Question by Nathan: How can I get my hair back to full thickness after an extensive weight-loss?
My name is Nathan, I am going to be 17 in 2 months, and I used to live in Florida all my life until last August when I relocated to South Carolina. And I used to be obese until last year.
I was always overweight as a little kid, I was overweight since 3rd grade up until my freshmen year. At my heaviest I weighed 240 lbs. For a 15 year old, that is pretty fat. I was always self conscious about it. I became shy, weird, awkward, and pretty much a loser until the beginning of my sophomore year. I had never been interested in sports except for wrestling. I wanted to wrestle in middle school but I went to a private school from 6th-9th grade (it was one of those Christian schools that go from PreK to 12th) so they had to fund themselves. I had to be at least 13 to wrestle at that school and by the time I did turn 13, they had cut the wrestling team from the school because it went over the budget.
Anyways, when I came to SC last year, I decided to wrestle since I had the opportunity. And I sooo am glad I did. I dropped from 240 to 167 in 5 months and I have become a better person out of it, health wise and mentally too. But I noticed that my hair had started to become more thinner as I kept losing weight, but I didn’t know at the time that hair loss is a known side effect of rapid weight loss.
My mom first said that it was genetics but that’s not true because when I was three, my father was morbidly obese. He weighed at max 450 and had to get a gastric-bypass done. He had a full head of hair and when he had his surgery, he lose over 200 lbs in less than a year and shortly after, ALL his hair left with the weight. It’s also not genetics because my grandfather still had a full head of hair.
I know I’m dragging this on a bit, so I’m goi g to get straight to the point: How can I get my hair back to full thick was again before the weight loss in a healthy way?
Answer by Rohan
There are enzymes in men and women who are genetically predisposed to hair loss (called 5-alpha reductase), that turn the hormone ‘testosterone’ into another hormone derivative, ‘dihydrotestosterone’ (DHT). When DHT is formed, it attaches itself to the hair follicles on the top of the head, causing them to continually shrink with every growth cycle. This causes the hair to gradually become thinner until the follicles finally become dysfunctional and the hair no longer grows. These symptoms of hair loss are mostly found in men between the ages of 18 and thirty five, where it is normal to see high levels of testosterone. The hair loss treatments that we offer work in the following way.
The ‘primary’ hair loss treatments (details provided below) that form the core of most of Belgravia’s hair loss treatment programmes are medically proven to prevent hair loss or regrow hair and most men who use our treatment combinations will achieve this goal. You can get an idea of results by viewing our Hair Loss Success Stories and ‘before and during treatment’ photos.
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