Hormones are freaking weird.

Hormones are freaking weird.

September 08, 2021

And, might I add, hormones are also a huge pain in the you-know-what!

I was out of my prescriptions for spironolactone - a.k.a. aldactone - and metformin and lazy about refilling them for about a week.

Both of these pills are commonly prescribed to ladies with PCOS. The metformin controls two things: the amount of glucose created in the liver that is pumped into the blood stream and the sensitivity of body tissues to that glucose. Aldactone is a water pill that helps with bloat, but is also a testosterone antagonist, meaning that it minimizes the impact of androgens in women with PCOS related acne and hair loss.

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No two wigs (even of the same style and color) are identical.

No two wigs (even of the same style and color) are identical.

September 07, 2021

Each has a slightly different technique for cutting and styling the hair. This part is not done by a machine. If it were, it would be exactly the same every time. Unfortunately, that just isn't feasible with something as complicated as a faux head of hair

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Natural Ways To Make Your Skin Glow

Natural Ways To Make Your Skin Glow

September 01, 2021

There are quite a number of excellent ways to keep your skin fresh with that youthful grace all day long. And I’m not talking about synthetic products that may or may not break the bank. Nah. I’m talking about natural tips – easy, accessible methods that you can try for yourself. I will be sharing some of them with you below. Step into fall with some simple things that you can add to your skincare routine.

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My First Year in Wigs: What I’ve Learned - Part One By Rachel

My First Year in Wigs: What I’ve Learned - Part One By Rachel

August 31, 2021

Well, I just finished up my very first full year of wearing wigs! It has been QUITE a journey and I’ve learned a lot about wig wearing and what works for me. Here is one of the many things that I have learned over the last year.

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Meeting THE Heather

Meeting THE Heather

August 25, 2021

Hi! My name is Heather. No, not THE Heather but close enough. I do work for her however and I thought it'd be nice to share my story of meeting Heather and the impression I have of her and Cysterwigs. First, my own hair loss story begins in 2006. I noticed lots of strands falling out and eventually decided to wear my hair in a ponytail to hide the fact that I was balding at my crown. I was in a bad time in my life at that point and wasn't working, aka no insurance to see what was wrong with me. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2014 and decided to make the leap into wearing wigs.

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General fit guidelines for AVERAGE cap wigs per brand

General fit guidelines for AVERAGE cap wigs per brand

August 24, 2021

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My First Year in Wigs: What I have learned - Part Two by Rachel

My First Year in Wigs: What I have learned - Part Two by Rachel

August 18, 2021

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How should I pack my synthetic wigs when I travel?

How should I pack my synthetic wigs when I travel?

August 17, 2021

I am going on a vacation. I will be ordering two synthetic wigs... One for travel and outdoor days and one for when we go out to dinner or are inside. How do you pack your wigs so that they don't get damaged?

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Our official stance on Apple Cider Vinegar

Our official stance on Apple Cider Vinegar

August 11, 2021

Apple cider vinegar, or more correctly, vinegar (acetic acid) in most forms, has been used for thousands of years for all sorts of things from treating high blood sugar (and evidence shows this may actually work for mild insulin resistance) to dandruff (which is where a lot of the home wig remedies probably originate).

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One of my fave Jon Renau models was on ANTM!

One of my fave Jon Renau models was on ANTM!

August 10, 2021

I have seen these face hundreds of times while building my site and editing photographs. You know the look. She's glamorous, yet approachable with a sort of exotic look that is interesting while simultaneously classically beautiful. She also looked strikingly familiar yet I couldn't place where I'd seen here before.

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS): Diagnosis

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS): Diagnosis

August 04, 2021

How do doctors diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Your doctor may suspect you have this syndrome if you have eight periods per year or less, excess body hair, hormonal irregularities, high blood sugar, androgenic hair loss, acne, or irregular periods. After obtaining a clinical history that suggests PCOS, the doctor will rule out other diseases that could cause similar symptoms. Some of these diseases include:

  • Excessive production of hormones by the adrenal glands, called adrenal hyperplasia
  • Problems with the function of the thyroid gland
  • Surplus / over production of prolactin hormone by the pituitary gland, known as hyperprolactinemia

 

 

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS): Causes and Symptoms

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS): Causes and Symptoms

August 03, 2021

Since the symptoms of PCOS tend to be hereditary, it is likely that the syndrome is due, at least in part, to a change or mutation in one or more genes. Recent research in animal models suggests that, in some cases, PCOS may be due to genetic or chemical changes that occur in the womb.

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Coupled with the 3 features (lack of ovulation, excessive levels of both androgens, and ovarian cysts) used to diagnose or confirm PCOS, there are several signs and symptoms of PCOS,

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