Womens Health

Hirsutism – Unwanted Hair Growth in Women


If you are a woman, you may be concerned about your body if you have hair growing in places it typically shouldn’t be. About 5-percent of women in the United States have a condition that causes male-patterned hair growth on the upper lip, chest, chin, back, and stomach. This hair is often dark and coarse, the exact opposite of the “peach fuzz” that typically covers a woman’s body.

This condition is called hirsutism, and it can be a symptom of a medical condition that arises when your body produces too much androgens like testosterone, the male hormones. However, hirsutism can also be genetic.

Fortunately, you can employ some self-care techniques and medical modalities to help overcome hirsutism.

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