In-Depth With PCOS

Posted by Nashua Electrolysis on July 5, 2017

When you work with hair removal in Hollis, NH, you run into individuals with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). While we have touched on the subject before, it is one of the causes of unwanted hair growth in some women.

According to the PCOS Foundation, PCOS has been “one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women” for nearly 75 years. The symptoms vary for each woman, and there is no one test to diagnose it, which is why it is difficult to pinpoint the cause of this disease. There are a few symptoms to look for when trying to determine if you may have the disease. Issues like weight gain (or obesity in general) can be a symptom (but other women stay thin) and if you have ovarian cysts in a pearl pattern.

PCOS patients have high testosterone levels, which can lead to many issues that are not typical in hormonally balanced females. Excessive hair growth (Hirsutism), acne, and baldness are common side effects of the disease.

Having this disease could potentially cause other issues with your health, including insulin resistance, high blood pressure, and heart disease. This disease is so hard to diagnose orly and has been known as the “Silent Killer.”

While unwanted hair growth can be solved with hair removal in Hollis, NH, PCOS can cause more devastating consequences for the individual due to its effect on the hormones. 70% of infertility problems can be traced back to PCOS, and if you are able to bear children, it could potentially be passed down to your daughter (50% chance).

While living with PCOS may be difficult at times, you can find peace of mind in having your unwanted hair removed permanently.

Whether you have excess hair from PCOS, genetics, or any other reason, we will be happy to book your free consultation at Nashua Electrolysis. Call us today at (603)-888-3803.