Hair Loss and Low Testosterone

December 19, 2013 — by Robert True
Tags: Hair Loss Hair Transplants

New York Hair Loss Low TestosteroneLow testosterone levels in men can produce a variety of undesirable symptoms, including depression, insomnia, erectile dysfunction, and increased body fat. Unfortunately, it can also lead to hair loss. At True & Dorin, the premier hair loss clinic in New York, hair loss due to low testosterone is a fairly common diagnosis. Thankfully, our experienced hair restoration experts are able to customize hair loss solutions to the individual patient, regardless of the cause of his or her hair loss.

Causes of Low Testosterone

There are several conditions that can lead or contribute to low testosterone levels in men. These potential causes include:

  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hormone disorders
  • Infection

There are also several conditions that are associated with both hair loss and low testosterone levels. The presence of these conditions in the body could make a person even more vulnerable to hair loss.

  • Zinc deficiency
  • Deficiency in fatty acids
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Uncontrolled blood sugar levels
  • High triglycerides
  • Increased levels of estrogen
  • Poor metabolism due to thyroid problems
  • High levels of cortisol

If you are experiencing any of these conditions in conjunction with your hair loss, there is a chance that you suffer from low levels of testosterone, and that low testosterone may be playing at least a contributing role in your hair loss.

Treatments for Low Testosterone

It should not be assumed that testosterone therapy is necessarily the solution to low testosterone levels. In many cases, lifestyle changes - getting more sleep and exercise and eating a healthier diet - can make a profound difference. Likewise, coexisting conditions such as diabetes and hypertension can be treated, potentially decreasing the need for testosterone therapy. Ultimately, the best treatment for your low testosterone is between you and your primary care physician. However, once you begin your course of treatment, you may find that some of your hair loss problems are resolved, especially in areas of patchy hair loss.

Treatments for Hair Loss

Some of your hair loss may indeed be permanent, even if it was caused by low testosterone levels that have since improved. At True & Dorin, we offer a variety of hair loss solutions, including hair transplantation of the highest quality, using the most advanced and effective technologies and techniques. Our hair restoration surgeons are masters of both follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). They can help you achieve a natural-looking hair line with optimal hair density in thinning areas, depending on your individual case. Upon evaluating your scalp and hair and taking into consideration your medical history, they will recommend the technique best suited to you.

You don’t have to live with thinning hair or low testosterone levels. The sooner you seek treatment for both conditions, the sooner you will be living the life you deserve.

Learn More about Hair Loss and Low Testosterone

To learn more about hair loss and low testosterone, as well as the many superior-quality hair restoration options available at our practice, please contact True & Dorin today.