am ashamed to go outside without nothing on my head. I use the cream but it does not seem to do a thing for my thin hair. My scalp is always showing over the crown of my head. I need some serious help. I would really like to hear from someone who regrew their own hair. Is there anyone out there! Helpppp!

Jul 14, 2010
Hormonal Imbalance
by: Anonymous

My hair has been falling out and thinning near my temples. I noticed when i am on the high dose of progesterone my hair doesn't fall out. Due to very extreme symptoms of estrogen dominance, I take it all month lower dose day 1-14 and a high dose day 14-28. Are you at your correct dose yet? How long have you been on the progesterone and at what dose? Do you have other symptoms besides the hair falling out? As far as re-growth, once you are supporting your body which likely you need to look also at vitamin/mineral supplementation then your body can can start to heal and become in balance. Hormonal imbalance doesn't happen over night and many other organs are affected by the imbalance. With that said, I personally take 5000MG Vit D, Iodine/Iodade (sp??) (thyroid function), Compounded Armour 1 grain (thyroid), Vit C 2000K, B-Complex, Adrenal Support (includes porcine and vit b's, vit c), Magnesium, Natural Progesterone, digestive enzyme/acid. After about six months on all these supplements, I starting noticing a difference - my hair started growing again. Unfortunately, I think it is a slow process and I am not aware of any way to speed it up. GOOD LUCK!

Jul 18, 2010
RE- Hormonal Imbalance
by: Wray

Hi there, whoever you are, bless you for the kind words! I'm sorry I missed your comment and only answering it now. Your observation about putting 1 and 1 together is excellent, but when will they?! For instance no one knows why 'autoimmune' diseases occur, but in every case more women suffer from them than men. In some instances it's exclusively women. For instance... Graves' disease affects up to 2% of the female population, sometimes appears after childbirth, and has a female:male incidence of 5:1 to 10:1.

Today it is estimated that autoimmune disease affects approximately 8% of the population, 78% of whom are women. The most striking sex differences are observed in Sjogren's syndrome, SLE, and scleroderma, which come from a spectrum of diagnoses in which the patient population is >80% women. Autoimmune thyroid diseases such as Hashimoto?s thyroiditis fall into the latter category. It's been reported that approximately 85% of patients with Hashi?s are women.

And other problems...

At any given time, 8% to 10% of the population suffers from some form of clinical depression; almost 70% of these individuals are women. Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death in women in Western countries. Women tend to develop the disease about 10 years later than men with a marked increase through the menopausal years. Cardiovascular disease is rare among women younger than 45 years, but women older than 55 years are more likely than men to have cardiovascular disease. Currently, about 500,000 Americans suffer from interstitial cystitis, usually during their middle decades (ages 20-50). Although approximately 90% of these patients are women, the precise reason why interstitial cystitis favors females remains a mystery.
Rosacea affects both sexes, but is almost three times more common in women, and has a peak age of onset between 30 and 60. Migraine is three times more common in women than men and many women with migraine, especially if they have a history of menstrual migraine, can experience an exacerbation as they approach menopause. Menstrual migraines affect 60 percent of these women. They occur before, during or immediately after the period, or during ovulation. More than 80% of SAD sufferers are women with an age of onset generally in the third decade. Symptoms of SAD include carbohydrate craving, hypersomnia and lethargy. Hyperparathyroidism is the third most common endocrine disorder, increasing with age, affecting mostly postmenopausal women. Elevated PTH can present as depression, fatigue, or disorientation. An elevated PTH suppresses the thyroid, how many women, particularly menopausal, are given thyroid meds, instead of vitamin D? PTH rises with low vitamin D.

All of the above have 3 things in common... high oestrogen (a pro-inflammatory hormone), low progesterone (an anti-inflammatory hormone) and low vitamin D. Moreover a low vitamin D level reduces the benefits of progesterone. 1 + 1=?! Take care Wray

Jul 19, 2010
Thin Thin Thin Hair
by: Wray

Hi there You don't say how much cream you have been using, but often the recommended amount is not enough. It should be between 100-200mg/day to have any real affect. For more info on this please see our web page on How to use progesterone cream. But before you increase the amount please see this web page first on Oestrogen Dominance. This can occur and is very disconcerting when it does. But I also suggest you try taking about 2000mg/day N-acetyl cysteine, 2000-4000mg/day inositol and 2-3mg/day biotin. All these reverse hair loss, help hair growth and cysteine in particular strengthens it, plus the nails and skin too. Take care Wray

Jul 19, 2010
Hormonal Imbalance
by: Wray

Hi there So pleased your hair has been helped. And you are so right, it does take time to heal. Understandably people expect overnight miracles when distressed, but the nutrients work slowly, but they do work. Excellent mixture you're taking, glad there's no calcium! Too many women are told to take this, but it's generally magnesium we are short of, and vitamin D of course. Take care Wray

Jul 21, 2010
Thank You So Much! Thin Thin Thin Hair
by: Anonymous

I should have placed my title as bald bald bald! I love all of you who have given me some awesome advice! I am going to follow your instructions to the tee! I don't care how long it takes to work. At lease I have a solution. I used the cream to get rid of fibroids. And I only used a very little. For 21 days on and 7days off. I have been using it like this since 1999. It took four months to see the shrinkage. Healthwise, I am doing very good and I am 59 years old. I take no medicines at all.

On the jar of the cream that I use, it warned of getting cancer. So I felt if I used more that I would be endangering myself... I feel ignorant and did not really know what would happen. But I know that I needed to continue the product for fear of the tumors returning... I am as strong as an ox! I paint houses and work hard. I have been loosing my hair since 1977. I use progesterone cream from Vitamin World. It has 400mg per ounce... I seem to be hooked on this product because it freed me from haemoraging and pain from the tumors. Thank God Almighty that I refused to get a hysterectomy! Doctors tried their best to give me this operation but I held my ground and told them no. I had bled so bad until my strength had been sapped from me and I could barely hold my head up! Those things were a nightmare. I could go on and on about those things but I won't do that to the reader. Can you let me know where to get the product that you told me about to help my hair grow. I am so ready willing and able to take on something that will finally give me my hair back!! Sincerely... Ok Thanks.

Jul 23, 2010
Thank You So Much! Thin Thin Thin Hair
by: Wray

Hi there A good site you could try is LEF. Or you should be able to get them in a drug store. Take care Wray

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