#1: PCOS Causes Significant Hair Loss
A lot of doctors will just tell black females that the weaves and braids that they wear is causing their hair to fall out. This is true to some extent as when the hair is pulled so tightly it will cause traction alopecia. However, this is not always true for black females and doctors are quick to dismiss the most significant sign of PCOS which is hair loss. You will lose hair on the sides of your head and at the back of your head. It's like a reverse pattern of male baldness. That is exactly what happened to Naomi Campbell which is why you would see her hair so thin around the edges. She had cysts on her ovaries. PCOS is a ***** and I've lived with it for 10 years now. I believe extreme high levels of stress brought on an imbalance in my hormones causing me to develop uterine fibroids and cysts on my ovaries. The uterine fibroids I can deal with because I know how to defeat those naturally with Nattokinaise. But, I am still trying to defeat the multiple cysts on my ovaries because that's what's causing the awful mood swings. The loss of my hair, the premature graying of my hair on my hair and in my pubic area, the fast weight gain that's difficult to take off (especially in the belly or upper body), the cravings for sugar which can eventually lead to diabetes, and the awful awful cystic acne and.....facial hair. It makes me angry that doctors of all colors and races dismiss black females a lot if they are overweight and just tell them that they need to lose weight. I've had doctors actually think that I eat a lot as well as my mother. However, with the all the weight my mother has on her, she doesn't have diabetes or high blood pressure due to the holistic medicines she takes to keep those diseases at bay. However, she doesn't eat a lot everyday and neither do I. As a matter of fact, I'm a vegetarian, but it's all the carbs I eat that is makes it hard for my body to break down all the sugars from the carbs. Oh, and don't let me get started on the 7 year itch in the yoohoo that started almost 2 years ago. I knew I would itch occassionally. But one day, I was wondering why certain areas of my body turned very dark like under my arm pits and in my vagina area. This is another symptom of PCOS of course. Anyways, I used a lightening cream on my vagina calling myself correcting something wrong. It didn't burn, but the next day when I stepped into the shower to wash, my skin started to peel in that area and it was not normal. Thin layers of black skin just peeled off. Even the next day though I had taken a shower the day before, more skin started peeling off. It's not like I never washed in that area as that is a daily ritual when bathing and cannot be skipped. But the skin kept peeling for a good 2 weeks despite the fact I only used the cream once in that area. After my vagina returned to an almost normal complexion. I learned why my vagina turned dark. The skin started building up in that area as a protection (called a "velvety skin patch") from the yeast in my body from all the carbs and sugars I ate because now I have the freakin 7 year itch. I regret it to some extent that I used that bleaching cream which caused that layer of skin to peel off because although my skin is at it's normal complexion now and all the old protective layer is off that started building up from the PCOS, I am always itching every freakin month near that time of the month. It's awful and can be painful. Anyways, PCOS is not anything to mess with as it can cause diabetes, loss of vision from the sugar, loss of hair, graying hair, yeast infections, loss of infertility, signifcant weight gain that's hard to lose, weak teeth, bad acne, super oily skin, darkening of the skin in private areas and on the neck, mood swings, depression, and hair on your face and neck. This is the baddest thing out there to hit females. Basically it's the "Ugly Disease" in my opinion because it defeminizes so many women. It happens quite often in black females. And, it's considered incurable. It's not a disease you can catch, but it's brought on by high amounts of carbs, tons of animal hormones found in food and high levels of stress. This can occur in your pre-teens and affect your daughter as a teenager. Let's all fight this together women. Right now, I'm exercising my ass off. I'm cutting down on a lot of sugar. I'm taking vitamins. I have only lost 20lbs, but I'm working hard at it. I think one of the main culprits is coffee, but it's just a theory for now. Don't let doctors misdiagnose you any longer with simply saying you have diabetes. Sometimes they can remove the cysts, but you have to hope they don't grow back. This may help with the sugar levels in your blood and sugar cravings.