By Jodie Philips
Menopause results in many physical changes in a woman’s body.
There is a rapid hair loss menopause due to changes in the
hormonal levels in the woman’s body. The female hormone
estrogen balances out the effects of androgens like DHT. After
menopause estrogen, production reduces. Testosterone in the
woman’s body combines with an enzyme to produce DHT that
hair loss menopause.
One way to combat hair loss menopause is to eat food that is
more nutritious. A woman must eat green leafy vegetables that
contain vitamins, zinc and copper. Intake of vitamin C, B and
in food promotes hair growth. One must eat herbs, as fennel
seeds that are a good source of vitamin C. Citrus fruits are a
good source of vitamin C. However, there must be a proper
balance between vitamin C, zinc and copper intake. An increase
in vitamin C and zinc inhibits absorption of copper and vice
Another way to minimize hair loss menopause is to condition
hair with natural products like henna. This gives natural
to the hair and is a good conditioner. One must use fewer
chemicals in washing hair and change shampoos frequently. It
advisable to let hair dry naturally rather than using a hair
dryer for the same.
Women must use a hairbrush to comb wet hair. This avoids
breakage and thus reduces hair loss menopause. Women who swim
must avoid exposure to chlorinated water. For this, they must
wear a cap while swimming and use chlorine filter to filter
water during a shower.
Amino acids promote the growth of scalp hair. However,
menopause occurs with aging when the body absorbs less amino
acid. Therefore, women must take high sulfur content foods
contain amino acids, like eggs. Those allergic to eggs can
consume sulfur in the form of a supplement that is available
all pharmacists. These diet modifications can greatly reduce
hair loss menopause.
One can adopt measures to slow down hair loss menopause. This
includes stimulating the scalp with a massage or simply
one’s fingers through one’s scalp. This stimulates blood flow
and promotes hair growth.
Hair loss menopause greatly affects women’s self-esteem and
confidence. This is because there is a change in their
appearance with growing age. A good haircut that gives a
appearance to the hair is compulsory for such women.
Hair loss menopause is a natural phenomenon that is
nonreversible. Changes in one’s diet and a stress on natural
ingredients in hair maintenance can greatly prolong the life
one’s hair. One can take medication like propecia for hair
growth or go for a hair transplant to get a new crop of hair.
However, these treatments are long-term and costly. Therefore,
one must weigh the risks and payoffs of every treatment before
selecting the best solution for hair loss menopause.
About The Author: Jodie Phillips is the owner of several
Women's Health-related websites at
hemorrhoids.jbiff.com/ and she shares her knowledge and
research on Women's Health in a series of articles.