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    Post I've quit smoking because of hair loss.

    I've quit smoking because of hair loss.

    I was smoking everyday, for around a year or so. Usually one cigarette, towards the summer, two or three a day.

    Decided to start derma rolling; smoking ********* with collagen, etc. Not good re: microneedling, so I stopped.

    It wasn't even terribly hard, either. When I have a motive, like hair loss, it's just something that needed to be done. And so it's done; I'm 6 weeks out having quit smoking.

    ******** I would look so good with hair.

    I would look so normal.

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    Good for you to stop that, for your over health.

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    Smoking is a nasty habit. Good for you. When I was younger I second hand smoked a pack a day, it was gross.

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    I meant overall* health.

    I guess hair loss is a bit of a "blessing in disguise" for you? Who would have ever thought hair loss would be beneficial in any way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatientlyWaiting View Post
    I meant overall* health.

    I guess hair loss is a bit of a "blessing in disguise" for you? Who would have ever thought hair loss would be beneficial in any way.
    Studies indicate that cigarette smoking raises testosterone levels. Dr. Keene, a hair restoration physician in Arizona believes that raised testosterone provide more "fuel" for DHT production. If that isn't bad enough, cigarettes contain radioactive polonium which many researchers believe significantly increase the chances of lung cancer. So, yeah, if you smoke, it's a good idea to quit.
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    I quit 18 months ago, hair still going to shit, but quitting was the right thing to do.

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    Some of these posts touch on what I can't stand with regards to today's hair loss treatments, specifically that a majority of them require significantly lowering a chief male hormone. I mean, most men actually want their testosterone levels to be high for reasons like muscular growth, athletic performance, and sexual potency. Yet I hear plenty of people talking about reducing testosterone levels for fear that it increases the level of testosterone that could possibly be converted to DHT and thereby cause hair loss. I've been a weight-lifter and an athlete my entire life and I'm getting sick and tired of worrying about my testosterone and DHT levels, hormones that actually help build muscles and boost athletic performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notcoolanymore View Post
    Smoking is a nasty habit. Good for you. When I was younger I second hand smoked a pack a day, it was gross.
    I only smoke on social occasions, never regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DepressedByHairLoss View Post
    Some of these posts touch on what I can't stand with regards to today's hair loss treatments, specifically that a majority of them require significantly lowering a chief male hormone. I mean, most men actually want their testosterone levels to be high for reasons like muscular growth, athletic performance, and sexual potency. Yet I hear plenty of people talking about reducing testosterone levels for fear that it increases the level of testosterone that could possibly be converted to DHT and thereby cause hair loss. I've been a weight-lifter and an athlete my entire life and I'm getting sick and tired of worrying about my testosterone and DHT levels, hormones that actually help build muscles and boost athletic performance.
    I'm in total agreement. I would rather be bald than lower my testosterone levels.

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    Good to see these posts, I Recently stopped smoking as well. Go team!

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