Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) & Hair Loss

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) & Hair Loss

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder that affects the women’s ovaries. It is caused by the genes that are inherited from parents to their children. The more common symptoms of this disorder include fatigue and weight gain. But in some women, it can also cause hair thinning and hair loss.

How does it cause hair loss?

PCOS sometimes cause a disorder named as hyperandrogenism. In this condition, your body tends to produce too many male hormones (androgens). While androgens naturally exist in the body of women, the increase in their amount may alter the menstrual cycle and increase the frequency of bleeding. In the case your hair follicles are sensitive to the androgens, they may slow down their production on the scalp due to increased bleeding. On the other way, the androgen can also cause excessive hair growth on your body.

This condition is not triggered by medical illness or other factors but it is an inherited condition. If your hair follicles are not sensitive to the overproduction of male hormones, you may not be affected by hair loss. Whereas, if your hair follicles are sensitive to the male hormones, their normal or even lesser amount can cause hair loss.

Treating hair loss due to PCOS

Treating the PCOS can be a task, as it may have varying symptoms. However, treating the hair loss caused by PCOS can be simple as it can be treated with either some topical anti-androgens or hair loss therapies, such as PRP and Mesotherapy.

How to prevent?

There are several ways suggested by top hair experts to protect the hair loss due to PCOS. Listed below are few of them

  • Avoid overuse of chemical products because it can destroy hair follicles
  • Abstain from alcohol consumption and smoking nicotine
  • Your doctor may also recommend using birth control pills, as these help in increasing the female hormones in the body, which may help in countering the androgens (male hormones)

Non-surgical treatments for PCOS

Many women suffering from PCOS may lose hope and develop a thought that they might not be able to restore their hair. However, this is not the case as there exist many non-invasive treatments that are specially designed for treating female pattern hair loss.

The Hair Transplant Dubai clinic have years of experience in dealing with hair loss issues in both, men and women. The treatments are performed by the skilled specialist who has dozens of successful treatments with their names. While treating hair loss due to PCOS, PRP therapy Dubai is considered as the best remedy.

If you do not feel this is the best option for you, hair transplant Dubai clinic provides with each and every hair loss treatment that is suitable for your condition.

For the best advice on your hair loss condition, we recommend booking a FREE and detailed consultation with us today. In this session, the specialist will examine your scalp and propose a suitable remedy for your hair loss condition.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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