I cannot remember a time in my life when my brothers, sister, and I did not make fun of my dear father for the infamous comb-over he so proudly wore on the top of his balding head. All four of us constantly taunted him when the wind took hold of those long strands of hair and blew them straight up in the air in a grand solute. Little did I know that by age 30 I would fully understand why he tried so hard to make his hair look just a little more full.
As a woman, I did not expect to start losing my hair. However, when my OBG/YN diagnosed me with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), all my preconceived notions about hair growth and loss went out the window. Like me, many women with PCOS often experience male pattern baldness. However, they can also grow facial hair, thicker hair on their arms and legs, and excess hair on their abdomen, chest or back. While there is not a cure for PCOS, there are ways to control the condition, including symptomatic hair loss and hair gain. One regimen that has worked for many women is Insulite Laboratories’ PCOS System . This system incorporates nutrition, exercise, nutritional supplements and support networks to help sufferers of PCOS control the symptoms caused by this condition.
Today, I do not suffer with symptoms of PCOS because I consistently monitor my food intake and follow a daily exercise program. I can also tell you that I no longer ask my Dad why he bothers to spray hairspray on his comb-over on a windy day. Instead I simply say, “Dad, maybe you should just go to the store tomorrow”.