All women go through different stages in their lives. This includes onset of menstruation, pregnancy, delivery and menopause etc. Menopause is a condition in which the level of hormones in the body of women starts decreasing. Menopause in women starts between the age of 45 to 55. In this situation, women have to face many physical changes. In menopause, symptoms like changes in menstrual cycle, hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia can be felt, but hair fall is common in menopause.In this article you will learn about the causes of hair fall in menopause and ways to prevent it -

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  1. Causes Of Hair Fall In Menopause
  2. What Helps Hair Loss During Menopause
  3. How To Take Care For Healthy Hair?
  4. Summary
Doctors for Hair Loss During Menopause: What Women Need to Know

During menopause, most women have to face the problem of hair fall. Hair fall during menopause is related to hormonal changes, but apart from this, there can be many other reasons due to which hair fall can occur during menopause -

Low Hormones In Menopause

It has been proven in many researches that hair fall during menopause can be due to hormonal imbalance. In particular, reduced production of estrogen and progesterone hormones may be related to hair fall during menopause. Actually, estrogen and progesterone hormones help hair grow faster. When the level of these hormones starts decreasing, the hair starts becoming thin and gradually starts falling.

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Women in Stress

During menopause, the production of estrogen hormone starts decreasing. It affects the brain, it can cause anxiety and depression. When a woman starts taking too much stress during menopause, hair fall can also start. Therefore, stress can also be considered a cause of hair fall during menopause.

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Bad Lifestyle

To stay healthy it is important to remain active. Often, due to physical changes during menopause, women may feel tired or weak. In such a situation, she prefers to sit or lie down. This kind of inactive lifestyle can also cause hair loss.

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Medical Conditions In Women

If you are suffering from any health condition during menopause, hair fall may also start. Medicines to treat hyperthyroidism, depression, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune diseases can cause hair loss.

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Nutritional Deficiency In Women

To keep hair healthy and for hair growth, it is important to consume nutrients. When there is a deficiency of nutrients in the body during menopause, hair loss may start. Hair fall can occur due to deficiency of nutrients like protein, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids.

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During menopause, some women's hair falls normally, while some women's hair starts falling excessively. In such a situation, if you are also going through menopause, then you can prevent hair fall by following some measures. Following are the measures to prevent hair fall during menopause -

Reduce Stress For Hair Loss

Hair fall also occurs due to stress during menopause. In such a situation, it is important to reduce stress. For this you can do yoga, meditation and exercise. Breathing exercises can be very helpful in reducing stress. This will reduce stress and hair fall will stop.

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Walking For Hair Growth

Every person must develop the habit of walking. Hormonal balance is maintained by walking. Besides this, hair fall also stops. Walking daily promotes healthy hair growth. Along with walking, also include exercise or workout in your lifestyle.

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Healthy Diet For Hair Growth

Taking a healthy diet can also prevent hair fall during menopause to a great extent. If hair is falling during menopause, include whole grains, fruits and vegetables in your diet. Along with this, also consume olive oil and sesame oil. To keep hair healthy, you can take a diet rich in Vitamin B6, fatty acids, protein and folic acid. You will get a lot of benefit from this.

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Stay Hydrated For Good Hair Health

Staying hydrated is essential for overall health. To prevent hair fall during menopause, there is a need to keep the body hydrated. For this, drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Apart from this, other liquid diet should also be taken.

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Hair fall during menopause can also be prevented by taking proper care of hair.

  • Wash hair naturally.
  • Avoid using hair dryer, hair straighteners.
  • Choose a natural color to dye your hair.
  • Use conditioner to nourish the scalp and hair.
  • Be sure to wear a cap while swimming. Chlorine can cause hair breakage.
  • Protect hair from dust, sunlight and pollution.
  • To strengthen the hair from the roots, do hair oiling.

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Every woman has to go through menopause after reaching a certain stage of age. During menopause, the levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones start decreasing, due to which hair fall can start. Apart from this, stress and an inactive lifestyle can also cause hair fall in menopause. In such a situation, if you are also in the phase of menopause, then a healthy diet and reducing stress can prevent hair fall. If hair is falling excessively, a doctor can be contacted.

Dr Shishpal Singh

Dr Shishpal Singh

Dermatology
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