Many women find their hair thinning when menopause starts. Actually, they might not notice it for a few months. And it’s not just on your head. You might notice your hair thinning all over your body.
There are multiple reasons for hair loss. It can be the hormonal fluctuation of menopause, or an imbalance of cortisol due to adrenal fatigue. It might be both. This is a little paragraph I grabbed from the Livestrong site:
Hormonal fluctuations and imbalances can result in temporary body hair loss. The Mayo Clinic states that pregnancy, menopause, thyroid problems, childbirth or discontinuing birth control medications are all common hormone fluctuation triggers. Hair loss can be noticed as late as three months after the hormonal fluctuation—and it can take that long to regrow. Hair loss should discontinue once the hormonal imbalance is corrected.
I noticed quite a bit of hair loss on my thighs and upper arms over the past couple of years. Thankfully I have a full head of thick black hair still. Well, with a touch of gray… But I remember noticing the change quite a while ago and have not had to shave my thighs for I don’t know how long.
Over the last couple of months, I’ve spoken a lot about healing and how I really have my histamine intolerance under control. I had noticed hair growth in a couple of places on my legs, but thought it was too early to share, but this morning, the light caught the hair on my thighs just right and I was floored by how much I needed to shave!
I’ve been waiting to post anything definitive about the hair loss and hair growth piece of the puzzle but now I can say with confidence that my body is showing definite signs of recovery. I feel that I am not just managing my histamine intolerance but am recovering from it.
If hair loss can indicate that your hormones are imbalanced and/or you are suffering from adrenal fatigue resulting in too much or too little cortisol, then hair growth can indicate that things are coming back into alignment.
Speaking about hair growth seemed to me a personal thing to share for some reason. I wanted to be sure before I put myself out there, but I am sure now, and it seemed to be valuable information to talk about. It is just one more thing to be aware of as you are working your way through menopause and histamine intolerance.
Now, I am proudly going to go shave my hairy monkey legs!