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Hair Thinning (Scalp) & Menopause by Joseph J Collins, RN ND

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Addressing the Special Needs of
Scalp Hair Thinning
in Perimenopause, Menopause & Postmenopause

Androgen excess is one cause of thinning scalp hair in women, and is a significant source of stress in women suffering form accelerated hair loss. In these cases, restoring normal androgen function by calming the affect of androgens can make a significant difference in hair loss.

It is important to realize that low grade inflammation or autoimmune disease is also associated with hair loss (alopecia) in women. In addition, nutritional deficiencies brought on by dieting or stress. Vitamins and minerals are cofactors required for every biochemical process in the human body, including the production and detoxification of hormones.

Specific essential fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) & docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) help the body control inflammation, and should also be considered as part of a wellness program. Please review Integrative Management of Endocrine Dysfunction document for more important information.

The primary hormone imbalance associated with thinning of scalp hair in menopause is Excessive Androgen Function. Another common hormone related cause is sub-optimal thyroid function. Addressing the underlying cause such as nutrition and fatty acids will relieve the additional stress on the inflammatory system, and decrease menopause associated hair loss. The following formulations may be used as indicated:

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Excessive Androgen Function:

As noted, excessive androgen in women often leads to thinning scalp hair resistance. Please also review (Androgen Excess in Women: A Common Condition Worthy of Our Attention). Unless contraindicated (such as signs and symptoms of very low testosterone function), choose:

Testo-Quench - This formulation has significant anti-androgen properties which can normalize the function of scalp tissue that is sensitive to androgens. More Information on Testo-Quench™


Decreased Thyroid Function:

When the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid, or the cells of the body do not respond to thyroid hormone as effectively as they should, thinning of scalp hair may occur, either with or without generalized fatigue, weight gain and other symptoms associated with sub optimal thyroid function will result.


Thyro-Mend should be used if suboptimal thyroid function is present – see Suboptimal Thyroid Protocol. More information on Thyro-Mend

Also Review:



Protocols based on Menopause Primary Concern



Integrative Management of Endocrine Dysfunction


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.



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