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Hair loss?

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Katedotness1963 Tue 01-Sep-15 12:58:09

I'm 52. Periods are starting to take longer between them. No hot flashes yet. My hair is a mess! It's thin, dry, falling out in handfuls. I'm going to be completely bald if this keeps up. I used to have really thick hair till I had my first child, it never really recovered and it's been downhill from there, but lately...sad any one else? Any advice?

Thank you.

AbsintheMakesTheHeart Tue 01-Sep-15 13:04:32

I'm not quite at the menopause yet but years ago I had a horrible virus that made my hair fall out dramatically afterwards. My hairdresser recommended a shampoo system called Nioxin, which really seemed to make a big difference. It's not cheap, but you can get it on Amazon now. Ten years on and I still use it all the time as I'm scared to stop!

Katedotness1963 Tue 01-Sep-15 13:12:06

Thank you! I'll look that up now.

Bellaciao Tue 01-Sep-15 16:41:51

This is one of the symptoms of menopause but is also a symptom of thyroid problems - especially if you have other symptoms eg weight gain, feeling cold. Go and get a blood test for this at least. If youdo start to get hot flushes then perhaps think about HRT - it will also help your hair to some extent.

EnvyhairGail Tue 29-Sep-15 16:41:35

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NanArcher Tue 29-Sep-15 17:17:22

Hair loss is indeed associated with the menopause however can also be linked to free radical damage within the body. Luckily both the menopausal symptoms and free radial damage can be managed naturally without drugs and HRT. I'd try increasing your antioxidant intake by eating lots of dark fruits like blueberries and blackberries to fight possible free radical damage and by starting the day off with a cup of hot lemon water to support liver function too. (1/2 a fresh squeezed lemon or other citrus fruit). Hope that helps, any other questions just ask - menopausal health and wellness is what I do smile

pinkfrocks Tue 29-Sep-15 18:38:03

I don't think that is entirely true nan- and your post seems a bit like an advert?

There is no evidence whatsoever that dark fruits can help menopausal symptoms other than being good for us in terms of general healthy eating.

Neither does lemon juice help cleanse the liver. Livers are perfectly good at cleansing themselves. Lemon juice gives you some Vitamin C but that's about it.

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