The Black Woman’s Guide to Hair Loss

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Hormonal Hair Loss

As we age, it’s natural for our hair to experience changes like increased shedding and slow growth. But in women, some hormonal changes that can trigger unhealthy hair loss include: menopause, thyroid conditions, and pregnancy. How is this treated? Depending on the cause, this type of hair loss can be treated with estrogen therapy, thyroid medication, and/or vitamins and nutritional supplements. So make sure you always get regular medical checkups to fully assess your overall health. This way, if your hair loss is the result of a hormonal imbalance, you can have the issue addressed right away.

Are you a woman currently experiencing or who has experienced hair loss due to any of the above reasons?

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