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Hair loss and menopause

Hair loss can occur because of the menopause


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    Jacqui — 22.12.2018 23:00
    I am 52 and have been on tamoxifen for 2 years and have take it for another 8 years supposedly. I have been told I can drink and eat soya products so is it fine to also take your soya product . The NICE guidelines are very outdated.


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      Eileen — 27.12.2018 08:54
      Hi Jacqui We investigated this fully before we launched Menopause Support, reviewing all the research and getting the opinion of the top researcher in this area. Fermented soya isoflavones, taken in the quantities we have in Menopause Support, are not associated with any increase in the likelihood of oestrogen-sensitive cancers (or any other types of cancer). If there were any likelihood of increasing the risk of any form of cancer then I can assure you that we would not market this product. However, we do know that there are women who have had breast cancer or are vulnerable to the hereditary hormonal cancers who may not be aware that they need to be very careful taking anything that may affect hormone levels in any way. Because of this we tend to err on the side of caution and advise women in this situation to seek medical advice first.


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    Clare — 24.08.2017 12:04
    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 15:04
      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 09:10
    I need help with menopause. Feel im going mad. Tried HRT didnt seem to help


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      eileen — 16.08.2017 11:52
      Hi Sandie What are your main symptoms?


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      Sandie — 16.08.2017 14:29
      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 07:58
      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 08:04
      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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    BEVERLEY — 19.07.2017 10:41
    I have researched and i am so upset that as a mature woman in her early 50's is going through this awful torture and as I look into my mirror and see the dramatic hair loss I have injured.


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      eileen — 19.07.2017 13:57
      Hi Beverley Have you had this checked out by your doctor? Low iron and low thyroid function can contribute to hair loss so if you haven't been tested for these recently it would be a good idea to see your doctor.


    • frances webb's photo avatar
      frances webb — 06.10.2017 08:40
      I am woman of 50 years of age my hair is coming out bad I have bold parts in my hair what can I take for this please I am worried over this


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