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Face Hair Post Menopause
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
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
Could starting menopause cause me to feel as if I have bugs crawing all over my body even my face and hair. I have fairly oily skjn and bath daily. H?
Yes partly: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Your skin care can be adjusted to reduce or eliminate symptoms. ...Read more
I am a 56 year old post menopausal woman, diagnosed with high testosterone levels and have severe hair loss on the top front of my head and also facia?
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
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! ?
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
Hi, I keep getting "head rushes" and my right arm feels kind of numb inside and very heavy. I am in the menopause, could it be part of this?
No: These are not classic menopausal symptoms. I suspect you need an evaluation ...Read more
I sweat a lot with no to little activity. Starts at top of my head and just pours my arms & knees also. Why? Meds, menopause, hyperhydrosis?
Hyperhydrosis: Possible effect of medications. Not sure what medications u r taking as u did not list any. ...Read more
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
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
Check thyroid labs: Yes, and so can a change in your thyroid levels. Get them checked. ...Read more
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
My hair has been thinning over the past few years. I have also been going through menopause, so not sure if it's related. I am 55. Please help me.
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
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
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
Does hair growth slow during menopause? My leg hairs seemed to have slowed since my hysterectomy.
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
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
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 was thrown in to menopause due to female problems can this make my hair follicles and scalp sour and tender to the touch? What can I do to help it?
Please have your primary doctor refer you to a skin specialist doctor!
Let me know how things go! ...Read more
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
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
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