How Does PCOS Cause Hair Loss?

Q:
How does PCOS cause hair loss?

A:
Women with PCOS have higher than normal androgen (testosterone) levels. A hormone called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is converted from testosterone and it binds to the hair follicles, making them go into their resting phase sooner than they should. This means that with each growth phase of the hair, the hair becomes thinner and thinner, thus affecting the normal process of hair growth.

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