What Causes Menopausal Hair Loss?

Loss of hair during menopause is normally a direct result of fluctuating levels of hormones in the body. Testosterone and estrogen are the two major hormones responsible for hair growth. The most common type of hair loss in menopausal women is known as estrogenic alopecia. It is caused by a drop in the levels of…

Causes of Menopausal Hair Loss

Hormonal Causes Hair loss during menopause is usually a direct effect of fluctuating hormone levels. Two main hormones are involved in hair growth: estrogen and testosterone. In estrogenic alopecia, the most common type of hair loss for menopausal women, this loss is directly attributed to a fall in estrogen levels. Estrogen helps hair grow faster,…

Dry, Brittle Nails and Hair Loss

Dry, brittle nails and hair loss can be symptoms of a number of things. Certain nutritional deficiencies can cause the nails and hair to deteriorate, as can several health conditions and diseases. Stress can cause these symptoms, as can menopause, hormone imbalances and certain medications. Heredity can be the culprit, or use of harsh chemicals…

Tips for Managing Hair Loss during Menopause

Hair Loss during Menopause.   Because menopause is a time when hormonal changes are occurring in the body, it is not uncommon for menopausal women to experience several symptoms. Hair loss, though typically associated with middle-aged men, has been reported in up to 13 per cent of women before menopause, and as much as 75 per…