What You Need to Know About Menopause and Hair Loss



FACT: Menopause can cause hair loss.

During menopause, women experience a number of manifestations of “the change” that they may not be prepared to face. One of these manifestations is hair loss. Statistics show that approximately 40 percent of post-menopausal women experience thinning hair.

Thinning hair among women, on the other hand, is a lot harder to trace since its process is much less obvious than that of men. The process begins with small and often barely noticeable changes that get worse over time. Most women’s first signs could manifest in thinner ponytails or simply a wider part line.

The main culprit in menopausal hair loss is usually hormonal change. Most doctors could suggest hormone replacement to tone down some of the symptoms of menopause but replacing hormones alone will not be able revive the healthy head of hair you used to have. So before you take action, educate yourself first about menopause and how it contributes to hair loss. Here’s what you need to know:

What do hormones have to do with hair loss?

Estrogen and testosterone are the two hormones that influence hair growth the most.

High levels of estrogen leave women with healthier and fuller hair. During menopause however, estrogen levels drop which gives way to the heightened effects of testosterone. Some of these effects include hair fall and weaker hair. Depending on your genetic predisposition, your follicles may continue to gradually produce weaker hair until it entirely fails to produce hair at all.

What other factors contribute to hair loss among women?

Menopausal hair loss is mostly attributed to hormonal change but there are still other factors that should be considered. Some of these other factors are as follows:

  • Heredity
  • High stress levels
  • Hormonal imbalances

Is hair loss treatable?

Definitely! There are many anti-hairloss treatment at Svenson and appropriate lifestyle changes to fight menopausal hair loss.

FACT: Hair loss causes psychological effects.

Some may believe that hair loss may be trivialized as a mere aesthetic issue, it has been clinically proven to engender an array of negative psychological effects that range from loss of self-confidence to depression and anxiety to name just a few.

Beyond the aesthetic fulfilment of having a lustrous crowning glory, healthy hair growth actually spawns a general state of confidence, vitality and youth.

If you’re already experiencing thinning hair, now is the best time to have your scalp assessed by a qualified trichologist. Call 892-4247 for a free hair and scalp analysis.