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Menopause and Hair Loss

Of all the many side effects of menopause, hair loss and thinning is something particularly hard to deal with.

During menopause, estrogen, the hormone most responsible for promoting hair growth, decreases and while estrogen (and progesterone) levels drop, testosterone levels increase disproportionately. 

menopause hair thinningThis hormonal imbalance can begin to cause your normal natural hair to thin – for the follicles to miniaturize. 

Several good strategies can help here.

The truth is it’s important to keep stress managed to help preserve hormonal balance. After lowering your stressful lifestyle, look at your diet. Reduce your intake of saturated fats and increase your intake of whole grains and fruits and vegetables. 

Vitamin B6 and folic acid may also help stimulate hair growth so adding that to your health plan would be wise should you find yourself in the midst of menopause and suffering from hair loss and thinning. 

Finally, exercise helps contribute to good hormonal balance, so be sure to walk daily and maintain a steady fitness regiment.

If you can, try to stay away from hair care products that contain chemicals and dyes as well as avoiding very heat-heavy treatments as they can compromise hair and scalp health. This won’t stop hair from falling out or thinning as a result of menopause but it will help maintain and keep healthy the hair you do have. Be sure that medicine your doctor has prescribed for menopause is not contributing to your hair loss and thinning. 

If something you are taking is contributing to hair thinning, see if there is are alternatives. Hair loss and thinning occurring during menopause can have a very significant impact on a woman’s mental health and wellbeing. 

To put is plainly: female hair loss and thinning is deeply embarrassing for most women. Add that to the fact that it is much less socially acceptable for women to suffer hair loss and thinning than it is for men and the combination is quite severe. And while the above will help, the only real true way to regain the lost hair is with an artfully and medically appropriate hair transplant. 

Hair transplants provides a very solid and reliable solution for women who are suffering from hair loss and thinning due to menopause. This is because transplanted hair follicles will behave as they did in their original site. 

Even in the most advanced cases of hair loss, hair follicles moved from appropriate areas on a patient’s scalp will take root and grow!

Hair transplantation works best for women who are suffering from hair loss and thinning due to menopause – the gold standard of transplants, FUE surgery, Dr. Amir Yazdan has performed crucially for over a decade. Reach out for a virtual evaluation.