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A 48-year-old member asked:

besides hrt, is there anything i can do to deal with skin and hair changes at menopause?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Tough question!: With menopause comes changes in skin and hair like you are experiencing. Hair loss is common and results from "male pattern losses" and thinning of the caliber of the hair itself. This is called androgenic alopecia. It is treatable using male hair loss medications, but this would require lifetime use! skin changes, likewise, are difficult to treat. Don't take hormones just for these symptoms!

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