severe hair loss

by Reena

My baby is 16 months and I am still weaning. But I am very depressed at the amount of hair fall I experience each day.

I have a history of having been treated for polycystic ovaries. I was also diagnosed to have a fibroid at the time of pregnancy.

Please guide me on what needs to be done.

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Oct 18, 2014
falling out of hair
by: T

Hi Reena

The falling out of hair is going to seem more than usual, because PCOS causes excessive hair growth.

Any major event such as childbirth, major surgery or excessive stress can cause over 90% of your hair to switch from the growth phase to the shedding phase. your hair growth cycles should normalise about three months after the event. I'm guessing that the weaning process has had this effect on you, or some other stressful event.

This process is called telogen effluvium. It is common to lose bunches of hair on a daily basis with full-blown telogen effluvium. Thankfully, this type of hair loss is usually reversible.

Diet and exercise are very important to maintain the best hormonal balance. Research states that there is no therapy better for women with PCOS than proper diet and exercise. Only after this is in order, should you think of alternative therapy.

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