Besides hot flashes, mood swings, and other unbearable changes during menopause; women have to worry about hair loss during this hormonal transition. The increase of testosterone and decrease of estrogen and progesterone in your body results in more hair than usual in your hair brush and hair on your chin. Above this there is always stress, illness, or a genetic predisposition involved. Follow these tips to keep your hair loss during menopause.
- Relax. High stress levels cause a hormonal imbalance which can cause mood swings, anxiety, and depression. A great outlet for menopausal woman is Yoga, meditation, and regular exercise that isn’t strenuous.
- Nutrition. Nutrient deficiencies have always been a catalyst to hair loss. Stay away from processed foods, refined carbs, and foods low in saturated fats. Maintain a diet with foods that provide plenty of vitamins and minerals that have high levels of iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, essential fatty acids, and vitamins B6, B, C, D, and E. Also, stay hydrated ladies!
- Nourish your hair and scalp. Choose shampoos and conditioners that nourish your scalp and doesn’t clog your follicles. Massaging your scalp while showering stimulates hair growth. Stay away from dying your hair, straighteners, and blow dryers. Keep it au naturale. Lastly, let your hair down especially if you pull it tight in a bun or ponytail.
- Visit your doctor. Your menopause may be one of many reasons for your hair loss. Visit your doctor to check for these problems: thyroid, kidney, or liver dysfunction, or insulin resistance. Ask your doctor for medications to balance your hormones and if any of your current medications may be causing hair loss.
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