Menopause Hair Loss
Menopause is a natural biological process that every woman goes through at some point in her life. The body undergoes numerous physical changes as it adjusts to fluctuating hormone levels during this time.
Menopausal side effects and symptoms such as hot flushes and brain fog are well documented, but menopausal hair loss is a topic that often does not receive the attention it deserves.
Hair loss can be difficult and emotional at any age, but it is especially difficult during menopause, when hormonal changes can affect your mood and confidence. The first thing to keep in mind is that hair thinning and loss in your 40s and 50s is very common. In fact, this frequently begins during perimenopause and can often be stopped with the proper treatment.
According to research, hair loss during menopause is caused by a hormonal imbalance. It is specifically linked to decreased oestrogen and progesterone production. These hormones promote faster hair growth and keep hair on the head for longer periods of time. When oestrogen and progesterone levels fall, hair grows more slowly and becomes much thinner. A decrease in these hormones causes an increase in the production of androgens, which are a group of male hormones. Androgens cause hair follicles to shrink, resulting in hair loss on the scalp. However, in some cases, these hormones can cause more hair to grow on the face. This is why some menopausal women develop facial "peach fuzz" and small chin hair sprouts.
Hair loss is almost always caused by hormonal changes in women going through menopause. However, there are numerous other factors that can contribute to menopausal hair loss. Extreme stress, illness, or a lack of certain nutrients are examples of these. Thyroid tests and/or a complete blood count are diagnostic blood tests that can help rule out other causes of hair loss.
Hair loss can make you feel self-conscious about your physical appearance, but it is not a permanent condition. You can also take steps to treat hair loss and improve the quality of your hair. Follow these tips to keep your hair strong and healthy during menopause.
- Reduce Stress
- Eat Well-balanced diet.
- Stay hydrated
- Don't use heat tools like hair dryers and straightening irons.
How can we help?
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