Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a type of hormonal disorder. Nowadays many women are facing this problem. In this, many types of symptoms start appearing in the body, including the problem of hirsutism. In Hirsutism, unwanted hair starts coming in many parts of the face and body. At the same time, the hair on the head of many women becomes thin and starts falling. In this case, it can be cured with drugs like spironolactone and finasteride.

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Today in this article you will know what are the symptoms, causes, and treatment of hair loss in PCOS -

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  1. Causes of Hair loss in PCOS
  2. Hair loss symptoms in PCOS
  3. Hair loss treatment in PCOS
  4. Home remedies for hair fall in PCOS
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for PCOS Hair Loss - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

The body of a woman suffering from PCOS starts producing male hormones called androgen and testosterone. Androgen hormones trigger puberty and cause hair growth in the underarms and pubic area. On the other hand, talking about PCOS, due to this the hair of the head starts thinning, especially in the front part of the head. In this case, it is also called androgenic alopecia or female pattern hair loss.

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The pattern of hair loss in women with PCOS is different from the pattern of hair loss in men. Men's hair starts falling from the front of the head and gradually falls at the back. The pattern of hair loss in women can be of two types -

  • Hair will start thinning from the middle of the scalp and gradually spread out in a circular pattern.
  • Hair will start thinning at the hairline and gradually spread back through the center of the scalp in a triangular pattern.
  • Generally, complete baldness is not visible in women. Instead, the hair starts getting thinner and shorter. For this reason, the scalp is visible.

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Hormonal imbalance is the main reason for hair fall during PCOS. In such a situation, balancing hormones is an important part of this treatment. This treatment can be done with different types of medicines, but these medicines should be taken only on the advice of the doctor. Some of the common treatment options are as follows -

Contraceptive pills

Birth control pills can lower androgen levels, which can help not only reduce excess hair growth but also slow down hair loss. It can also help treat other PCOS symptoms, such as irregular periods and acne. Anti-androgen medication can also be given in combination with birth control pills for hair loss related to PCOS.

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Spironolactone is an oral medication. Due to this, the condition of accumulation of fluid in the body does not arise. It may also be effective for treating androgenetic alopecia. It can block the effect of androgens on the skin and is usually given along with birth control pills.

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For the treatment of female pattern baldness, it is recommended to apply Minoxidil to the scalp daily. Its use can not only promote hair growth but can also make them thick. There is a need to take special care regarding its dosage, so before using it, do take the opinion of the expert.

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Hair transplant

In some cases, a hair transplant may also be advised. It is a surgical procedure used to graft hair onto the scalp. Hair and hair follicles are removed from an area with lots of hair and transplanted into an area of thinning or baldness. Usually, it requires multiple procedures. This is an expensive process, which can cost up to one to one and a half lakhs. Also, there is no guarantee that it will be completely successful or not.

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If a woman wants to cure this problem naturally, then the following home remedies can prove to be effective -


According to a 2016 study, taking a zinc supplement has been shown to provide relief from hair loss related to PCOS. The study looked at the effects of zinc supplementation in women with PCOS and found that taking 50 mg of elemental zinc daily for 8 weeks had beneficial effects on hair. Along with this, there was a benefit of hirsutism as well.

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Biotin is an important and well-known supplement, often used for hair health and growth. There is not much evidence that it specifically helps with hair loss related to PCOS, but adding biotin-rich foods or supplements to the diet can help. A 2015 study found that taking a protein supplement containing biotin for 90 days resulted in a significant increase in hair growth. In such a situation, it is better to see its effect by including biotin-rich foods in the diet.

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Healthy weight

Lifestyle and weight changes are very important in PCOS. There is significant evidence that losing weight can lower androgen levels and reduce the effects of excess androgens in women with PCOS. Not only this, hair fall can be reduced by making lifestyle changes, along with other symptoms of PCOS can also be reduced.

PCOS is a common, but serious problem. In such a situation, it is necessary to recognize its symptoms in time and treat it. Especially, if the problem is related to hair because the beauty of hair is very important for women. In such a situation, they must pay attention to this problem in time and find a solution. Along with medicine, women should also pay full attention to their diet and lifestyle and eat, sleep, get up at the right time, and do some physical activity like yoga or exercise. Keep in mind that lifestyle is very important in PCOS.

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