Ask the Nurse

I started taking vaginal estrogen and now learned my dramatic hair loss may be a side effect. I recently stopped taking this medicine. I have an appointment with my gynecologist soon, but I’m panicking as I’m losing a handful of hair every day. What can I do?

Vaginal estrogen does NOT cause hair loss. In fact systemic estrogen is good for hair. There are several causes of hair loss, including:

  • lack of estrogen
  • too much testosterone
  • low vitamin D
  • low zinc level
  • poor nutrition
  • low iron level
  • stress
  • autoimmune

Please download our free guide on hair thinning, which includes hair loss treatment options. Also, please use our search feature for more hair care information.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health nurse

June 12, 2019 at 10:59pm