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You may be expecting night sweats, hot flushes and mood swings – but what about the other side effects you may not associate with the menopause? We asked menopause expert and nutritional therapist Alison Cullen for some guidance.

Thinning hair

Why? Falling oestrogen levels affect the growth cycle. Low iron is another trigger, particularly if you’ve had heavy periods over the last few months, and lack of protein, and stress can also have an effect.

Up your intake of protein (fish, lean red meat) and iron

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