Another Hair Loss Obstacle
In the past, we have talked about postpartum hair loss. It is difficult to think about your hair falling out when adjusting to a new baby, a new body, and new hormonal changes.
Unfortunately, hair loss is not only an obstacle during your childbearing years. It is also one women face during menopause.
Hair loss during menopause is the result of a hormonal imbalance. The lowered production of estrogen and progesterone influences the slow growth of your hair; therefore, your hair becomes thinner.
This hormonal change can also trigger an increase in androgens, a group of male hormones. Androgens shrink hair follicles but can also influence the new hairs sprouting on your chin.
While menopause already comes with a list of problems, the idea of losing your hair doesn’t ease the life-changing transition. But there are ways to put up a good fight in the battle of menopausal hair loss.
We know, it is easier said than done. But if there was ever a time to find ways to reduce your stress, this would be that time. Menopause can have an impact on your brain chemistry and cause you to have mood swings and depression.
Find activities that will help to relax your mind such as meditation or exercise.
While working out can help reduce stress it can also influence other factors contributing to hair loss. Cardio can help increase blood circulation, improve sleep, and help your mental state. All of those things can help maintain your hormonal balance.
Water & Better Food Choices
While water and healthy food choices are always important, when you approach menopause, your body will process nutrients differently. You will need more of certain nutrients and will need to reduce the consumption of others.
What your body processes (or doesn’t) will have a direct impact on your hair as well.
Talk to a Doctor
The change may be inevitable but giving into the symptoms doesn’t have to be part of that story. Speak with your doctor about what you can do to manage your symptoms. They may be able to offer supplements that can help maintain your gorgeous locs.
As women, we go through a lot. We must learn to take care of ourselves and learn the best ways to achieve self-care. We no longer have to suffer in silence or think we are alone in our struggles.
There are plenty of tools and resources to help us manage our hair dilemmas. Just make sure you fight the good fight.