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