PCOS Facial Hair and Hair Loss | Causes, Treatments, & Natural Ways to Reduce Hirsutism & Hair Loss

PCOS Facial Hair and Hair Loss | Causes, Treatments, & Natural Ways to Reduce Hirsutism & Hair Loss

“The hair loss AND the [facial] hair growth are the worst parts of PCOS for me.” “They make me feel less feminine,” her voice trailed off as she averted her eyes.

Have you ever felt this way?

Unrealistic beauty standards and societal pressures aside, what she brought up is something I think a lot of people with PCOS experience: a sense that this condition diminishes the outward expression of their womanhood.

There’s a lot there to unpack. More there than we have time for in a single video, but I hope at the very least having read the words above, you know you’re not alone if you’ve ever felt this way. hope you have a safe place (a therapist, good friends, a support group, something) to explore those emotions.

In the meantime, you and I are going to take a look at the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about hair loss and facial hair growth. We’ll also talk about conventional treatments and some natural/ lifestyle-based interventions to consider.

00:00 Introduction
01:09 What is hirsutism?
02:24 What is female pattern hair loss (FPHL)?
03:16 What causes excess hair growth and hair loss in PCOS?
05:23 Can PCOS hair loss and hirsutism be reversed?
06:55 Treatment Options for hair loss and excess hair growth
09:29 Natural Remedies
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