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Cannabis for Hair Loss

Some types of hair loss are hereditary and tend to affect many people as they get older, such as male or female pattern baldness. Other types of hair loss are temporary, and can be caused by stress, illness, cancer treatment, weight loss or iron deficiency.

There is a complex relationship between cannabis use and hair loss. This is due to the way cannabinoids like THC interact with our hormones. Regular use of THC can increase testosterone levels over the long-term, which can lead to hair loss on the scalp but also hair growth on other parts of the body. However, more studies need to be done, especially when it comes to the complexities of the interactions between the endocannabinoid system and hormone production.

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Hair Loss

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