Episode #23: PCOS & Hair loss
Why Does PCOS Cause Hair Loss
Elevated androgens are responsible for hair loss, primarily testosterone. Think of it kind of like male pattern hair loss where men will have a receding hairline and where they will have overall thinning and then maybe a little bit of hair loss around the temples or the crown of the head.
When women have consistently elevated levels of testosterone it basically leads to a male pattern of hair loss.
What causes high testosterone with PCOS
So of course that begs the question, what causes elevated androgens such as testosterone? Well, there are a couple of things. First, if you have high levels of insulin consistent consistently in your body it tells the ovaries to produce more testosterone
This does not only occur with insulin resistance so even if your doctor has said that your insulin levels are fine this can just be because you are eating foods that spike insulin. Another way is that you have a high level of cortisol due to stress and that will also bump up the insulin levels in your body.
How to Restore Hair Naturally
The first step is to determine your current primary PCOS root cause. Now you heard me mention insulin so you may think that hair loss is only going to be a concern for people who have high insulin or an insulin effect type root cause but that isn’t actually always the case.
The next step is to address the root causes of hormone imbalance so that you can reduce further hair loss and reduce the struggle of regrowing hair.
Then you can consider medical natural therapies
So if you are ready to take action to have thicker hair go ahead and listen as I go into more details about root causes and treatment options for thicker and healthier hair!
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About the Show
Welcome to The PCOS Repair Podcast!
I’m Ashlene Korcek, and each week I’ll be sharing the latest findings on PCOS and how to make practical health changes to your lifestyle to repair your PCOS at the root cause.
If you’re struggling with PCOS, know that you’re not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that one in ten women have PCOS. But the good news is that there is a lot we can do to manage our symptoms and live healthy, happy lives.
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