Menopausal Symptoms: Fatigue, Weight Gain, Hot Flashes, and Hair Loss
Hair loss during menopause and perimenopause is not as commonly known a symptom as many of the other more familiar signs, such as fatigue, hot flashes, weight gain, and low sex drive. As a result, many women are caught off guard and unprepared for thinning hair. In addition, women have to deal with the double standard regarding aging and hair loss. For example a man is still thought of as masculine as he ages and starts shedding hair, but for women, the loss of hair is viewed as less feminine.
Why Hair Loss Happen During Menopause
Hormones play an important part in regulating a woman’s menstruating cycle, they also help hair grow. When hormone levels decline following childbirth and during menopause women will also experience hair loss. In fact about 40% of women experience some hair loss by the time they reach menopause. In addition to low hormone levels, there are other factors that can contribute to hair loss during menopause including your genetics, high levels of stress, thyroid levels, and nutritional deficiencies. If you’re experiencing an increase in hair loss, it’s a good idea to talk to your medical provider, dermatologist or a hair loss specialist about your concerns.
Hair Regrowth Treatment Options for Menopausal Hair Loss
Hair loss due to menopause can be frustrating, embarrassing and temporary. Treatment options are available, and the right treatment option may help reverse your hair loss. Prescription: Two medication, spironolactone (brand name Aldactone) and finasteride (brand names Propecia and Proscar) are antiandrogen medications used to treat postmenopausal women Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections: A new and minimally invasive option used as a natural approach for treating follicle damage, hair loss and thinning hair. Low level laser therapy: Options include combs, in-office domes, and portable home units that can be worn like a hat, offer women the convenience of using treatment products in the privacy of their home or at their doctor's office. Nutritional supplements: Certain vitamins and minerals have been known to support healthy hair growth and could be incorporated into your daily diet. It is important to remember treating hair loss takes time. Initial changes in hair regrowth often go unnoticed. Keep this in mind, it might take several months before you start to notice real improvement. If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair due to menopause and are interested in learning more about hair loss, regrowth treatment and product options, or to consult with a Capillus specialist in your area click here or call Capillus for more information at (786) 888 6249 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 272-9599.