Most women think of hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings when they hear the word “menopause”, but few realize the massive risk of hair loss…
Many people do not realize this, but almost 40% of women experience hair loss or hair thinning during or after menopause.
Unlike male pattern baldness, female hair loss doesn’t happen so rapidly and is usually not so easy to notice. However, this means that it can be very difficult to spot it in its early stages.
Women tend to experience thinning over a wide area of scalp, and for many, the first signs and symptoms may come in the form of a smaller ponytail, a wider part line or excessive shedding during brushing and showering.
Hair loss before, during or after menopause – as well as after childbirth – is commonly attributed to hormonal changes.
Role of Hormones
Just as high levels of female hormones during pregnancy leave women with fuller, healthier hair, the declining levels during menopause may have the opposite impact.
Together with this fall in the hormone levels, the effects of androgen (male hormones) can increase, causing certain hair follicles to fail causing even more hair loss.
Other Contributing Factors
Common risk factors include genetic predisposition, unusual levels of stress, other hormonal imbalances, nutritional or iron deficiencies, crash diets, as well as illness, medications and your surgical history.
A detailed medical history and diagnostic tests are obtained as an important part of a medical hair-loss evaluation to identify risk factors.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
When it comes to hair loss, missing the early signs is one of the first mistakes many women make – 50% of hair loss can occur before it’s noticeable to the human eye!
The other common mistake women make when trying to treat their hair loss is not giving enough time for therapy to work and not tracking their results properly. Just like hair loss, initial changes in hair regrowth take time and can be subtle before they are noticeable to the naked eye.
Hair Loss and its Psychological Effects
While hair loss is often falsely thought of as merely a cosmetic problem, studies have proven that hair loss can have wide-ranging psychological effects on women, including loss of confidence and self-esteem and in some cases, depression, anxiety, social withdrawal and more.
Whether your hair loss is the result of natural hormonal changes and/or other underlying causes, in most cases hair loss is a treatable condition and not something you have to live with or hide. Preventing further hair loss and improving hair growth can restore a feeling of vitality, youth and confidence for women.
If you’re worried about hair loss, it is important to consult with a both your primary doctor and an experienced hair restoration physician – someone who specializes exclusively in the medical diagnosis, treatment and tracking of hair loss and its treatment.
Although hair loss can have different causes as described above, we recommend an non-intrusive alternative solution if you are sure that menopause is the cause of your hair loss. By increasing estrogen and testosterone levels in a natural way, you can stop the hair loss and restore hair growth. The Manna Menopause Support and the Manna T-Boost can help to restore hormone levels, which can help to restore hair loss. However, we recommend you taking the Manna Menopause first before considering the T-Boost.