Excess Hair

All women have body and facial hair, but it is generally light in colour and very fine. Hirsutism is a condition where excessive growth of hair takes place in women’s faces and bodies. 

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All women have body and facial hair, but it is generally light in colour and very fine. Hirsutism is a condition where excessive growth of hair takes place in women’s faces and bodies. This unwanted hair is usually dark and coarse and grows on women’s faces, back, arms, and chests. The pattern of growth of these hairs is related to virilisation.

The unwanted hair is usually dark & coarse and grows on women’s faces, back, arms, and chests. The pattern of growth of these hairs is related to virilisation.

What causes Excessive Hair:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome is caused due to imbalance of sex hormones
  • Crushing syndrome occurs due to a high cortisol level in the body
  • There are rare chances of an androgen-secreting tumour in adrenal glands or ovaries that cause hirsutism
  • Medication for endometriosis can give rise to the condition of excessive hair growth in the body and facial area

Symptoms of Excess Hair:

  • Loss of hair from the head takes place on a massive scale causing bald scalp
  • The sizes of the breasts are reduced substantially
  • Build of acne on the face
  • The deepening & hoarse voice of a woman
  • Enlargement of the clitoris

Hirsutism is caused mainly due to hormonal imbalance. Though this condition doesn’t lead to physical pain, this might be why depression in many women. This condition arises when male hormones are produced excessively in a woman.

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