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Why Does Menopause Cause Hair Loss?

Learn more about menopause and hair loss.

Learn more about menopause and hair loss.

When a woman enters menopause, she experiences numerous physical changes as her body adjusts to new hormone levels. While some symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes and mood swings, are openly discussed, others are too often swept under the rug. Read on to learn more about hair loss caused by menopause and discover what you can do about it.

Hair Loss and Menopause

During menopause, the body begins to produce lower levels of estrogen and progesterone, hormones that assist with hair growth. This natural hormonal imbalance disrupts the hair growth cycle, and hair begins to appear thinner as a result. Research also suggests that a decrease in these hormones triggers an increase in the production of male hormones known as androgens. Androgens shrink hair follicles, and hair begins to fall out rapidly or in patches.

Other causes of hair loss that relate to menopause include high levels of stress and lack of nutrients. It’s important that women experiencing menopause reduce their stress levels and maintain a healthy diet.

Talk to Your Doctor

Many women experience a variety of symptoms during menopause. However, instead of sharing uncomfortable symptoms with a doctor, many choose to keep these problems to themselves. Only a doctor can confirm that your hair loss is a result of menopause, and not a more serious medical issue. It’s important to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Schedule a Consultation at Wigs and Hair Solutions

Whether your hair loss is minor or severe, talking to a local wig and hair replacement specialist can help. At Wigs and Hair Solutions, you can choose the wig, hair topper, or hairpiece that fits you best. If you’re not ready to wear a wig just yet, schedule a consultation regardless. There are always options for women with hair loss.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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