Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) And Naturopath (ND)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Surat
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Why does hair loss occur due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?
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PCOS is known to be an endocrine disorder that causes hormonal imbalances in women. Women suffering from the condition are known to have high levels of androgens, dihydrotestosterone, and testosterone. This leads to hair loss and in some cases, prevents hair follicles from generating new hair. However, with right treatment and lifestyle changes, your hair will grow back to its natural state. If you are suffering from constant hair loss, you should consult your physician to find out if you have DHT clogged hair follicles.
What is the most commonly used form of treatment for PCOS?
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Oral contraceptives combined with spironolactone is the choice of treatment for PCOS. It helps suppress ovarian stimulation of the pituitary hormones that are known to help produce androgen and negatively affect hair grown in women. These drugs limit the conversion of testosterone to DHT and help control PCOS besides helping with the various side effects, including hair loss. If you are suffering from DHT clogged follicles, you can discuss with your physician about the best possible treatment.
PCOS-specific diets and exercises exist to help with hair loss and other symptoms.
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Your physician will be able to recommend a diet that you need to follow if you have PCOS. Clean eating combined with cardio exercise can drastically help with nutrition and fitness, allowing the symptoms caused by the syndrome to diminish to a great extent. It is a lifestyle change that is a must if the patient seeks to lead a healthier and comfortable life. Clean and timely eating, cutting down on carbohydrates and sticking to only healthy fats are recommended if you have PCOS.
Reducing stress levels can help reduce hair fall.
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Stress can aggravate hair loss, and it is essential for women to keep their stress levels as low as possible if they have PCOS. High levels of cortisol can adversely affect your health and aggravate symptoms. Simple breathing exercises and relaxation techniques can help reduce symptoms of PCOS, including hair fall. Breathing exercises, yoga, rescheduling of routine to get more rest and other simple lifestyle changes can help bring down the adverse effects of PCOS greatly.
Environmental toxins do not affect symptoms of PCOS.
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Environmental toxins can adversely affect symptoms caused by PCOS, and it is recommended to lead an organic and healthy lifestyle to reduce the ill effects of environmental toxins. Pesticides in food, air and water pollutants, toxic metals and other harmful elements in the environment can lead to symptoms becoming more adverse. Natural detoxification every few months can greatly help in bringing down the level of toxins in your body and help alleviate symptoms of PCOS.