Neurotransmitters and hair loss
Aylin Kayaaltı1, Oytun Erbaş2
1Institute of Experimental Medicine, Gebze-Kocaeli, Turkey
2Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty of Demiroğlu Bilim University, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Hair loss, nervous system, neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitters are important in regulating the body’s functions. They transmit messages between neurons and are a part of the nervous system. They have a variety of impacts on human behavior, psychology, and thought processes. Furthermore, they have roles in our skin which is important for stem cells. Hair stem cells are affected by many factors, including hormones and neurotransmitters. If the release of neurotransmitters or hormones is disrupted, the hair and stem cells are affected quickly. This dysfunction might cause hair loss. Hair loss is one of the most common problems experienced by people all over the world and can be caused by a variety of factors. Further research is needed in order to find a cure.
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