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Systemic Diseases Treatment PCOS

Systemic Diseases Treatment PCOS

The condition of our hair and nails are one of the first cues that reflect the physical and mental health. Systemic diseases affect the hair health, texture, colour, shape and growth.  Hair loss is a condition that causes serious emotional psychosocial defects especially in women.  Increased feelings of depression and loss of self-esteem are the two most common side effects of hair fall. Most patient list hair loss as the top side effect that they want to treat of any medical treatment. However hair loss treatment often presents a difficult problem because of the diverse number of reasons that can lead to this problem. Hair loss because of systemic diseases can be easily treated once the cause is diagnosed.

The cause of hair loss because of systemic diseases include:

  • Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium is the most common side effect of systemic diseases. This type of hair fall is caused because of a gradual or sudden onset of non-scarring alopecia because of systemic diseases.  This type of hair loss happens because of a sudden change in body routine a few days to three months prior. Telogen effluvium happens because the hair follicle enter in to the telogen (normal hair fall phase ) sooner than normal. This can happen because of many reasons such as

  • Drugs

Certain prescription drugs  can attribute to hair loss. Discuss with the hair specialist if you have been taking any medication that might have triggered the hair loss.

  • Exposure to ionizing radiation

Radiation therapy and chemotherapy can cause hair loss in cancer patients.

  • Nutritional deficiencies

Nutrition is the key to maintaining healthy hair. Protein forms hair keratin that is the primary constituent of hair and inadequate protein in diet reduces hair diameter and loss in colour and texture of hair. Similarly deficiency of essential fatty acids leads to premature greying, excess vitamin A leads to accelerated hair loss. Excessive intake of vitamin supplements can also lead to hair loss.

  • Endocrine disorders

Endocrine imbalances can lead to severe hair loss in male and female. Male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss is one of the main results of endocrine disorders (androgen related).

  • Infections

Infections can lead to cicatricial alopecia , which means a diffusing and patchy hair loss pattern on the scalp and other parts of body. Infections and stress can also lead to autoimmune damage, which leads to hair loss.

  • Hair loss because of PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that mostly affects women who are in their childbearing age. PCOS can affect a women’s ability to have children, disturb the menstrual cycle, cause severe acne and even weight gain. Another sever side effect of PCOS is hair loss. Pattern baldness is often seen in women suffering from PCOS. Women start to lose hair from the part in a zigzag fashion. Hormonal changes caused because of PCOS also cause reduced estrogen levels. Apart from this thyroid, anaemia  and other illness can also cause pattern hair fall in women.

In women suffering from PCOS the body produces excess amount of androgen hormone, which in turn causes Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to become active that causes the hair follicle to shrink and miniaturize, and as a result the hair grows thinner and eventually stops growing all together. With correct and timely hair fall treatment in India the hair loss because of polycystic ovary syndrome can be reversed.

Hair loss treatment in Systemic Diseases

There is no standalone hair fall treatment for systemic diseases. The treatment modality is dependent on the cause of hair fall and the extent of hair fall. Basic blood tests, physical scalp examinations, scalp biopsy and hair analysis can help determine the cause of hair fall successfully and devise a cost effective hair fall treatment and hair regrowth treatment method. The common treatment options available at The Esthetic Clinics include

  • Lifestyle management: Daily exercise, diet modifications, weight control are the first steps to treat hair fall because of systemic diseases.
  • Medicinal oral contraceptive pills: Oral contraceptive pills are used for treatment of PCOS and stopping hair fall. Oral contraceptive pills with low androgen content is used in combination with spironolactone. These help in blocking the DHT and thus reducing hair fall. However this treatment is not suitable for patients who want to get pregnant in the six months from starting the treatment. This combination is also used by top hair specialist in India to stop excessive hair growth and acne.
  • Finasteride: Finasteride is a 5 alpha reductase inhibitor, it reduces the formation of DHT, and as a result its interaction with hair follicles is reduced. Finasteride is given in combination of oral contraceptive pills and its effect takes up to six months to show. Finasteride should not be taken without an OCP because otherwise it can cause adverse effect on the foetal development if the woman gets pregnant.
  • Minoxidil: Minoxidil is available in the lotion or foam form and it is to be applied on scalp. Minoxidil is very successful in treatment of early onset of alopecia and is used as a standalone treatment or in combination with other treatments mentioned above depending on the patients health and advancement of hair loss. The biggest drawback of Minoxidil is that it is only effective in reducing hair fall with continued use, once discontinued the effects are gone. Care should be taken in applying Minoxidil because if the drops hit the face they can cause excessive hair growth there.
  • Hair transplant: Hair transplant is used as a last resort for people who do not respond to other hair fall treatments. Hair transplant hair regrowth treatment involves removing a strip of hair from the back of the scalp and transplanting it on the balding area.
  • QR678 hair fall treatment for hair fall in India: QR678 can arrest alopecia at the early stage by reducing hair fall and stimulating new hair growth. QR678 is a mixture of natural occurring polypeptides that are naturally known to be present in the skin. Since these compounds are natural and the follicles are still alive, QR678 gives them a nudge in the growth phase. QR678 therapy increases the thickness, number, and density of the hair follicles and as a result a healthy mane of hair in appropriately selected patients.

QR678 does not have any side effects and is administered locally on the scalp with the help of mesotherapy technique. It is not absorbed by the blood stream instead it directly enriches the hair follicles with the necessary nutrients and proteins. QR678 injections can also improve the health of the existing hair and also aid in hair development after the hair transplant surgery.

QR678 is non-surgical, non-invasive and more affordable than a hair transplant surgery. QR678 works well as a combination therapy alongside OCP, Minoxidil and finasteride to restrict female pattern alopecia and baldness. QR678 treatment for treating hair fall  because of systemic disease  is done as an outpatient procedure with around 8 – 10 sessions done over a period of few months.

Cost of hair fall treatment caused because of systemic diseases

The cost of hair fall treatment in India depends on discovering the underlying cause in an organized manner. Top hair fall treatment experts in India use top of the line treatments to minimize hair loss in a cost effective manner to expedite the recovery. Early diagnosis also helps reduce the systemic illness such as nutritional deficiency and other causes, which decreases the risk of hair fall and thus the cost of hair fall treatment.

The price of hair fall treatment in Mumbai also varies with the location of the patient, the expertise of the hair regrowth treatment in India and extent of hair fall in the patient. If you too have been facing the hair fall issue because of various reasons then it is best to contact the expert hair fall surgeon in India as soon as possible to get the right treatment. 

Why Choose The Esthetic Clinics

The Esthetic Clinics, India has a team of dedicated specialist to each procedure unlike other clinics where all procedures are done by one consultant. At The Esthetic Clinics, we have one trained and experienced consultant leading a skilled team of plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons for every speciality. Our team believes in treating each patient with problem specific and customized treatment. For example you might think that an intrusive surgery can only solve your hair and skin problem but in reality the modern treatments used by our consultants can help get rid of the problem in a non-surgical and easy manner as well. If you too have been suffering from the crippling problem of uncontrollable hair fall the expert hair specialist at The Esthetic Clinics, India can help you solve this problem in a simple and effective manner. You too can now enjoy a healthy mane of hair with our holistic hair restoration treatments done by expert hair transplant surgeons.

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About Doctor

Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.



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