You likely already know that alopecia is the name for hair loss. There are several kinds of alopecia too, such as alopecia areata, alopecia universalis, and telogen effluvium. These refer to different types of hair loss, depending on where it occurs and on the cause.
If you want healthier hair, what would be the first step you would take to achieve that? Chances are you might look at swapping out your shampoo and conditioner or maybe speaking to your hair stylist for advice. The point is, you’d likely focus on your hair, which does make sense, but you may not think about what you eat or drink to help it grow.
Our hair can change in many ways as we go through life. It can change color, turning gray or white if our genes have that in store for us. It can become thinner or more brittle. We can experience hormonal hair loss, particularly during perimenopause. But we can also experience medical hair loss, and one way this can occur is via chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
According to statistics, around three quarters of women experience one or more menopausal symptoms at this stage of life. These symptoms can occur in the build-up to menopause (known as perimenopause or ‘peri’ for short) and may continue once the woman has stopped her menstrual cycle. Women are not said to be in menopause until they’ve gone 12 months without having a period.
Many people view hair loss as part of aging, especially if older family members have experienced it. In some cases, you can’t stop hair loss from happening. As an adult, you might experience hormonal hair loss at certain times or maybe medical hair loss if you have a condition or illness that might cause it.