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Q: female hair loss after menopause ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: female hair loss after menopause
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: roberta0120-ga
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Posted: 23 Feb 2004 21:52 PST
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Question ID: 310137
Are there any treatments for hair loss in women? This is about
substantial hair loss but not suddenly;over time.
Subject: Re: female hair loss after menopause
Answered By: peggy_bill-ga on 24 Feb 2004 15:28 PST
Dear roberta0120,

I have found several web pages on female hair loss.  It seems that it
is an increasing problem, with it happening to about  to 1/3 of all
women.  There are many possible reasons for hair loss, and you should
check with a doctor, as some of them are more serious than others. 
The most common causes of hair loss in women are as follows: Stress,
physical or emotional, thyroid abnormalities, medications, hormonal
changes, or insufficient diet.

There are several forms of treatment, and their effectiveness may
depend on the cause of the hair loss.  Topical solutions are Propecia,
Minoxidil, (Rogaine), Nizoral  and  Tricomin.

Propecia, is the most effective treatment in men, but it has not yet
been approved for use on women.  The problems associated with Propecia
are complications in pregnancy, so it may soon be available to
postmenopausal women.  Apparently, some physicians are already
prescribing it to women not in danger of becoming pregnant.

Minoxidil is a topical solution that has been effective in treating
baldness in women.  It is over the counter and comes in two strengths.
 It has a success rate of somewhere between 40%-65%.

Nizoral  and  Tricomin are topical scalp treatments that may be used
in conjunction with Minoxidil.  They are both over the counter. 
Tricomin is a growth stimulant, and Nizoral helps maintain scalp
health.  Information on these products can be found at the following

Hair plugs are also possible in women, although they are not as
successful as they are in men.

Below are some web pages with general information on the causes of
hair loss, the treatments of hair loss, and even discussion groups
about hair loss.  I think you are likely to find some useful
information there.

Stop hair loss now

Hair Loss In Men And Woman: Q&A


If you have any problems with this, please let me know.  I hope this
works out for you.

Good luck,
Peggy bill
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Subject: Re: female hair loss after menopause
From: probonopublico-ga on 24 Feb 2004 01:33 PST
I'm no expert but I understand that treatment with female hormone
stuff can regenerate hair.

Of course, there may be side effects ... as with anything.
Subject: Re: female hair loss after menopause
From: titusgroan-ga on 24 Feb 2004 02:16 PST
I also suffered hair loss at the menopause. However it was not the
menopause that caused it it was hyperthyroidism. Hair loss is also
symptomatic of hypothyroidism. Perhaps the person concerned could have
a thyroid function test especially if weigh loss of gain is also a
Maybe HRT could help?

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