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“The most common thing I see in clinic with regards to the menopause is dry mouth. Dry mouth can increase your risk of gum disease and cavities as when your saliva glands don’t produce enough to clear oral bacteria, germs can build up fairly quickly which in turn increases your risk for tooth decay and gingivitis”
There are many treatments available that may help combat menopausal hair loss. “Non-surgical solutions include Minoxidil lotion, foam and even tablets.
Finasteride is an oral medication licensed for men’s hair loss, however, in some menopausal women, it may help as well. Low-Level Laser Therapy, where the scalp is bathed in light to encourage cells to produce more protein, can also work nicely on thinning hair. Another popular option is Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, which involves a patient’s blood being re-injected into their scalp to stimulate growth.”
"Understanding the causes of menopausal hair loss and seeking appropriate treatments can significantly boost confidence and improve quality of life for women during this stage," says Dr Bessam Farjo.
If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some Menopause FAQs just for you.
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