What is the Link between Your Hair Fall and PCOS?

Women's Health

One of main causes of PCOS is increased levels of androgens aka male hormone testosterone.

Testosterone is broken down to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) within the hair follicle’s oil glands. DHT binds to receptor sites in the hair follicle (kind of like a lock and key mechanism) and shrinks the hair follicle, stopping them from producing new hairs and leading to noticeable hair loss.

Besides that excessive amount of testosterone and other androgens, such as DHEA-S and androstenedione, also causes inflammation. This inflammation leads to oxidative stress. Our hair follicles are sensitive little creatures, especially to something called oxidative stress and you start experiencing PCOS hair loss.

PCOS can be managed, and you can reverse and grow your hair grow back NATURALLY as there are several homeopathic remedies for hair fall due to hormonal imbalance. Homeopathic treatment of hair loss is usually based on the root causes, location, modalities and extension of the hair loss.


Sepia is prepared from the inky juice of Cuttlefish. It is my number one and favourite remedy for hormonal imbalance where there is a history of long standing headaches. This remedy shows excellent results if there is hair fall during the climacteric period or during and after parturition. There is a lot of sensitivity to cold weather. Feels anxious for family and children.

Fluoric Acid

This remedy is prepared by potentization of hydrofluoric acid. There is hair loss after suffering from fever, especially fevers like typhoid or prolonged inflammation in the body. Hair falls in spots as hair is dry, they mat; they split and break. The patient usually feels more heat and better in a cold atmosphere.


Phosphorus is another homeopathic medicine for hair fall. This remedy is useful when there is hair fall in large bunches and in spots. There might be dandruff with intense itching of the scalp. Phosphorus people are highly sensitive to external impressions such as light, sound, odors, touch, thunderstorms, etc. Restless, excitable, nervous individuals.


Lycopodium is prepared by distilling the spores of evergreen plants like club moss, more popularly known as staghorn moss. This remedy is prescribed for hair fall when there is premature baldness along with premature graying of hair. There is thinning of hair from the head with overgrowth on other parts of the body. Patient has a craving for sweets.

Natrum Muriaticum

This remedy is prepared from sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt. It is beneficial when there is hair loss because of dandruff along with dry crusts on the scalp. There can be hair loss due to skin or menstrual disorders. Sometimes hair loss happens due to hormonal imbalance, this medicine treats both with efficacy. It is ideally prescribed to those people who are sensitive and emotional.


This is another medicine that efficiently deals with skin conditions, such as rashes, lesions, and psoriasis. It tackles hair fall in people experiencing dandruff, hair loss, and premature graying. It is also ideal for boosting hair growth.

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