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Dealing with Hair Loss in Menopause: A Holistic Approach

December 20, 2023

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I'm a functional medicine practitioner & hormone expert working primarily with women in their 40's and 50's to create lasting health.
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Hey there, ladies! Are you in the fabulous 40s or above and noticing certain changes happening to your body that have left you feeling a little puzzled and maybe even a tad bit frustrated? Well, you’re not alone! One of the most common symptoms that many women experience during menopause or the transition towards it is hair loss. Yep, that’s right, those luscious locks you’ve spent years taking care of and styling to perfection are now seemingly disappearing before your very eyes. But don’t worry, my dear friends, because I’m here to help you navigate through this tricky situation with a holistic approach. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the science behind menopausal hair loss, explore the various factors that contribute to it, and most importantly, discuss practical strategies and natural remedies to help combat this issue. So grab a cup of tea, sit back, and let’s break down the stigma and make hair loss in menopause a topic we can tackle together, with a touch of wit, a sprinkle of professionalism, and a whole lot of kindness. Let’s get started!

Understanding Hair Thinning and Hair Loss in Perimenopause and Menopause

You know, some women, more than others, can notice a lot of thinning in their hair. Like when they’re trying to gather it for a ponytail, they realize it’s getting quite thin. The ponytail keeps getting smaller and smaller. When they run their hand through their hair, they either end up with a bunch of hair in their hand or they see their hairline receding towards the back. It can be distressing.

I’ve heard from many women who are worried they might lose all their hair if things continue like this. Some even think it might happen in just a few months! So, I just want to reassure you that changes to your hair health as you approach menopause are not uncommon. It’s pretty normal, but for some women, these changes can happen faster. That’s why we need to figure out why this is happening.

The Impact of Hormone Changes on Hair Health

As estrogen and progesterone, our primary female sex hormones, naturally decrease, it can have an impact on the health of our hair. During this phase, our hair tends to become slightly weaker, making it more prone to falling out. It may lose some of its strength and shine, and appear drier and more brittle. 

Therefore, it becomes crucial for us to adopt additional measures to maintain and even enhance the health of our hair during this particular stage of life. Thankfully, with the right care and attention, we can ensure that our hair remains vibrant and healthy.

Improving Hair Health through Nutrition and Lifestyle

One of the primary methods to enhance the health of our hair as our hormone levels decrease is to optimize our gut health and mineral levels. Certain essential minerals, including zinc, selenium, magnesium, and iron, play a crucial role in supporting hair health. 

During the perimenopause phase, if you happen to experience irregular or heavy bleeding, there is a higher likelihood of developing deficiencies in these specific minerals. Therefore, it becomes imperative to prioritize the intake of adequate nutrients through a well-balanced diet consisting of wholesome foods. Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle further contributes to nurturing and preserving the overall well-being of your hair.

Reduce Inflammation for Better Hair Health

Want healthier hair? It’s time to focus on reducing inflammation. Here’s why: inflammation can mess with your body’s ability to use the nutrients your hair needs to grow and can throw off the hormone balance that keeps hair healthy. But don’t worry, there are some simple ways to fight inflammation.

First up, sleep. Getting enough quality shut-eye is key for your body to function at its best. Next, exercise. Regular workouts aren’t just good for your fitness, they also help keep inflammation in check. Stress management is another biggie. Whether it’s through meditation or a favorite hobby, find what helps you unwind and stick with it. Finally, watch your diet. Too much sugar and carbs can trigger inflammation, so try to keep these in check.

By tackling these areas, you’ll be well on your way to less inflammation and healthier, happier hair.

Seeking Individualized Support

You know, it’s great to make some quick changes to your diet and lifestyle for better hair health. But let’s dive a bit deeper, shall we?

Every person is unique, and what works for one might not work for another. That’s why understanding your body is so important. You might be dealing with specific hormone imbalances or nutrient deficiencies that are affecting your hair health.

So, how do you figure that out? Well, this is where a functional medicine specialist can come in handy. We can conduct tests to check your hormone levels and see if you’re lacking any vital nutrients. Think of us like a detective for your body, helping you uncover the hidden stories behind your hair health.

Once we’ve got your results, we can give you personalized recommendations to get your hair back on track. It’s like having a roadmap to better hair health, tailored just for you. Pretty cool, right?

So, while those immediate steps are a great start, don’t forget about the big picture. Understanding your body on a deeper level can be a game-changer for improving your hair health.

Connect with Me

Hey, just a friendly reminder that as we age, it’s normal for our hair to go through some changes. But don’t worry, there are steps we can take to support our hair health during perimenopause and menopause. Trust me, this menopausal transition can be a wild ride with all its crazy curves, and dealing with hair loss can be tough. Hang in there! We know how important it is to get to the root causes of imbalance- so you not only gain back your hair health but also preserve your more profound health in the long run, going through life feeling rejuvenated and lively.

That is why I am here to help. Using holistic methods designed and customized for you, I work on reducing inflammation and creating a healthy balance of hormones internally and externally- all without medications or surgeries. I intend to guide you every step of the way as you experience a smoother transition into menopause- no matter what age it occurs for you! If this resonates with you or if there are any other questions or concerns that I can assist with, please schedule a free discovery call today to start the journey towards feisty hair growth and brave inner healing– together!

Remember, getting your fabulous hair game back on point is not an overnight journey, but a process. If you’re wondering whether our approach could be the solution to your hair thinning or loss during this transition towards menopause, why not take the first step? Setting up a Free Discovery Call with me is a no-pressure way to get some of your questions answered and see if we could be a good fit to work together.

Going through menopause doesn’t have to be a solitary journey. There’s a whole community of women who are experiencing similar changes and are ready to support and uplift each other. If you’re looking for a space where you can share, learn, and grow with others striving to live a healthier life, consider joining our Private Facebook Community. Together, we can navigate these changes and emerge stronger.

DISCLAIMER:  The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional

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