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Hormonal changes can trigger androgenetic alopecia, pattern baldness. During menopause, the amount of oestrogen in a woman’s body begins to decrease which means that the DHT, dihydrotestosterone, can become more active in the system. As the body overproduces DHT, the DHT then affects hair follicles causing them to shrink and preventing hair from growing.  By taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) supplements like oestrogen and progesterone, the process of balding for women in menopause can be halted. There is little risk involved in taking oestrogen and many women take these supplements with or without hair loss.


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