What are the treatments available for hair loss caused by PCOS Hormonal Disorder?

I'm looking for natural ways to overcome this problem. Other symptoms are: - Weight gain - Acne - Hair Loss - excessive hairiness - Fatigue, Exhaustion - Depression.

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What are the treatments available for hair loss

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Hair Loss and PCOS

Thank you for your question. You first will need a definitive diagnosis, and I recommend you have a hormone workup with an endocronologist first, or Internal medicine specialist, and have a complete understgnding of your condition. Each situation is different and unique so you will need to develop a plan on treatment with your specialist. I hope this helps!

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Hair loss in women with PCOS

Ideally all women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) should see a specialist in this area. All of these issues are important to address and from my experience treating many many women with PCOS, each of these may actually improve hair growth outcomes ( even if they seems remotely related

The following are just general terms, the specific answers for you will come from knowing all your medical history.  

Most women with PCOS benefit from an oral contraceptive plus addition of a hormone blocker such as spironolactone. Addition of minoxidil usually provides additional benefit. Spironolactone not only helps improve hair growth on the scalp but actually reduces hair growth on the face. Other hair loss options include low level laser, platelet rich plasma and hair transplants. I generally advise use of an anti- inflammatory shampoo for women with PCOS, as the hormonal environmental does seems to facilitate   seborrheic dermatitis (a type of dandruff-like condition)

Diet is important as is overall weight loss. This improves hormonal balance. Sometimes a dietician is needed. All women with PCOS should be screen for diabetes and blood pressure issues and these carefully controlled if found abnormal. 

As far as natural ways to overcome PCOS, I am not aware of any with nearly the effectiveness of the above comments.

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

Treatment of Hair Loss Secondary to PCOS

PCOS or PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome may cause male patterned hair loss in women.  The most important thing is to make a proper diagnosis and treat the PCOC or bring it under control.  

The treatment of the hair loss in this condition is similar to hair loss in men with typical male patterned hair loss.  Anti-androgen medications can block the effect of androgen that is responsible for the patterned baldness.  Hair transplant can also successfully restore the hair in this group of patients. 

Parsa Mohebi, MD
Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
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