May 5, 2011
In order for women to understand PCOS and hair loss, one must first get to the root of the problem and understand what PCOS is. PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, is a hormonal disorder found in many women. As cysts are usually common and harmless, polycystic, meaning many of these, consequently result in a different story. This is when abnormal cysts massively grow to be like a string of pearls which eventually lead to a string of problems.
From the root of the problem to the roots of your hair
There are many reasons why women tend to lose their crowning glory but for those who suffer from PCOS, it is more than just old age or family genes. There have been many hormone disorders due to PCOS that are part to blame.
Although it is barely noticeable, your hair follicles and the skin on you scalp or anywhere else hair might grow are active the whole day through. What keeps them up and about are the hormonal messages that they receive and also respond to sent by nearby cells and parts of the body. But that’s not just it. They also make their own hormones that they keep or also send out in return.
The point being is that the hormones that are going back and forth actually affect either the hair growth, and in this case, the hair loss. The most common hormones that play a role in this are androgens, cortisol, estrogen, growth hormone, melatonin, prolactin, and thyroid hormones.
The basic “hows” of the top hormones
This may actually be one of the biggest links to PCOS and hair loss. Women with high levels of androgens due to PCOS usually develop a condition called androgenic alopecia. Androgens are male hormones such as testosterone and androgenic alopecia isn’t called male pattern baldness for nothing. You do the math.
Dihydritestoterone, aka DHT
This is another hormone that is connected to PCOS and hair loss. DHT actually is kind of like a byproduct, if you will, of testosterone that tends to bind to the follicles of your hair. What this does is that with the follicles on your scalp, it will make them contract and become smaller. This will make the hair that grows there thinner and weaker with every following hair cycle until the hairs finally die out.
However, while DHT makes the hair on top of your head thinner, it will do the exact opposite for the hairs on your face. You will be left with hair growing where you don’t want it to and it won’t be growing where you do. So it isn’t only related to PCOS and hair loss but hair growth as well.
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