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Dealing with menopausal hair loss

Postby RebeccaD on Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:03 pm

I must admit I’m not looking forward to the menopause. There seems to be so many physical and emotional symptoms! The changing hormones often make ladies feel pretty low and on top of it all, hair loss. This would turn Pollyanna on steroids into Eeyore on a bad day. Apparently hair thinning happens in as many as 50%!!!

Make sure you get a diagnosis for pattern baldness before treating it as there may be other reasons why your hair is falling out. There are things you can try but you must check with your pharmasist that the treatments work with any other conditions/medications you are taking. I could write a blog on each one of the following points but here’s a quick list for your reference:

Minoxidil is the most commonly suggested treatment. It works for a few, but once your using this ointment you’re committed for life. It’s not on prescription.
The oral contraceptive spironolactone can be very effective but certainly not suitable for everyone.
Laser therapy also has some mixed results. You can’t get this on the NHS and you need to be careful that you use someone who is using the right strength of low level laser.
A real obvious one is making sure your getting enough of the right vits, minerals, iron, protein, biotin, and produce that contain natural DHT blockers.
Look into supplements like Viviscal, Biotin and Florisene.
Investigate options for cafeine shampoo’s and oral DHT blockers.
Make sure that your shampoo is sulphate free and PH balanced.
Be careful not to do/take too many things at once as you won’t know what’s working and you could cancel the effectiveness of some treatments when combined with others.
Whatever you need to do to feel better give yourself permission to do it. Get your nails done or treat yourself to new clothes. Seek help from therapists who specialise in managing stress such as meditation, hypnotherapy, massage etc. I wish you every success in getting your mojo back and if you’d like to talk to me more I’m always happy to help.
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Re: Dealing with menopausal hair loss

Postby nksidhu2 on Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:07 am

hi im narinder i know bout menopause iv struggled for 6yrs to the symptoms no healthshop or my gp didnt help me i only help myself looked online sage tablets was the theraphy better feeling i had for my health now im happier confident person much happier
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Re: Dealing with menopausal hair loss

Postby RebeccaD on Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:41 pm

Good for you!!! You can't always rely on the professionals to find solutions. Everyone is unique and we all respond differently to treatments. Most things take quite a bit of research and experimentation. Thanks for sharing. ;)
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Re: Dealing with menopausal hair loss

Postby ZacharyJose on Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:04 pm

i have a hair falling problem from many years ago.on front of my head and top of head there may be just 40% of hairs remaining.also these are so thin and light weighted .
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Re: Dealing with menopausal hair loss

Postby shaillythomas on Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:04 pm

I never heard about menopausal hair loss. may be, it is possible due to some hormonal changes. there are lots of treatment for hair loss or baldness.
Some best natural treatment are
Onion juice
Potato juice
Aloe Vera
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