Menopausal hair loss can be an embarrassing experience at the best of times! The best way to take care of it is to get to the bottom of what causes it.
Menopausal hair loss can be due to various reasons such as medical conditions, psychological causes, lifestyle triggers, and of course – hormones!
Here are the 4 main contributors to menopausal hair loss…
- Hormonal Causes
When a woman reaches menopause, her hormone levels will start to fluctuate frantically. The main hormones at play here are estrogen (the female sex hormone) and testosterone (the male sex hormone, which is found in low quantities in women).
Estrogen is responsible for the growth and health of a woman’s hair, and as the estrogen levels start to plummet during menopause, so does the hair’s health.
At the same time, testosterone levels start to slightly increase, which causes hair to fall out more easily, and often causes the well-known “male pattern baldness”. It does this by shrinking the hair follicles which makes them brittle. Increased testosterone also causes more hair-growth on the face.
- Medical Causes
There are several medical causes for hair loss, but here are some of the most common ones:
- Thyroid Disorders
- Scarlet Fever
- Pituitary Problems
- Chronic Illness
- Psychological Causes
As with many health complications, the psychological part of one’s life can play a big role in menopausal hair loss. Some well-known psychological causes are…
- Eating Disorders
- Emotional stress
- Traumatic events
- Lifestyle Triggers
Certain lifestyle factors can also cause you to lose more hair than you should, luckily these are relatively easy to rectify…
- Pulling or twisting hair
- Lack of protein
- Lack of B, C vitamins
- Iron deficiency
- Excess vitamin A
- Lack of exercise
Treating Hair Loss
Lifestyle Changes –
As with most medical issues, the first step to fixing it is to make sure that you are eating healthy. This includes eating the right foods, which in this case would be foods that are high in protein, vitamin B and C, and iron.
It is also important to make sure that you stick to a healthy eating routine in order to manage your weight, as everything is a lot simpler to manage if you are at a healthy weight.
A healthy diet and exercise always goes hand-in-hand! Not only is it great for regulating your hormones, it can help you stay on a healthy weight, improve overall health, reduce stress!
Get at least 30 minutes of exercise, 3 times per week.
Alternative Treatments –
Lifestyle changes might not always be enough to improve your hair growth again. Sometimes you need a little extra help from a healthy, natural supplement. A good supplement does not replace the hormones, but stimulates the body to produce and balance these hormones by itself.
The Manna Menopause Support was specifically formulated to address the estrogen levels in the most natural way. This product can help to increase estrogen to stop menopausal hair loss.