Hormone Therapy for Hair Loss in Menopausal Women
Menopause is a natural biological process that every woman must face. But that does not mean that the unfortunate side effects of menopause – including hair loss – are inevitable!
Female hormone production (estrogen and progesterone) declines as a woman reaches the end of her reproductive years. And as hormone levels decline, the female body goes through many physical changes. Some symptoms of menopause – like hot flashes and night sweats – eventually go away. But unfortunately, other side effects of menopause – like hair loss – can last the rest of a woman’s life if not treated promptly.
The good news is that bioidentical hormone therapy available at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ can often prevent, reduce or in some cases revers menopausal hair thinning.
In this article the menopause specialists at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ discuss how hormone therapy can effectively treat menopausal hair loss in women.
How to Know if Hair Loss is Due to Menopause
There are actually several causes of women’s hair loss. For example, pregnancy, stress and even viral infections can result in a type of hair loss called Telogen Effluvium. Fortunately, this type of “patchy” hair loss typically grows back on its own.
Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL) – medically called Androgenetic Alopecia – is another type of hair loss that causes a woman’s hair follicles to shrink. This type of balding is largely hereditary. It can be identified by rapid hair loss that grows back “wispy”, due to fewer follicles per inch.
However, hair loss due to the hormone decline of menopause tends to be more gradual. Menopausal balding typically results in overall thinning of the hair on the scalp – rather than defined patches or “bald spots”. Menopausal hair loss can occur on the front, sides, top, or all of the scalp. Women will also often notice hair combing out in “clumps” when brushing or washing hair.
Hormone Therapy and Menopausal Hair Loss
Menopausal hair loss is the result of the hormone decline or imbalances that occur with age. The female hormones estrogen and progesterone help stimulate hair to grow faster, in addition to helping the hairs stay on the head longer. So, when estrogen and progesterone levels drop due to menopause, hair starts to grow more slowly, falls out more rapidly, and becomes thinner in appearance.
Additionally, estrogen decline can trigger an increase in the production of male hormones or “androgens”. And excess levels of androgens can shrink the hair follicles on the head, while also causing an increase of hair growth on a woman’s face.
When hormones are the cause of women’s hair loss, restoring hormonal balance with hormone therapy is the most important step to stopping or reversing hair loss.
Treating Menopausal Hair Loss with Hormone Therapy
Seeing a medical provider who specializes in hormone therapy is essential to diagnosing the cause of menopausal hair loss and prescribing the most effective hair renewal treatment.
The certified hormone therapy physicians at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ can order diagnostic blood tests – including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid tests – to identify the specific hormone deficiencies that may be causing hair loss and other symptoms of menopause.
Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Hair Loss
Hormone therapy works my replacing the specific hormones that have declined in menopausal women. Restoring hormone balance can provide long-lasting relief from the unpleasant symptoms of menopause, including hair loss.
The doctors at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ identify each a patient’s individual hormone deficiencies, in order to prescribe a customized, 100% natural, biodentical hormone therapy. Replenishing a menopausal woman’s levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone can often help them re-grow thicker hair that also stays on the head longer.
Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Hair Loss | Scottsdale, AZ
The doctors at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ have been helping menopausal women restore hormone balance and reverse the unpleasant side effects of menopause for more than thirty. If you are a menopausal woman who lives in the greater Phoenix area and you are experiencing are hair loss or other symptoms of hormone decline, we can help.
A certified hormone therapy provider at Tutera Medical in Scottsdale, AZ will take a thorough diagnostic approach and prescribe the most effective, individualized treatment(s) to reduce your symptoms and restore a thicker head of strong, health hair.
Women’s Hormone Therapy for Hair Loss – Scottsdale, AZ: 480-874-1515
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This article is provided as general information only and is not intended to be used as medical advice. While the benefits of hormone replacement are well documented through clinical research, we are not representing that hormone therapy is a “cure” for any disease. Only your treating physician can determine if hormone therapy may be a beneficial part of your healthcare regimen, based on your age, overall health, risk factors, and lifestyle.