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  • Writer's pictureDr. Steven Gershon

A Proactive Approach to Navigating Menopause and Hair Loss

Understanding the Emotional and Physical Impact of Menopausal Hair Loss

At Gershon Preventative Medicine, we deeply understand the emotional and physical toll hair loss during menopause can have on women. This issue, often overlooked and misunderstood, leads many to seek costly and ineffective treatments. In the Hampton Roads area, we encounter numerous women grappling with this challenge. Our approach at Gershon Preventative Medicine is centered around proactive health planning and patient education. We specialize in hormone therapy, a clinically-proven method that has shown remarkable results in addressing hair loss related to menopause. Our focus is not only on treating hair loss as a symptom or sign of menopause but also on empowering women with knowledge and effective, functional solutions to improve their overall well-being during this significant life transition.


Understanding Menopausal Hair Loss: The Underlying Causes


Menopause is a natural biological transition that every woman undergoes, and it often brings a variety of physical alterations, including hair thinning or loss. This type of hair loss is intricately linked to hormonal imbalances, especially as levels of hormones like Estradiol and Thyroid decrease. However, it's important to recognize that menopausal hair loss is not solely hormonal. Genetics, dietary sensitivities (particularly to gluten), systemic inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies are also key contributors. Understanding these factors is crucial for effective management and treatment.


Empowering Strategies for Navigating Menopausal Hair Loss:

Recognizing the multifaceted nature of hair loss during menopause, we advocate a range of proactive strategies:


  • Embrace a Well-Balanced Diet: Optimal nutrition is critical for hair health. 'The Menopause Diet' is specifically designed to support hormonal balance and overall well-being during menopause.

  • Understanding Gluten's Impact: Gluten sensitivity can lead to hair breakage and thinning. Awareness of gluten's effect on hair follicles is essential for managing hair health.

  • Consistent and Healthy Hygiene Habits: Regular hair care, using suitable products, heat protectant sprays, and clean, hot water, is key to maintaining hair health.

  • Genetics and Hair Loss: A family history of early hair loss can increase your risk, highlighting the importance of early preventative care.

  • Choose Your Hair Products Wisely: Select hair products with natural ingredients and avoid sulfates and parabens to protect your hair.

  • Prioritize Sleep Quality and Regulation: Quality sleep plays a vital role in maintaining hormonal balance, which in turn affects hair health.

  • Manage and Mitigate Stress: Stress is a known factor that can exacerbate hair loss. Adopting stress management techniques such as meditation, yoga, regular exercise, or therapy can be beneficial in reducing the impact of stress on your hair and overall health.


Your Path to Healthier Hair

Menopausal hair loss is a challenge, but it's not inevitable. At Gershon Preventative Medicine, we are committed to guiding you through a patient-focused, functional medicine approach to manage hair loss. Our hormone therapy

experts in Virginia Beach are ready to help you take the first step towards a fuller, healthier head of hair.


Ready to embrace a healthier hair journey during menopause?

Connect with us at Gershon Preventative Medicine, where we focus on you, not just the symptoms.




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