Author | Walter Futterweit, MD, FACE, FACP

Articles

A Patient’s Guide: Management of Hair Loss in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

October 11, 2011

Thinning hair due to the effects of male hormones (androgens) is called androgenic alopecia. It is a major source of psychological distress to women. This male-pattern hair loss is often seen in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and other disorders of male hormone excess.

Insulin Receptor Gene is a major Focus of Research in PCOS

October 08, 2011

Researchers have been investigating the role of various genes which may play an important role in PCOS. One of these candidate genes appears to be in the area and possibly in the insulin receptor gene of chromosome 19.

Androgenic Alopecia in Women

September 07, 2011

Androgenic alopecia (AA) is caused by androgen effects on hair follicles in genetically susceptible women and men. The thinning often begins between ages 12 and 40 years.

A Patient's Guide to PCOS

August 06, 2009

A comprehensive guide to polycystic ovary syndrome, from a leading authority on the condition