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A 41-year-old female asked:

I keep reading that excessive drinking can raise estrogen levels in a woman and in turn cause hair loss, is this accurate?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Really: Metabolism of alcohol does not directly affect steroid hormone production or metabolism; alcohol consumption that leads to weight gain "may" increase estradiol levels somewhat. Elevated estrogen levels in NO way cause hair loss. Hope this helps you!

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Last updated Oct 18, 2015

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