Jada Pinkett Smith Suffers From Alopecia, Is There A Relationship With Menopause in Women?

Suara.com – The Oscar 2022 event was shocked by the moment Will Smith hit Chris Rock on stage, Sunday (27/03/2022). The reason is, Chris Rock made a joke that alluded to the condition of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith who appeared bald.

When Chris Rock cracks a joke, Jada Pinkett Smith’s face looks sour. Will Smith immediately approached Chris Rock on stage and hit him in the face.

Jada Pinkett Smith has shaved her head bald since 2 years ago, after she struggled with Alopecia.

Alopecia, also known as baldness, is a scalp disease when more hair is lost than hair is growing.

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Normally, humans experience hair loss of 50-100 strands per day. If you lose more than 100 strands of hair per day, this may be a sign of alopecia.

Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2022 Oscars [YouTube/Guardian News]
Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2022 Oscars [YouTube/Guardian News]

There are many causes of alopecia, ranging from family history, stress and the habit of pulling hair. But, you may not know that alopecia is also associated with menopause in women.

During menopause, you may notice a change or two in your hair.

Your hair may be growing where it’s never been before. In addition, you may also feel that your hair is starting to thin.

One reason is the change in hormone levels during menopause. This decrease in estrogen and progesterone levels means that the effects of androgens, which are male hormones, increase.

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During and after menopause, hair may become finer (thinner) as hair follicles shrink. In this case, the hair may grow more slowly and fall out more easily.

Your healthcare provider will perform a thorough examination and take a detailed history to help you cope with changes in hair growth.

Reported from Cleveland Clinicyou may be directed to have your iron levels or thyroid hormone levels tested.

The signs of hair loss in women include:

  1. A lot of hair fall every day on the floor, bathroom, pillows to the sink
  2. Thinner haircuts
  3. A more visible scalp
  4. Hair loss

Meanwhile, women who tend to experience alopecia or hair loss include:

  1. Women who are 40 years older
  2. Woman who just gave birth
  3. Women undergoing chemotherapy or other treatment
  4. The woman who often locks her hair
  5. Menopausal women