Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and hair loss

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and hair loss

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that can affect how the ovaries work. Many women in the UK have a diagnoses of PCOS, many of these women do not have symptoms, whilst some of the women do. When it comes to hair, PCOS can lead to hair loss and hair breakage. PCOS causes extra Androgen production in females, leading to a hormonal imbalance. The hormonal imbalance can cause the hair on the head of a female to start thinning. This is known as androgenic alopecia or female pattern hair loss. There are many other factors that can cause hair loss such as Lack of vital vitamins, chronic infections and diseases, taking certain medications, iron deficiency, such as anaemia and also stress.

It is normal to shed about 50-100 hairs per day, any more than this can be in excess. If you have type 3 and 4 hair it may seem like you are shedding more on wash day, as the hair that has shed from previous days can get tangled in your locks and only comes out when you wash and brush your hair.
If you feel your hair is shedding in excess you can have a conversation with your doctor on the matter and maybe get a blood test to rule out any issues.

Managing hair loss

Natural hair remedies such as Curls N Lengths hair formulas, can help in improving hair quality, encouraging hair growth and helps to prevent hair loss due to these factors. Curls N lengths are not claiming to have a cure, however the products can help manage these issues. It is important to have a healthy balanced diet, when trying to grow your hair, this will help to encourage the hair growth. You can also speak with your doctor about the different options available to you if you are experiencing extreme hair loss.

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