September is PCOS Awareness Month, and throughout the month, the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Association hopes to bring people’s attention to this awful disease by planning a number of activities worldwide. They are also aiming to help women who are affected by this disease relearn how to love their bodies and learn to live with the effects of this disorder. With continued awareness and outreach, the PCOS Awareness Association hopes to provide more and more patients with clear information and support for treating PCOS, educational resources and outreach.
PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, according to the Mayo Clinic, is a “common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid – called follicles – located in each ovary.” Doctors don’t know the exact causes of PCOS, and so it can be difficult to treat. Worse, the cysts or follicles can become very large in size and can be very painful.
Symptoms of this disorder include hormonal imbalances that cause infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excess hair growth in unwanted areas, obesity and acne. Some women may also experience hair loss.
Heightened levels of DHT and testosterone in some women with PCOS can cause significant hair loss, according to PCOS Health Coach. This condition is known as “androgenic alopecia.” It’s exhausting and difficult enough to be dealing with a disease that doctors are unsure how to treat, and you shouldn’t have to worry about being self-conscious about your hair loss in addition to dealing with the other stress, pain and other side effects of PCOS.
Hair by Janet is familiar with this disorder and has worked with many patients with PCOS. We are here to help you with your hair loss caused by PCOS and can work with you to determine a hair replacement approach for you to give you natural, rich and lush looking hair, helping you keep your confidence and poise.
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