Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome & Beauty

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Beauty is who you are from the outside and that can be enhanced through makeup, however if you’re internally not feeling well then that can reflect your over all look, which is a huge downside. You’re loose hair, or have unwanted hair growth all of your body, your skin feels scaly and you’re feeling depressed all the time. It wasn’t probably because you failed an exam, it could be your hormones messing with you, hence that unbearable abdominal cramp. There are these little signs that we ignore, so before you read on, take a moment and think if you could also be that 1 out of 5 women who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 


WHAT IS POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS)

PCOS is a hormonal imbalance in women, due to which there are problems with  a woman’s menses and may make it difficult for her to get bare a child. PCOS also may cause unwanted changed in the way we look, which can distressing. Therefore, it is essential to treat it before it can lead to any serious health conditions such as; diabetes or heart diseases.

 

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WHAT HAPPENS IN PCOS

PCOS grows many small cysts on a woman’s ovaries, which is why it is called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The cysts are not harmful, however they lead to severe hormonal imbalance. 

CAUSES

The causes aren’t stated yet, however it has to do with your family genetics. So, if a few of your family members has PCOS, then it is very likely that you will also have it.

 

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SYMPTOMS

The symptoms can be mild, so either you may have some or all of them at once.

  1. Acne (facial, body, back, chest, abdomen)
  2. Hair loss
  3. Excess hair (facial, body, back, chest, abdomen)
  4. Weight gain
  5. Irregular menses
  6. Infertility
  7. Depression

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SKIN & HAIR CONCERNS IN WOMEN DUE TO PCOS 

Following are the major skin and hair concerns in women due to high levels of male hormones called Androgen.

  1. Excess hair 
  2. Hair Loss
  3. Acne
  4. Dark Skin Patches
  5. Skin Tags


TREATMENT

There are two types of skin and hair care treatments:

Cosmetic Treatment:

  1. Creams or topical gels to reduce inflammation or block pores that create oil can treat acne.
  2. Waxing, Threading and Plucking
  3. Laser Hair Removal
  4. Electrolysis

Medical Treatment:

Book an appointment with a Gynecologist for:

  • Reducing the amount of male hormone through hormonal contraception
  • Lifestyle changes; weight loss 
  • Medicines to reduce insulin resistance 

Others:

  1. Take care of your diet and follow a nutrition plan
  2. Increase your intake of vitamins for your skin and hair
  3. Follow a regular workout plan
  4. Avoid dairy for acne
  5. A skin care routine is essential by using organic products


WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR YOUR HAIR AND SKIN

In some cases of PCOS, the problem may be a adverse, which is why you need to discuss with your medical practitioner and seek the best and quality treatment for your skin and hair, and moreover, your internal health to avoid the discomfort and life-long problems that come with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

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