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Hair loss and menopause

Hair loss can occur because of the menopause

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Menopause Support can provide support to the body through all stages of the Menopause but is especially useful when broad range of symptoms such as hot flushes, irritability, tiredness, pains and aches, vaginal dryness etc kick in.

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  • Support for all stages of the menopause
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A herbal dietary supplement containing soy isoflavones, magnesium and hibiscus extract for all stages of the menopause.

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    Mo — 03.11.2017 05:58
    4 weeks ago i had my 1st period in 9 months. It's left me feeling exhausted and my hair is rapidly falling out and thinning. I already have Generalised Anxiety Disorder and this isn't helping. I have problems taking any kind of medicines or vitamins (including levothyroxine when my thyroid was playing up a few years ago) I get severe pain in the kidney area and stomach. Ive just tried taking starflower oil but have been in agony around the kidney and stomach areas. Same again when ive just tried an amino acid for adrenal support. Can you give any advice as I really need to get some menopause suppliment started. Thank you.

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      eileen — 03.11.2017 11:20
      Hi Mo Periods coming back like this can happen and is very often a 'last fling' by your hormones. However, it is also a good idea to get a check up from your doctor. I would also ask them to check your thyroid again as the falling hormones can often affect the thyroid in the menopause and low thyroid function can affect hair growth. Hair loss can be caused by low protein intake too so check your diet and make sure that you are getting enough and also lots of fresh foods to help supply everything that healthy hair needs. The pains in the kidney and stomach area could be caused by a number of things so does need to be checked out by your doctor as well. You could try a liquid Maca supplement as this is known to help support the adrenals and hormonal balance. Being a liquid it may be less likely to give you any digestive problems.

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    Clare — 24.08.2017 14:04
    Hi. I have been taking Menopause Support for a week and a half plus a natural Thyroid Support supplement as thyroid was borderline on low side. I am also taking A. Vogel Menopause Sage plus a hair skin and nail supplement. My hair feels soft but in the morning I can see hairs on the bathroom floor. Not handfuls, just hairs. My hair feels thinner and I am starting to worry as I have always had very thick hair. My diet is good and lots of water. I do not want to take conventional medicine as they dont agree with me. I do have more energy to be fair! Any advice regarding the hair thing would be welcome as tried to do all the right things.

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      eileen — 24.08.2017 17:04
      Hi Clare Hopefully, the tips above will help and I would suggest a supplement specifically for the hair and just make sure that you have plenty of protein with every meal if possible. If there are no changes within 3 months then it is best to see your doctor in case low thyroid function is a factor.

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    Sandie jones — 15.08.2017 11:10
    I need help with menopause. Feel im going mad. Tried HRT didnt seem to help

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      eileen — 16.08.2017 13:52
      Hi Sandie What are your main symptoms?

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      Sandie — 16.08.2017 16:29
      Feeling very low and hair has gone horrible, skin goes all rough. I have fibromyalgia aswell so dont know what symtoms are what.

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      eileen — 17.08.2017 09:58
      Hi Sandie Unfortunately, Fibromyalgia can make menopause symptoms worse and the menopause can make fibromyalgia worse so it can be a bit of a vicious cycle with symptoms overlapping. Falling oestrogen levels can affect the hair and the fact that your digestion has more than likely been affected by the fibromyalgia means your absorption of minerals needed for proper hair growth has probably been affected too. It may also be due to low iron caused by heavy bleeds in the run up to the menopause, or if your periods were historically quite heavy. Low protein intake can be another problem. Consider taking a supplement to support healthy hair growth and have a good look at your diet to see if you need to add in more protein. Also, drink plenty of plain water because dehydration doesn't help hair growth either. It takes about 3 months for new hair to start growing. If, after this time, you don't see improvements it might be sensible to ask your doctor to check for low thyroid function.

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      Sandie — 17.08.2017 10:04
      Thank you. I do take vitamins and iron and drinking more water. Ive come off HRT felt one i was on made things worse. Going to try herbal menopause supplements. Hopefully make me feel happier.

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