Menopause Hair Loss? HRT Can Help!

HRT Can Stop & Even Reverse Menopause Hair Loss

The hormonal changes during menopause can lead to many frustrating and uncomfortable side effects. However, perhaps no symptom of menopause is more frustrating than thinning hair. Decreased levels of estrogen due to menopause can impact hair growth and cause a woman’s hair to become thin and sparse.

Estrogen plays a role in maintaining the growth phase of the hair cycle, and when levels decrease, the hair growth phase is shortened, leading to thinner and weaker hair. Additionally, lower levels of estrogen can lead to an increase in the levels of androgens, such as testosterone, which can also contribute to female hair loss.

The great news is that 100% natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI can help replace missing hormones and alleviate many of the symptoms of menopause – including hair loss in many cases!

How Do I Know if My Hair Loss is Due to Menopause?

One way to determine if your hair loss is due to menopause is to track the timing of your hair loss in relation to your menstrual cycle and menopausal symptoms. If your hair loss began around the same time as your menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and irregular periods, it is more likely that it is related to hormonal changes associated with menopause.

Additionally, patterns of hair loss can also indicate the cause. Menopausal women tend to experience diffuse hair loss, which is hair thinning all over the scalp, whereas other causes of hair loss, such as androgenic alopecia (female pattern baldness), can result in a more specific pattern of hair loss, such as a receding hairline or thinning at the crown.

However, the best way to determine if your hair loss may be due to menopause is to undergo hormone level testing at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI. We offer blood testing to evaluate your hormone levels, as well as to check for any underlying medical condition and rule out other causes of hair loss.

It’s important to note that hair loss can also be caused by a combination of factors, such as genetics, age, hormonal changes, and certain medical conditions or medications. So, hormone level blood testing at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI is important to definitively diagnose insufficient hormone levels.

Can Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) help menopausal hair loss?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may help menopausal hair loss by replacing the hormones that are lost during menopause. Specifically, HRT can help to raise estrogen levels, which can help to prolong the growth phase of the hair cycle and reduce hair loss.

HRT is often prescribed to women who are experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms of menopause, and it can also be used to treat other menopause-related conditions, such as osteoporosis. But HRT can also be effective at slowing, stopping, and in some cases even reversing hair loss due to menopause.

Other Symptoms of Hormone Deficiency that HRT Can Help

To determine if you have a hormone deficiency, schedule an appointment at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI where Dr. Fakih can conduct blood tests to measure the levels of hormones in your body.

In addition to hair loss, HRT can help many other signs and symptoms of menopausal hormone deficiency including:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Brain Fog
  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Low libido
  • Bone loss
  • Decreased muscle mass

Why HRT Is Better than Other Hair Loss Treatments

If a hormone deficiency is detected, HRT naturally corrects the underlying problem itself, without the dangers and side effects of harsh synthetic medications.

Both topical and oral medicines can promote female hair growth, but they have a number of unfavorable side effects. Breast sensitivity, a decline in libido, and excessive hair growth in unwelcome areas are all potential side effects of finasteride (Propecia or Proscar). Unwanted face and/or body hair, fainting, chest discomfort, limb swelling, weight gain, exhaustion, and trouble breathing are all side effects of minoxidil (Rogaine).

In addition to HRT, Dr. Fakih at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak may be able to prescribe dietary supplements and shampoos that work with your body – naturally – to help halt hair loss and encourage hair regeneration in menopausal women.

HRT for Menopause Hair Loss | Royal Oak, MI

If you are a woman who is experiencing thinning hair, it may be due to the hormonal decline of perimenopause or menopause. The good news is that you CAN do something about this!

The hormonal changes during menopause can lead to decreased levels of estrogen, which can impact hair growth and many other aspects of health and well-being. But HRT can restore hormone balance and alleviate many of these problems – including thinning hair.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Fakih at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak for an evaluation and testing to see if HRT is right for you!

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) | Royal Oak: 248.997.4242