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Hirsutism: All You Need To Know

About

Hirsutism is a health condition of unwanted male-pattern hair growth in women.

About 5% of women in the U.S. have hirsutism. [1]

- It could be diagnosed by CT scan, ultrasound or blood test.
Hormonal imbalance because of hirsutism may compromise women’s health.
- Happens only in women.

In this condition, stiff and dark body hair on the body where women don’t have hair like on chest, back and mainly on the face. It arises because of an excess of male hormones called androgens in women. Causes for hirsutism might include cushing’s syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome and some medications. It could also be genetic, like if your mother has it then you are likely to have too.

Ages affected: Women between 18-38 years are likely to be affected by this.

Symptoms

- Balding
- Acne
- Increased muscle mass
- Decreased breast size
- Enlargement of clitoris
- Deepening voice

Treatment

Self-Care: One can go for plucking, shaving, chemical depilatories or waxing of unwanted hair on the body.

Laser Therapy: A beam of the laser is passed over your skin to prevent hair from growing and damage hair follicles.

Medications: Your doctor may prescribe medicines to regulate hormones, anti-diabetic and other medicines to minimise the symptoms.

Specialists: For more information, consult one of specialists at mfine. Come on board for comprehensive treatment program.

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