A major cause of hair loss to women in the modern society is PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is basically an endocrine disorder that alters the normal working of a woman’s ovary. Let us dive a little deep into our biology and try to understand how PCOS affect our hair growth or regrowth for that matter.

PCOS can be explained as a hormonal condition that involves higher levels of androgens (mostly dihydrotestosterone – also known as DHT and testosterone). Now higher levels of DHT causes the hair follicles to stop reproducing new hair. Consequently, in women, excess testosterone is converted to DHT which leads to even more severe hair loss in women.

Now with our amazing background knowledge of PCOS, let us look at some of the most efficient ways of treating this nightmare.

Take a proper PCOS diet

Well as much as there is not much clarity on the PCOS diet, it is a no-brainer that eating healthy fats, balancing carbohydrates and proteins, taking a lot of green vegetables can go a long way in improving your health. The above-mentioned diets are the core PCOS nutrition. If you dive a bit further, you can take a PCOS CROWN meal plan that goes a long way at keeping you on track with your diet.

Get your Thyroid checked by a doctor

Most women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome have been also linked with the lack of enough thyroid (hypothyroid). This condition has a direct relationship with thinning of hair and hair loss in general. With a good knowledge of your thyroid levels, it is easier for a prescription to be made to correct this problem.

Use specific hair products for PCOS

There is always a huge debate when it comes to the use of hair products. It is true that some hair products do cause even more harm than good to users. Likewise, there are some that turn out to be extremely useful and effective nonetheless. Use of topical minoxidil, for example, is a great shot at treating hair loss due to PCOS. There are a handful of oral medications as well. Please see a doctor to establish what is best for you.

Organic Hair Transplantation

This is definitely a more modern solution to people with severe hair loss for many reasons including Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is a modern hair transplantation surgical practice which was recently developed. It is based on extracting adipose stem cells gotten from the patient’s very own fat tissue and re-injecting it to the scalp of the patient. This method rejuvenates the area injected increasing viability of the transplanted grafts.

Certainly, there are both natural and medical ways to treat your hair from PCOS. However, most doctors will tell you that natural ways are just a good way to increase the effectiveness of medical alternatives. It could take way too long to expect recovery form PCOS by just changing your diet or taking regular exercises. The most ideal solution to PCOS is combining both medical and natural ways and you will definitely see great results.

Kathy Duchamp

Kathy Duchamp

Kathy has been working as a freelance author for numerous online and offline media since 2001 - and since 2019 also for The Hair Loss Advisor. Following her studies in psychology and education, she initially worked as an employed specialist journalist and PR editor before moving to freelance corporate communications. In the last ten years she has written for a patient portal, a hospital group, two food supplement manufacturers and a pharmacy magazine.

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