Hormone Necessity for Relief and Recovery of AA

Some hormones are essential for the treatment of AA. Most critical is that some adrenal corticosteroids or their analogues (synthetic derivatives) are almost a necessity to reduce the neuroinflammation that is the underlying cause of AA. These corticosteroids are needed for both on-going as well as flare treatment. Some hormones called neurosteroids are produced in the spinal cord to suppress neuroinflammation and regenerate damaged nerve tissue. These include pregnenolone, progesterone, estradiol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and testosterone. Some of these hormones or their precursors or analogues appear quite beneficial to persons with AA. It may be that these hormones are essential to achieve permanent recovery from AA. Included in the hormones that may be required for recovery are human chorionic gonadotropin and nandrolone.

Good pain control requires normal levels of some hormones as determined by blood testing. We highly recommend routine hormone blood testing for persons in on-going AA treatment. These hormones are cortisol, DHEA, estradiol, pregnenolone, progesterone, and testosterone.

This website and its various bulletins, announcements, and reports will regularly publish information on hormones and AA care.