While conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome can cause the growth of such unruly hair, idiopathic hirsutism usually has no underlying cause, other than a higher-than-usual prevalence of androgens i. Women with the condition tend to grow thick, dark hairs on their back, upper-lip, breasts, chin, chest, or tummy, and battling the fuzz as well as the stubble and ingrown hairs associated with removal may lead to frustration and insecurity. While there are treatments available, like a drug called Spironolactone, which blocks androgen receptors and reduces testosterone, or creams like Vaniqa, many are costly. Science of Us recently spoke with Renae M. When did you first notice that you had more body hair than other girls?
Hirsutism is caused by an excess of male sex hormones called androgens or an increased sensitivity to androgens. In most cases, this is caused by polycystic ovary syndrome. After the menopause, the change in the balance of hormones can make excess hair more common. Up to three quarters of older women may have slightly increased facial hair. Hirsutism in post-menopausal women is also known as ovarian hyperthecosis. There are a number of hair-removal methods that may help, such as shaving, waxing or bleaching, although these can sometimes lead to irritated skin or inflamed hair follicles folliculitis.
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