Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can I Stop My Hair Loss?

Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 10:18 AM

Question: Since I entered menopause I have noticed my hair is thinner. Is it a hormonal imbalance and is there anything I can do about it?


Dr. Hibberd
's answer:
Hormonal imbalances are not usually the primary reason for hair loss in menopausal women. More often thinning hair is related to physical hair damage from the salon (from heat or coloring agents), mental or physical stress, or drug or chemotherapy side effects.
Genetics can also be a factor, but is less prominent than in male pattern baldness, which does have a very strong link to testosterone.
You should visit your doctor for testing. Blood tests can identify potential causes and you may be offered a prescription for a treatment — such as topical Minoxidil — to help slow your hair loss.

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Question: Since I entered menopause I have noticed my hair is thinner. Is it a hormonal imbalance and is there anything I can do about it? Dr. Hibberd's answer:Hormonal imbalances are not usually the primary reason for hair loss in menopausal women. More often thinning hair...
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