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#1

Hi everyone,

So this is just a hunch… but wouldn’t an adrenalectomy prevent (or even reverse??) androgenetic alopecia? Well, this is not just my hunch, but there was a study published earlier this year (a case study, though) in which a woman’s adrenal gland was removed. And what would the consequences be for a man?

Here’s the study:

Title: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy - a cure for male pattern baldness

Authors: Rajbabu, K.1; Barber, N.J.1; Rai, S.K.1; Rimington, P.D.1

Source: Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 89, Number 1, January 2007 , pp. W9-W11(1)

Publisher: The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Abstract:
A 64-year-old woman presented to a dermatologist with male pattern hair loss and was found to have grossly elevated testosterone levels at 22.3 nmol/l (normal range, 0.0-2.9 nmol/l). The diagnosis of an androgen-secreting adrenal tumour was made and she underwent a laparoscopic retroperitoneal right adrenalectomy with an uneventful speedy recovery, being discharged in less than 48 h, underlining the clear advantage of this approach.

Keywords: HAIR LOSS; TESTOSTERONE; ANDROGEN-SECRETING ADRENAL CANCER

Document Type: Case report

Affiliations: 1: Department of Urology, Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne, UK


#2

No you can’t just remove your adrenal glands and not have any consequences. The women in the study only had the right one removed, the one with the tumor. The adrenal glands are needed to release important hormones that regulate your blood pressure, body fluids, and blood sugar as well as many other things.

» Hi everyone,
»
» So this is just a hunch… but wouldn’t an adrenalectomy prevent (or even
» reverse??) androgenetic alopecia? Well, this is not just my hunch, but
» there was a study published earlier this year (a case study, though) in
» which a woman’s adrenal gland was removed. And what would the consequences
» be for a man?
»
» Here’s the study:
»
» Title: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy - a cure for male pattern baldness
»
» Authors: Rajbabu, K.1; Barber, N.J.1; Rai, S.K.1; Rimington, P.D.1
»
» Source: Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 89,
» Number 1, January 2007 , pp. W9-W11(1)
»
» Publisher: The Royal College of Surgeons of England
»
» Abstract:
» A 64-year-old woman presented to a dermatologist with male pattern hair
» loss and was found to have grossly elevated testosterone levels at 22.3
» nmol/l (normal range, 0.0-2.9 nmol/l). The diagnosis of an
» androgen-secreting adrenal tumour was made and she underwent a
» laparoscopic retroperitoneal right adrenalectomy with an uneventful speedy
» recovery, being discharged in less than 48 h, underlining the clear
» advantage of this approach.
»
» Keywords: HAIR LOSS; TESTOSTERONE; ANDROGEN-SECRETING ADRENAL CANCER
»
» Document Type: Case report
»
» Affiliations: 1: Department of Urology, Eastbourne District General
» Hospital, Eastbourne, UK


#3

Hey,

But how bad are the consequences of removing your adrenal glands? There are certainly people with cancer of the adrenal glands – and BOTH of them are removed. From my (limited) understanding they just take steriod-replacement tablest for the rest of their life… but at low doses so there shouldn’t be associated baldness… so mebbe there’s still a crappy “cure” for baldness in here if you’really, really desperate…

All the best,
BB

» No you can’t just remove your adrenal glands and not have any consequences.
» The women in the study only had the right one removed, the one with the
» tumor. The adrenal glands are needed to release important hormones that
» regulate your blood pressure, body fluids, and blood sugar as well as many
» other things.
»
» » Hi everyone,
» »
» » So this is just a hunch… but wouldn’t an adrenalectomy prevent (or
» even
» » reverse??) androgenetic alopecia? Well, this is not just my hunch, but
» » there was a study published earlier this year (a case study, though) in
» » which a woman’s adrenal gland was removed. And what would the
» consequences
» » be for a man?
» »
» » Here’s the study:
» »
» » Title: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy - a cure for male pattern baldness
» »
» » Authors: Rajbabu, K.1; Barber, N.J.1; Rai, S.K.1; Rimington, P.D.1
» »
» » Source: Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 89,
» » Number 1, January 2007 , pp. W9-W11(1)
» »
» » Publisher: The Royal College of Surgeons of England
» »
» » Abstract:
» » A 64-year-old woman presented to a dermatologist with male pattern hair
» » loss and was found to have grossly elevated testosterone levels at 22.3
» » nmol/l (normal range, 0.0-2.9 nmol/l). The diagnosis of an
» » androgen-secreting adrenal tumour was made and she underwent a
» » laparoscopic retroperitoneal right adrenalectomy with an uneventful
» speedy
» » recovery, being discharged in less than 48 h, underlining the clear
» » advantage of this approach.
» »
» » Keywords: HAIR LOSS; TESTOSTERONE; ANDROGEN-SECRETING ADRENAL CANCER
» »
» » Document Type: Case report
» »
» » Affiliations: 1: Department of Urology, Eastbourne District General
» » Hospital, Eastbourne, UK


#4

As far as I understand this, she had elevated testosterone levels because of the tumour, not because of the gland itself.

» Hi everyone,
»
» So this is just a hunch… but wouldn’t an adrenalectomy prevent (or even
» reverse??) androgenetic alopecia? Well, this is not just my hunch, but
» there was a study published earlier this year (a case study, though) in
» which a woman’s adrenal gland was removed. And what would the consequences
» be for a man?
»
» Here’s the study:
»
» Title: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy - a cure for male pattern baldness
»
» Authors: Rajbabu, K.1; Barber, N.J.1; Rai, S.K.1; Rimington, P.D.1
»
» Source: Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 89,
» Number 1, January 2007 , pp. W9-W11(1)
»
» Publisher: The Royal College of Surgeons of England
»
» Abstract:
» A 64-year-old woman presented to a dermatologist with male pattern hair
» loss and was found to have grossly elevated testosterone levels at 22.3
» nmol/l (normal range, 0.0-2.9 nmol/l). The diagnosis of an
» androgen-secreting adrenal tumour was made and she underwent a
» laparoscopic retroperitoneal right adrenalectomy with an uneventful speedy
» recovery, being discharged in less than 48 h, underlining the clear
» advantage of this approach.
»
» Keywords: HAIR LOSS; TESTOSTERONE; ANDROGEN-SECRETING ADRENAL CANCER
»
» Document Type: Case report
»
» Affiliations: 1: Department of Urology, Eastbourne District General
» Hospital, Eastbourne, UK


#5

» Hey,
»
» But how bad are the consequences of removing your adrenal glands? There
» are certainly people with cancer of the adrenal glands – and BOTH of them
» are removed. From my (limited) understanding they just take
» steriod-replacement tablest for the rest of their life… but at low doses
» so there shouldn’t be associated baldness… so mebbe there’s still a
» crappy “cure” for baldness in here if you’really, really desperate…
»

You should have placed another 5 or 10 "really"s in there :slight_smile: