Pubic Hair Thinning in Perimenopause, Menopause & Postmenopause
Protocols for Specific Menopause Symptoms
Pubic hair thinning is first and foremost a reflection of decreased testosterone function. With the decreased testosterone, there may also be lower levels of other androgens, specifically DHEA. There is increased possibility of also developing vaginal atrophy or because the vaginal tissue also depends upon proper testosterone function.
Low testosterone has also been associated with inflammation, itching, pain of the vulva. This vulvar inflammation, or vulvitis, may present with or without pubic hair thinning.
Therefore, although thinning of pubic hair is usually not a distressing symptom, it can be a sign of low testosterone, which could result in other symptoms if not given attention.
While decreased testosterone function is the primary cause, another possible hormonal cause of pubic hair thinning is decreased thyroid function. Decreased thyroid function has also been implicated in thinning of scalp hair
Restoring optimal function of testosterone and/or thyroid hormones can have significant health benefits. Enhancing hormone function requires first and foremost healthy lifestyle and dietary habits as discussed in Hormone Health Guidelines. In some cases, women who experience pubic hair thinning associated with menopause also experience other symptoms, which you can analyze with the Menopause Type® Questionnaire.

Treat the Hormonal Cause
This protocol is designed to be personalized based on specific needs of each person. Possible causes for pubic hair thinning include decreased testosterone function or decreased thyroid hormone function as outlined below. Phytotherapies can support the normal function of hormone producing glands, and improve the function of the tissues that respond to hormones. Giving attention to other symptoms will help reveal the underlying cause of which hormone is not working properly, and which phytotherapeutic formulation can be used for vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy and vulvitis, as discussed below, and indicated in the following table:

Pubic Hair Thinning as Main Symptom in Menopause
Decreased Testosterone Function:
Decreased testosterone function may contribute to or precipitate vaginal atrophy as well as inflammation, itching and pain of the vulva. This vulvar inflammation (vulvitis) is in part due to decreased levels of testosterone. When decreased testosterone function is the cause, there is often other symptoms associated with low testosterone function and other androgen deficiency symptoms such a decreased libido, increased headaches, depressed mood, fatigue, muscle pain, anxiety, low blood pressure. When there are other signs of low testosterone, choose TestoGain™. This formulation improves the function of testosterone producing tissues, and improve the function of tissues that respond to testosterone. See more Information, including references, on TestoGain™. Use customized dosage guidelines to personalize this protocol for your specific needs.

Decreased Thyroid Function:
When the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid, or the cells of the body do not respond to thyroid hormone as effectively as they should, thinning of pubic hair may occur, either with or without generalized fatigue, weight gain and other symptoms associated with sub optimal thyroid function, such as subclinical hypothyroidism. ThyroMend™ should be used if suboptimal thyroid function is present – see Suboptimal Thyroid Protocol. See more information, including references, on ThyroMend™. Use customized dosage guidelines to personalize this protocol for your specific needs.

Also Review:
Hormone Health Guidelines
Protocols for the 12 Menopause Types® & for Specific Menopause Symptoms
Phytocrine™ & Phytotherapeutic Management of Endocrine Dysfunction
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Other Symptoms



other androgen deficiency symptoms such a decreased libido, , depressed mood, fatigue, muscle pain, anxiety, low blood pressure



generalized fatigue, weight gain, cold extremities, “brain fog”, difficulty thinking,



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