Francesca received this letter from a reader, and is turning to you, our dear readers, to help her:
I hope you can help me with a problem I’m feeling quite emotional about.
I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) which, among other things, has made it very difficult for me to lose weight. I’m sure many of your readers have PCOS as well.
One of the symptoms of PCOS is thin hair. Until recently, although my hair was thin, it was not so thin that it bothered me.
But yesterday I used two mirrors to get a good look at the side and back of my head, and was shocked to see bare spots. I had no idea that my hair was thinning so rapidly. I’m only in my mid-thirties.
I plan to speak with my doctor about it, but meanwhile, can you ask your readers who have PCOS to share any advice they have about this issue? I’m already taking metformin. Is there anything else I can do, specifically for my hair?
Feeling sad in
A Devoted Reader
Those of you with PCOS – what say you?