Hair Loss Due to PCOS, What to Do about It?

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Hair Loss Due to PCOS, What to Do about It?

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The link between hair loss and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) seems complicated with the fact that PCOS has a major symptom of Hirsutism. So, why does one’s hair have to fall out from the scalp yet it is erotically growing in the other regions?

This connection seems perplexing and in indeed requires a thorough examination to diagnose one’s link between the two. However, women with PCOS will lose hair, due to hormonal abnormalities. This is because of the increase in the androgen hormone, which is a male hormone triggering hair loss.

Initially, it may seem difficult to self-analyze your body for the possibility of PCOS since it has no major symptoms. To judge one’s possibility of being a PCOS victim, the following can act as a guide;

  • Hirsutism- increased growth of unwanted body hair

  • Irregular menstrual periods

  • Ovulation disorders

  • Acne

  • Obesity

  • Metabolic Syndrome

  • Androgenetic alopecia

What to do about it?

Hair loss triggered by PCOS can be combated by treating PCOS it’self. PCOS is a condition where a woman has liquid-filled sacs in her ovaries and it generally disrupts ovulation which promotes the infertility risk. On a good note, hair loss caused by PCOS rarely requires any hair transplant in India, meaning that the condition is reversible.

A thorough examination by an experienced endocrinologist, a fertility expert, or a gynecologist is required. This may require several blood tests and screening to diagnose the cause of PCOS.

Treatments

  • Clinical PCOS treatments include Metformin, a common drug used in diabetic patients. In this case, it is provided to regulate the sugar levels.

  • Birth Control Pills- These pills are prescribed to regulate one’s menstrual cycle

  • Statins- it is a medication provided to control hormones and cholesterol levels

  • Laparoscopic surgery- It is performed to remove the cysts from the ovaries

Home management tips

Home management tips

  • Regular exercises

  • Quit smoking

  • Have a balanced diet, generally a low carb diet

  • Avoid stress

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