PCOS Hair Growth

by | Jun 20, 2022 | Hormone Health, PCOS | 0 comments

PCOS Hair Growth

Do you feel like you’re struggling with excess hair growth? Has this felt like the absolute worse when it comes to your PCOS symptoms?

Excess hair growth doesn’t impact every female with PCOS but a majority of women tend to experience some degree of it. In fact, you might find yourself sneaking in a quick pluck, shave or wax. It’s not always sustainable to hide the hair growth and can leave us really anxious.

Instead, it’s best to get to the root cause. I know when I had PCOS the hair growth was really challenging. I was extremely self conscious and it really dictated how I was spending my time.

Going to electrolysis appointments after school, getting a wax on the weekend and spending way too many hours in front of the mirror plucking anything I could find.

Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is the main contributing factor to the excess hair growth. Before you can address the hair growth, you must first address the root cause of insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance drives higher levels of testosterone.

The adrenals and excess stress causes higher levels of testosterone. This can affect women who lean more towards the type-A personality type, women who experience higher levels of anxiety and also women who tend to get overwhelmed very easily.

Resolutions

Diet Changes:

The best way to get insulin resistance under control is to eat three balanced meals a day with emphasis on high quality protein and fiber. This does not mean entirely carb free but rather a focus on more fiber and high quality protein on your plate. Do not skip meals as this tends to stress the body which in turn creates blood sugar imbalances.

Movement

Walking 10-15 minutes after each meal is shown to balance blood sugar and insulin levels.

Calm the Nervous System

Deep Breathing! Just a few minutes of deep breathing can create results.

In this video I talk about root causes of the excess hair growth and how to overcome it! So tell me, have you dealt with excess hair growth? Let me know in the comments below. Check out the website for additional information. There are a variety of resources to support you, no matter where you are on your health journey.

 

Written by Eleni Ottalagana

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