Hair loss is a common symptom associated with the post-menopausal years. It comes in various forms:
- hair becomes thinner and lighter coupled with difficulty in styling,
- alopecia where the hair actually comes out from the roots leaving bald patches and
- male pattern baldness where hair is lost at the temples and the crown of the head.
The low estrogen levels associated with menopause cause weakening of the connective tissues from breakdown of the collagen, protein and elastic fibers in it. These are what gives your skin, hair and nails their strength and suppleness.
Can progesterone cause hair loss if used to treat menopause symptoms? On the contrary, progesterone helps to your body’s normal hair pattern. It helps to normalize zinc and copper levels which are essential for healthy hair.