Low levels of cortisol is said to cause hair loss.
Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands that helps manage stress. It is also known as “stress hormone”. The Stress may be those brought about by major life events or even by everyday events. When adrenal glands produce cortisol especially on an extended period of time, other hormones are often unbalanced. The unbalanced or lower production of other hormones such as testosterone can cause hair loss. Other health problems that may be brought about by sustained high cortisol levels includes a decrease in cell regeneration, impaired mental function, decreased metabolism, and a weakened immune system.
Hair loss or the thinning of the hairline is caused by several factors. It may be a genetic tendency or is inherited or fluctuating hormone levels during menopause. In these cases, nothing can be done to stop hair loss. However, hair loss brought about by a medical condition such as adrenal fatigue or insufficient adrenal function, then it may be prevented or treated.
In order to prevent thinning of hair due to stress or high levels of cortisol, one must consider making lifestyles changes. Relieving stress reduces the connection of cortisol and hair loss.