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Can hair disorders be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Some hair disorders can be prevented by determining the underlying cause. For instance, some hair disorders causing hair loss are due to hair pulling. If the emotional problem of hair pulling is caught early enough, no hair loss will result. If you have polycystic ovary syndrome, which can cause excessive androgens (male hormones) to be produced you may be able to prevent extra hair growth. By watching your weight, which will in turn, control your insulin resistance, you may be able to reduce the amount of androgens that are produced, thereby slowing the hair growing process.

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