menopause and hair loss without being hypo

Menopausal ladies,

I am just curious, are their anyone experience hair loss after a shower when hair is wet with hand fulls coming out that doesn't have a thyroid disorder...or think it is related to menopause....I thought it was thyroid but now I am wondering it is just inbalance of hormones, I am post menopausal on bhrt and I was trying to wein off a little when it got really bad and been trying to get it stop....and tweeking thyroid meds as well so it is harder to tell what is really the problem or combination? I read that estrogen and progesterone bottom out in post menopause and can cause this. I was also low in testosterone and dhea so I doubt it is DHT causing hair loss.

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  • My hair loss was most definitely an iron problem. Have you had that tested?

  • it was 68 in a range 15-150

  • Hair loss can be caused by ferritin, haemoglobin, vitamin D and vitamin B12 deficiencies as well as hormone levels. Get all these checked and confirm they are mid-range at least. There are still doctors out there who don't recognise low ferritin causes hair loss.

  • I meant get the things I named checked first.

  • I read an article that cockles were good for hair loss, there must be something in them that promotes hair growth.

  • I have a thinned out area in front....because I didn't keep changing dr until someone listened , even on bio identical dr and dermatogist brushed it off......as you age,,, you don't handle stress as well and it is easier to have high cortisol......you can take a 4 x a day saliva test ...I ordered mine online on amazon and they sent me the results and I took it to dr....bec it can cause hair loss.....

    also my labs were exactly like yours for the same reason...I was trying to wean off and felt fine with the exception of hair loss....sooooooo....my dr loaded me up with estrogen and progesterone creams and some testosterone and dhea.......several months....the hair loss slowed but I think she o;verdid it the last 2 mths and I recently went unbalanced for overload and last shower I saw a little more hair loss.....

    so yes it is tied to LOW HORMONES......I have read about a product called maca from maca go...you can google maca go....Is sound promising and they even have online drs you can email questions too......I am sick of taking hormones and really want to take something natural like maca that has science behind it and studies.....just a thought...I understand.....

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