Causes of hair loss after Menopause


Hair loss, Treatment | Dr Dhanraj Chavan | June 1, 2021

Hair loss is very disappointing and reduces one’s self-esteem. You also might be frustrated with hair loss, but menopause hair loss is very depressing. You also might be thinking about hair loss and wondering why hair loss after menopause? I generally get this question very frequently from my patients. How to manage and take care of this problem? You need to consult a dermatologist and solve your queries. Today I will try to give some solution to get better help. 

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What is Menopause?

It is one of the very common problems in females. It is one of the natural process, in which permanently menstrual cycle stops. This is because of the natural depletion of ovaries and ageing. When overies stops producing eggs every month. It is the time when you won’t get pregnant anymore as fertilization stops. Due to menopause, you may feel a lot of mood swings, depression, hot flashes, varginal dryness, anxiety.

Early signs of Menopause

As today we are discussing menopause and hair loss relation, but before going directly on the topics, you should know about menopause. It will be helping you to understand the topics in a better way. The signs of menopause are:

  • Hot flushes
  • Hair thinning
  • Breast tenderness
  • Irregular periods
  • Lower sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Urine leakage
  • Hair loss

Watch this video to get more information which will be beneficial to understand menopause and hair loss.

Causes female hair loss after menopause

Menopause is a natural biological process in women. In your menopause, you experience hair loss and many other problems too. The main reason for hair loss in menopause is mostly due to hormonal imbalance. The hormonal level of estrogen and progesterone is reduced and which affects the hair loss. Actually, these hormones help in hair growth and boost hair loss for a long period. It is also that the decrease in these hormones results in an increase in androgen hormones, which results in shrinking in hair follicle size. In a few cases, it is seen hair loss on your crown area but again increase in facial hairs. That’s why you can find more hairs on face, chin, side locks etc on your face.

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Vitamin deficiency and hair loss after menopause

If you have vitamin deficiencies then you will also have hair loss problem. Vitamin deficiencies can not only give you hair loss problems but lead to other problems as well. Vitamin D plays an important role in hair loss. If your body is lacking vitamin D then you can see start with hair thinning, hair loss, scanty of hair loss. Vitamin D mostly you get from sunlight. The other sources of vitamin D are egg yolk, chia seeds, avocado, fishes, nuts and vitamin D supplements. Lack of vitamin D Can lead to hair loss, depression, fatigue, loss of bone density, muscle weakness etc.

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Tips for healthy hair

To have healthy and beautiful hair when you are in your menopause period, you need to know these tips for healthy hair.

  • Keep yourself stress-free.
  • Drink 3 to 4 litres of water per day.
  • Eat good nutritious foods
  • Take vitamins supplements.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Brush your hairs and keep your hair tangle free.
  • Do exercise regularly.

Can hormonal hair loss be reversed?

No hormonal hair loss can’t be reversed. But you can take care of your hairs from the initial phase to control hair loss. Hair loss after menopause is mainly due to hormonal imbalance. The levels of Oestrogen decreases which is important for promoting hair growth. When Oestrogen levels drop down, testosterone levels increase disproportionately this causes the hair that goes grow to be thinner than before. 

Do follow the points to get strong and healthy hairs. If you feel happy with the blog, do share with your friends and family members. 

Thank you for reading!

Are you looking for hair fall solution? Get in touch with the best of our hair doctors in Pune to cure your hair loss. To book an appointment for a hair treatment or hair transplantation, contact our dermatologists near you, call +919584584111.

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