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Advice some supplements for hair thinning and hair fall.


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Answered by

Dr. Amith Kumar

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Nithila. A

Published At June 7, 2019
Reviewed AtAugust 3, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a PCOS patient. I have regular periods, but heavy bleeding, overweight, high sugar levels, and the egg size is 15 with using the medicine. But I could not conceive, and extreme hair thinning and hair fall. I am on metformin twice a day from last week. I want you to suggest any supplement for my hair loss. I am very upset. Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Amith Kumar


Welcome to icliniq.com.

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) clearly has an effect on hair growth on patients.

The Probable causes

Dietary carbohydrate causes more insulin release in women than men. This stimulates production of testosterone from ovaries in women.

Treatment plan

First try restrict carbohydrate from diet for few months before starting antiandrogen as a treatment.

Preventive measures

To avoid food rich in carbohydrates such as rice, milk, yogurt, ice-cream, potatoes, etc.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Amith Kumar

Dr. Amith Kumar

General Practitioner

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