PCOS and hair loss

Polycystic ovary syndrome (often abbreviated PCOS) is a common condition in which there is an imbalance in a woman’s sex hormones. Although the cause of PCOS has not exactly been determined, most evidence points to it being a genetic disease. One of the most stressful symptoms of the disease is hair loss. It can be very emotionally devastating to notice your hair thinning or falling out without noticeably growing back. The reason women with PCOS may develop hair loss is due to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is usually more prominent in men. However, women experiencing PCOS usually will have a more excessive amount than normal. DHT shrinks the hair follicles, making it very difficult for hair to grow from them. This can lead to “female pattern baldness” occurring in women.

If you are suffering from hair loss see a Trichologist

Diabetes

Diabetes can cause many symptoms from skin issues, to fatigue and hunger, to hair loss. Hair loss is actually considered to be one of the first symptoms of Diabetes. The rate of hair loss can become worse as the condition continues. Diabetes is a hormonal disease, which is indicated by too high of sugar levels in the blood due to the lack of insulin. This medical issue could be the cause of your hair loss due to changes in hormones, or from less than optimal blood circulation which can decrease the rate of hair growth. Stress that is onset by chronic diabetes could also cause hair thinning, which is another way that Diabetes leads to hair loss. Continue reading “Diabetes”