Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) will cause hair loss

Do you know Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) will cause hair loss? Hair thinning as well as rapid hair loss are common signs of PCOS, which causes a hormonal imbalance in the body. About one in every 10 to 15 women in the United States suffer from this health problem. 

PCOS leads to an overload of testosterone or androgen hormones in the body, which interact with the enzyme found in hair follicles and convert to its derivative dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

It is the DHT that binds with the hair follicles, causes them to shrink and ultimately leads to thinner hair.

A 2011 study published in the International Journal of Women’s Health notes that a reduction in androgens due to PCOS reduces new hair growth and slows the growth of terminal hair that is already present.

Another study published in 2013 in the same journal found that patterned alopecia, more common in females than males, is commonly caused by an underlying endocrine disorder, such as PCOS or late-onset adrenal hyperplasia.

Other symptoms of PCOS include facial hair growth, irregular periods, acne, and cysts on the ovaries. Consult your doctor as soon as possible

Timely diagnosis and proper treatment can help you avoid the complications of PCOS, such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, infertility and depression, to name a few.


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