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Everything to know about excessive hair growth.


Unwanted male-pattern hair growth on a woman's body is called Hirutism in medical terms.
Hirsutism is a very common disease in India with more than 10 million cases registered every year.
Treatable by medical professionals
Lab tests or imaging are required in some cases
Can be chronic in nature.
Excess male hormones, called androgen can cause Hirsutism. This disease can be genetically inherited as well. It results in excessive hair on the female body parts where men typically grow hair.

Ages affected – 0-2 – Most rarely; between 3-5 – Most rarely; between 6-13 - often; between 14 – 60 - most often; 60 and above – Most often [1]


Hirsutism results in excessive amounts of hair on body areas of a woman where men typically grow hair, including the face, chest, and back.
People may experience: [2]
Common symptoms: excessive growth of hair in male patterns or acne


A doctor should be consulted immediately if these symptoms start to appear. If severe symptoms start to appear, medical help should be availed right away.

Hormone therapy can be prescribed to affect body processes by regulating the activity of the organs. A diuretic can increase urine production to get rid of excess salt and water. Anti-Diabetic medication controls the amount of glucose in the blood and Enzyme inhibitor can also be prescribed.

Electrolysis, that is using electric current to remove unwanted hair can be done. Laser hair removal process can be used that uses heat from a laser to damage hair follicles and remove unwanted hair.

For other kinds, consult a physician or a dermatologist or OB-GYN. At mfine we’re here to help you with all kinds of health issues, come on board for a holistic treatment program.

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