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I'm 50, post-menopause, both ovaries removed, no HRT, and my DHEA is 476. I have hair loss, oily skin, acne. Is my DHEA high? Is this an adrenal issue

I'm 50, post-menopause, both ovaries removed, no HRT, and my DHEA is 476. I have hair loss, oily skin, acne. Is my DHEA high? Is this an adrenal issue

Need more info: Your DHEA is not too much out of the normal. I think you need to see an endocrinologist and have your thyroid function evaluated and have your pituitary checked into. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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What would cause hot flash like symptoms, body feels extremely warm, and face becomes red when you are post menopause?

What would cause hot flash like symptoms, body feels extremely warm, and face becomes red when you are post menopause?

Menopausal hot flash: Menopausal hot flashes cause the body to keep extremely warm with a facial redness rising from the neck. It lasts about 3 minutes before settling down. Removing clothes layers, sipping cold water and paced-breathing are all useful management options. There are several medications that can be used as well if they become intolerable. ...Read more

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Since menopause, my head sweats profusely and I simply cannot handle heat without a towel around my neck. At night, when I get in bed, I freeze! ?

Since menopause, my head sweats profusely and I simply cannot handle heat without a towel around my neck. At night, when I get in bed, I freeze! ?

Menopausal symptoms: These are not uncommon symptoms with women who have severe hot flashes with their menopause. The freezing is somewhat unusual unless you are sweating through your bed clothes and the wetness of them is making you cold. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from menopause and I have started getting this crawling sensation around my face and head is it menopause related?? it is starti

I have been suffering from menopause and I have started getting this crawling sensation around my face and head is it menopause related?? it is starti

Puzzled: At age 33 you should not be in menopause. Do you mean suffering from premenstrual syndrome, which are symptoms preceding the onset of your menstrual period? In either case, it sounds rather to be something neurologic. Consult with your family doctor first, who will then direct you to sub specialists. ...Read more

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Am post-menopausal & have started to lose my hair. Why?

Hormones: Estrogen declines more quickly in menopause than does testosterone. When estrogen declines the effects of testosterone (hair loss) become more apparent. It's frustrating. Sometimes hair loss can be related to other hormones, like thyroid, so if you haven't had your thyroid checked in awhile, that might be a good idea. ...Read more

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How come menopausal woman lose body hair?

Menopausal Hair Loss: 75 percent of menopausal women suffer from female pattern hair loss. Menopausal women with this condition often see extensive hair loss from the top of their head. They also might notice that individual strands of hair become smaller in diameter, which increases the appearance of excessive hair loss. ...Read more

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Can goi through menopause cause you to loose A LOT of your hair.

Can goi through menopause cause you to loose A LOT of your hair.

Check thyroid labs: Yes, and so can a change in your thyroid levels. Get them checked. ...Read more

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Does menopause symptoms effect hair vitality? If yes, what is the solution for the hair condition?

Unclear: First, it is hard to know what hair "vitality" means. Second it is difficult to separate the effect of menopause with decrease in hormones from aging alone. The best course of action is to see a capable skin expert (dermatologist) in consultation. ...Read more

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I'm 48 and post menopausal, but at times have a sharp 30 sec pain that feels like my hair is being pulled, what is this?

I'm 48 and post menopausal, but at times have a sharp 30 sec pain that feels like my hair is being pulled, what is this?

Need more info: Pain is not a classic symptom of menopause. See your doctor to give more details regarding where the pain is located, how often it occurs, how severe it is, and what circumstances seem to cause it. Your doctor will want to exam you. Depending on the findings, you may need to do lab tests or imaging. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of hair fall[ since last 4 years] in females, I am 38, ve no menopause symptoms, ve good diet & am in good health?

Some common causes.: I will just mention a few common causes of hair loss. Stress, hair color, hair treatments such as perms and other harsh chemicals often used for hair styling. Often times thinning of the hair runs in families. You should also consider checking your thyroid and any other medications you are taking, since sometimes meds can cause hair loss also. Hope that was helpful. ...Read more

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What causes extreme hair breakage, and a change in hair texture? I'm not on any medications, I have no illnesses. 60 years old. Menopause for 6 years.

What causes extreme hair breakage, and a change in hair texture? I'm not on any medications, I have no illnesses. 60 years old. Menopause for 6 years.

Hair problem: You need a good metabolic evaluation. Iron deficiency is very common and could result in the problem you have. Of course, the character of your hair will change as you age, but what you're describing needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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How can I reverse thinning hair after menopause?

How can I reverse thinning hair after menopause?

Topical rogaine (minoxidil): Options include use of women's rogaine (minoxidil) topical application twice a day or use of follicular unit hair transplantation to areas of greatest loss. ...Read more

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Is hair loss common during menopause, and are there any ways to prevent it?

Is hair loss common during menopause, and are there any ways to prevent it?

Female baldness: Remember that baldness is genetic and affects both men and women. It could be that you have inherited a gene for baldness and are just now seeing it. Rogaine (minoxidil) is the treatment of choice for both men and women if this is indeed female pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hair loss a side effect of menopause?

Help docs, is hair loss a side effect of menopause?

It can be: Up to 40% of women may experience hair loss after menopause. This is thought to be attributed to the natural decline in hormones. Other conditions such as a thyroid disorder, genetic predisposition, and nutritional status, may also contribute. You should follow up with your physician for a consultation. ...Read more

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Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Yes: Menopause also causes lower testosterone levels which affect your body hair. Testosterone is produced in the ovaries (which are no longer working in menopause) & in the adrenal glands which slow down with age as well. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause me to lose my hair? Is menopause responsible for my recent hair loss? .

Can menopause cause me to lose my hair? Is menopause responsible for my recent hair loss? .

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though I see mostly women in my practice, I have not seen that menopausal condition can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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So scared to take estra noreth for menopause. Already losing hair gaining weight. I'm hypothyroid too. Will it help?

So scared to take estra noreth for menopause. Already losing hair gaining weight. I'm hypothyroid too. Will it help?

Yes it will help: Menopause is defined as no period for 12 months. I am assuming you meet these criteria. "hair loss" is a common complaint as women age. The term for it is "androgenic alopecia" and it has as much to do with decreased hair caliber as decreased hair number. Hormone replacement therapy will likely slow this process. Also check with your doctor and make sure your thyroid has been tested! ...Read more

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I'm just starting menopause and seem to be loosing hair. Help! I take a good vitamin for hair, skin and nails and a good multi vitamin as well.

I'm just starting menopause and seem to be loosing hair. Help! I take a good vitamin for hair, skin and nails and a good multi vitamin as well.

Possibly menopause: Hair loss is common during menopause. Vitamins will not prevent it. Loss of hair can also be due to other things like hypothyroidism. You should see your doctor if you are concerned about it. ...Read more

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Does continuous use of spironolactone stop hair loss in post-menopausal women?

Does continuous use of spironolactone stop hair loss in post-menopausal women?

Maybe: Spironolactone blocks the was androgens (male type hormones) affect the hair follicle. Blocking these hormones can help stop "male" pattern hair loss in women. They have no affect for other causes of hair loss, such as from thyroid abnormalitis, etc. ...Read more

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I suffer from hair loss. It's worse now in menopause. Is minoxidil safe to try?

I suffer from hair loss. It's worse now in menopause. Is minoxidil safe to try?

Very safe: You are not alone. This is very common. A skillful hair stylist will help. Minoxidil, if used religiously twice a day for YEARS may slow or stop the hair loss. Get the generic 2% which is almost as effective as expensive versions. See a DR to check for underlying thyroid or other abnormality. ...Read more

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What things can I do to keep my hair as healthy as possible if I'm experiencing hair loss due to menopause. Supplements and lifestyle changes?

BHRT estradiol: My professional advise is to seek out a doctor in your area that is well versed and knowledgeable about bio identical hormone replacement therapy. These products are available on prescription only, through compounding pharmacies. Estrogen affects skin and hair, testosterone fatigue and libido, and Progesterone is basically a "feel good" hormone which will help you to feel like yourself again. ...Read more