Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Maureen Nolan: My Hair Fell Out During Menopause

Everyone expects hot flashes and mood swings to occur during "the change," but did you know that many women also experience hair loss and thinning during and after this period? 

Maureen Nolan, of the 80s pop group The Nolans, was recently interviewed about her experience with hair loss during menopause. 

‘I felt depressed. I was getting old and now my hair, which had been thick and shiny, was thinning and falling out,’ she told the reporter. While the experience of hair loss can be traumatic for women, it is quite common, especially during menopause. More than 40 percent of women experience hair loss and thinning during menopause, some more severe others. 

Loss of both progesterone and estrogen, and increases in testosterone during menopause is thought to cause hair loss.  

While hair loss during menopause can be part of the process, it is always good to see a doctor if you are experiencing hair loss or thinning as they can be a symptom of other health problems. 

There are many treatment options tailored for women - but early detection is key for optimal results, so if you have questions or concerns, don't wait to call a hair restoration physician.