Hair loss around the menopause is likely to be caused by changing hormone levels – and your body producing less estrogen and progesterone.
Do you notice when you’re going through perimenopause and menopause that your hair is thinning and maybe when you’re brushing your hair more and more is falling out or after you shower you you can pull out clumps of hair? Well, that is due to the lower production of your hormones, estrogen and progesterone.
These hormones help hair grow faster and stay on the head for longer periods of time. When the levels of estrogen and progesterone drop, hair grows more slowly and becomes much thinner and drier.
So what can you do to help? First is a hormone replacement therapy. So if you start to replace some of these lost hormones, that’s going to help. And if you start earlier, then maybe it’s going to prevent this happening sooner. You can do this by doing traditional HRT. I like bioidentical hormones. You can also do phytoestrogens which help increase your estrogen levels naturally. Through these phytoestrogens with sharp derived from plants and plant sterols.
You want to learn to manage your stress. Stress really contributes to a lot of detrimental things in our body, including hair loss. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. I like to have a sleep ritual and routine, this is part of my health and hygiene.
Exercise is also important for all the systems in our body, our skin, our hair, our bones, our heart, our cardiovascular system and with hormones helping keeping the hormones elevated. You must eat well! So make sure you take a look at your diet and eat foods that help with your hair health, skin health and nail health.
Supplements can help here too. Biotin and omegas – the omega-3 fatty acids are excellent. You can take a general multivitamin that was going to help in all areas. Make sure you hydrate so to help with the dryness and keep it natural! Avoid chemicals in your life. – whatever you’re taking in your body, putting on your body and in your environment.