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Hair Loss Caused by PCOS

By Nabta Team

Alopecia, or the medical term for hair loss, can be caused by a number of diseases that affect women. PCOS can cause hair loss due to the increased androgen activity associated with this syndrome. Fortunately, hair loss caused by PCOS is reversible as the shafts of hair are affected rather than the hair follicles. So when the androgen excess associated with PCOS is treated, hair loss can be partially or completely reversed.  

Source: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Edition


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