i just turned 50 and have been experiencing menopausal symptoms for quite a few months now. What I would like to know is what can I do about my hair falling out/thinning? I am starting to really get worried!
ladies: According to Dr. John Lee's book " What your doctor may not tell you about menopause" he says that it's because of decreased progesterone as a result of ovarian follicle failure (anovulatory cycles). The body responds by increasing its production of the adrenal cortical steroid, androstenedione, an alternative precursor for the production of other adrenal cortical hormones.
So, you need to get some progesterone. He says it will take up to 6 months of being on the progesterone to see the hair growth return.
See if you can get to an endocrinologist and get your hormones tested and see where you're at. Even if they tell you that your levels are fine you can still get some progesterone cream at a health food store and put some on your body before you go to bed. Good luck.
Count me in also!!! Hair is falling out like crazy with alot of breakage. Have seen 2 doctors and a dermatologist to see what's causing it. Had my hormones and thyroid tested and they can't find out what it is. One doctor told me that it happens during peri/meno because of estrogen levels. I have been on natural progesterone cream for over a year and still it is falling out by the gobs.
I guess we better start checking in to hair extensions!!
searchin: It's the estrogen that is the cause of the cancers. Even in men that have prostate cancer. They've got high estrogen. Research xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens. Soy is a phtyoestrogen. Soy gets alot of hype but it's not good for you if you've got too much estrogen. Most women going through menopause get hot flashes because they've got low estrogen. That's why they're given estrogen patches and other HRT's to help stop them.
Xenoestrogens are things that increase estrogen levels. Chemicals, smells, perfume, cigarettes, nail polish, gasoline and exhaust fumes, EMF's, plastics, and more.
The fibromyalgia could possibly be causing the hair loss. I'm not really sure. I think the fibromyalgia is hormonal related too. Most women don't get it until they reach menopause. Try getting some progesterone cream and using it for a while and see what it does.