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Dr. Hemanth Patel

General Surgeon, Mumbai

Dr. Hemanth Patel General Surgeon, Mumbai
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Dr. Hemanth Patel is a renowned General Surgeon in Paramount General Hospital, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Para Mount Hospital in Paramount General Hospital, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Hemanth Patel on Lybrate.com.

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Do You Know Excessive Hair Growth in Women is Hirsutism

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Do You Know Excessive Hair Growth in Women is Hirsutism

There are women who feel their looks are spoilt because of the presence of excessive body hair. While hair on women's body is common, excessive body hair isn't a normal condition and must be taken seriously. Women are generally unaware that the condition is known as Hirsutism.

What is Hirsutism?

Hirsutism can be defined as growth of excessive facial and body hair in women. With the world obsessed with flawless skin, such changes from feminine hair pattern (soft, fine, vellus hair) to masculine hair pattern (hard, dark, terminal hair) in a woman is generally unwelcoming and, hence, very distressing for the woman.

Why do some women develop Hirsutism?

In order to understand the reasons for such excessive growth in some women, it is important to understand the differences in the physiology of men and women. The male or female appearance of one's body is dependent on a delicate balance between male and female sex hormones. There is a predominance of the hormone estrogen in a woman's body, whereas androgens (testosterone) are the predominant sex hormones among men. However, some amount of androgens is secreted by the ovaries and adrenal glands (located next to kidneys) in women also. But, an excessive production of these hormones results in Hirsutism. Hormonal imbalance is by far the most common cause of Hirsutism.

Causes of Hirsutism

The common causes of hirsutism include:

1. Endocrine causes

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) - PCOS is a condition of hormonal imbalance in the body, which can result in an irregular menstrual cycle, enlarged ovaries with a cystic appearance on USG, infertility, obesity and hirsutism. For more information on the causes and management of PCOS.
  • Cushing's syndrome - Excessive production of hormone Cortisol by the adrenal glands can lead to symptoms such as high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, skin discoloration, muscle weakness, irregular menstruation, and hirsutism etc. This syndrome is known as Cushing's syndrome.
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) - CAH is a condition of excessive production of hormones Androgens and Cortisol by the adrenal glands and generally manifests in childhood in the form of virilization. In such cases, CAH can present with symptoms such as ambiguous genitals, obesity, hypertension etc. However, sometimes the manifestation of CAH is deferred to early adulthood and results in milder symptoms, hirsutism being one of them.

2. Tumors - Tumors in ovary or adrenal glands can again cause hirsutism due to excessive production of androgens

3. Medications

  • Long term steroid consumption (commonly used for immunosuppression, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis)
  • Performance enhancing drugs (often used by athletes)

4. Idiopathic - the woman may be having hirsutism despite normal hormone levels

Treatments

There are essentially two lines of treatment for hirsutism - one is medical management and the other is a cosmetic treatment.

Medical treatments for hirsutism -

A. Birth control pills - It's possible to reduce the severity and intensity of hair growth using birth control pills- the most commonly prescribed medical intervention! The birth control pills help by decreasing the production of androgens by ovaries. Besides this, estrogen present in the pills also helps the liver to produce more of sex hormone binding protein- these proteins bind to circulating androgens, thereby reducing their action on the body. Both these actions help in reducing the growth of hair on the body.

B. Anti-androgen medications - There are three categories of anti-androgen medications, which are commonly used for the treatment of hirsutism.

  • I. Spironolactone - Spironolactone is a diuretic medicine, which blocks the effects of androgens on the hair follicles, thus controlling hair growth.
  • II. Finasteride - Finasteride works by blocking the conversion of body testosterone into its more potent chemical entity, thereby limiting the effect of testosterone on hair growth.
  • III. Flutamide - Flutamide is a potent anti-androgen, which blocks the actions of androgens and helps in controlling the hair growth.

However, we have to ensure that the woman is not pregnant when taking any of these three medications. These medicines are often combined with oral contraceptives, which also have a synergistic effect in reducing the severity of hirsutism. One should also seek an expert opinion before starting these medications as there can be serious side effects, especially on liver.

C. Steroids - Low dose dexamethasone can be used to control the overactive adrenal glands when used carefully. However, long-term steroid therapy has got its own side effects and this therapy should only be considered under expert care and guidance.

D. Insulin sensitizing medicines - Medicines such as Metformin and Pioglitazone (Basically these are anti-diabetic medications) help in reducing insulin resistance in the body, which, in turn, helps in controlling the effects of excessive circulating androgens.

Cosmetic treatment for hirsutism -

One very important aspect of cosmetic management of hirsutism is self-care. This can include shaving, waxing, use of depilators and bleaching creams. All these measures help to reduce the amount of visible hair in undesired parts of the body. But, this needs to be done very frequently for a sustained visible effect.

Permanent hair removal is also possible using electrolysis or LASER treatment. In electrolysis treatment, electric current is passed into the hair follicle using a needle, which damages the root of the hair permanently. Similarly, LASER treatment uses LASER to destroy the hair follicle. Both these are effective methods to get rid of the undesired hair. However, we do not yet know if there are any long-term complications or side effects of these methods and these methods are not yet approved by the US FDA.

Related Tip: How Safe is Laser Surgery for Facial Hair Removal??

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I have white some spots on my body. Is it curable? how much time will it take. I am 55 years old.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have white some spots on my body. Is it curable? how much time will it take. I am 55 years old.
The deficiency of vitamin b12 can cause white patches to appear on your skin. B12 deficiency can cause neurological problems and hence it is very important for you to seek the advice of a doctor one you spot white spots or patches on your skin. B 12 deficiency is seen commonly in people with pernicious anemia or in people who are long term vegan.
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6 Main Reasons Skin Hyperpigmentation is Very Common in India

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
6 Main Reasons Skin Hyperpigmentation is Very Common in India

6 Main Causes of Skin Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition characterised by dark patches, occurring mainly due to excessive melanin (a skin pigment) production. This form of skin condition is not specific to any particular age group or category of people, but it is more commonly observed among people of Mediterranean, Asian, Latin, or African origin. Also, any part of your body including hands, face and neck can be affected by this condition.

Here are some of the most common factors that can cause skin hyperpigmentation.

1. Sun exposure

If your skin is exposed to sunlight for a long period of time, it can result in hyperpigmentation. It happens due to the inflammation of the skin caused by the action of UV rays present in sunlight. This skin inflammation plays a significant role in activating melanocytes (skin cells that generate melanin), giving you dark patches of skin.

2. Hormonal changes

Triggered by the consumption of a pill or pregnancy, hormonal changes in your body are also responsible for stimulating growth of melanin.  This disturbance in the chemical balance of your body causes hyperpigmentation in the form of ‘melasma’ (a common skin condition characterised by grey-brown patches on skin surface).

3. Specific drugs

Sometimes hyperpigmentation is drug-induced and happens due to the effect of certain medications like antibiotics, anti-seizure drugs, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and hormone treatments. This mainly happens due to the reaction of these drugs with melanin resulting in the formation of a drug-pigment complex that leaves dark patches on the skin.

4. Heredity

In some cases, you can get hyperpigmentation if you have a prevailing family history of the disease. This skin condition is sometimes carried by the genes onto the next generation.

5. Acne

It often happens that acne leaves back scars in the form of dark spots after healing. These dark spots are most commonly termed as Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).  They occur as your skin produces excessive melanin in response to the skin infection.

6. Excessive use of chemical products

Exposing your skin to harsh chemicals, present mostly in chemical products like hair removing creams, wax etc. can result in skin inflammation resulting in Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.

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I am 20 year old and I have any black mark on my hand. How's would I do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 20 year old and I have any black mark on my hand. How's would I do?
You can apply topi cantharis , on the black mark on your hand . Home remedy :-Apply cucumber juice + lemon juice +tomato juice on your hand.
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My faces having dullness and full of acne my skin is oily so tell me which face aur cream I used in my face my face becomes black in some places in the middle of face becomes black spot Aur whole of acne. please consult me what I do to make face fair.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My faces having dullness and full of acne my skin is oily so tell me which face aur cream I used in my face my face b...
Use tea tree face wash and toner twice daily. Use sunscreen with spf 30 daily. Use natural face pack of multani mitti and lemon 2 times a week. You can also use apple cider vinegar with mother for 5 mins after washing your face and splash it clean with water. Most important is diet- do not eat junk, eat more vegetables and fruits especially with vitamin c.
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I am so depressed with some personal problems what I have to do my skin is becoming dark also is this my depression is the reason for the skin damage.

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General Physician,
I am so depressed with some personal problems what I have to do my skin is becoming dark also is this my depression i...
YOu have to take antidepressants. 5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all.
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What will I do, if my lips spider lick. My lips became to bigger. What will do to came my lips to ordinary stage.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
What will I do, if my lips spider lick. My lips became to bigger. What will do to came my lips to ordinary stage.
* first avoid eating ice creams, candy, soft drinks, chocolates items and eat natural foods more. * if you get swelling then apply milk cream or milk fat (desi ghee) on lips for 15-20 minutes. * do not rub or press the lips again and again because lips are very sensitive and rubbing raise lip swelling. * take anti allegic medicine like cetrizine or any other instantly only after consulting physician. * wash your lips with luke warm water containing a pinch of salt. Fill your mouth with this water and take out after 30-40 seconds. Repeat it for atleast 2-3 times to get relief from swelling.
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I have oily skin. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have oily skin. What should I do?
You can take homoeopathic medicines – Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day and Kali Brom. 200/ thrice a day – for 20 days. Wash your face with Bakson's Facewash (wash your face with warm water only) and followed by CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally Sunscreen Gel with SPF-30) after washing your face daily. Use home-made remedies: - Take 1 tbsp of fuller's earth (multani mitti) + a dash of lime + bit of rosewater – apply this on your face till it gets dried up, then rinse it off. - Take 1 tsp of Alum (or fitkari), make it slightly wet with water and apply this on your wet face, spread it well; let it dry and rinse it off. Alum remove your excessive moisture or oil and it also tightens the skin's tonicity.
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Which glutathione injection is good, for dark brown skin. Please suggest the brand name. Some dermatologists charge 16000 per dose.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Which glutathione injection is good, for dark brown skin. Please suggest the brand name. Some dermatologists charge 1...
Hello, it is costly dear. You can go for it. If you wish to have it, you directly contact the company to give you. That will be possible. This I can guide you. Take care :)
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My daughter is 6 yes old. When small she was fair n fat but this year she became dark n very thin. Pls give me solution or any tonic name.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
My daughter is 6 yes old. When small she was fair n fat but this year she became dark n very thin. Pls give me soluti...
Hello, give your daughter a healthy & balanced diet with protein foods, fruits and vegetables, milk, dals, paneer, cheese, eggs. You can give her 2 chapatis and a bowl of rice also with veg, dal & salad for lunch & dinner. Give milkshakes, fruit custard to help her gain weight. We do not suggest any tonic as we believe in healthy eating and balanced diet.
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I have blemish on my face. Have take treatment from skin specialists docs but still this are increase day by day. Uses all home remedies and proper diet .but these inflammations increase day by day So please suggest me it's safe to use Zeno skin device over blemishes? Or please suggest me any herbal treatment.

BSc, BSAM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have blemish on my face. Have take treatment from skin specialists docs but still this are increase day by day. Use...
Not able to understand your problem. You say blemish and you say inflamation. Be clear in telling your complaints. The treatment depends on the symptoms. On text queries it is difficult to suggest. Take an appointment you can get solution.
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I have to much scars on my both chicks, I did treatment on it of diamond polishing but it was temporary what should I do?

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
I have to much scars on my both chicks, I did treatment on it of diamond polishing but it was temporary what should I...
U need a combination of treatment such as lasers,dermabrasion,peel,surgical excision.only a combination of all this we'll help you .
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Skind disease, age 5 year, child, burn skin before 3 month, no treatment till date.

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Vadodara
For burn give cantharis 30 5 pills 2 times & causticum 200 5 pills single dose. Apply homoeo ointment calendula or urtica urens. Revert back in 7 days.
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Having pain while doing toilet and white substance also come out.What can i do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
If your piles produce only mild discomfort, I may suggest over-the-counter creams, ointments, suppositories or pads based on your medical history. These products contain ingredients, that can relieve pain and itching, at least temporarily. Don't use an over-the-counter cream or other product for more than a week unless directed by doctor. These products can cause side effects, such as skin rash, inflammation and skin thinning. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.
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My colour is very dry and I don't want my skin to remain dry. What should I must apply to make it normal?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
My colour is very dry and I don't want my skin to remain dry. What should I must apply to make it normal?
Medicine german reckeweg china off 200, 4-5 drops orally, single dose morn, empty stomach / weekly 2 doses. Mixed fruit juice daily evening.
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My skin colour is black. I had lots of colour improvement course and creams as per dermatologist, when I stopped using creams it becomes as usual black colour. If there any permanent solution to improve little bit brighter My skin is oily.Please tell.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
My skin colour is black. I had lots of colour improvement course and creams as per dermatologist, when I stopped usin...
Best foods for glowing skin rich in b vitamins include eggs, liver, milk, rice and cereals. 1. Fresh papaya directions rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mash up the flesh of the papaya well, until it is of a consistency that can be easily applied to your skin. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water. If your skin has a tendency to get dry after you cleanse it, use a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type afterwards. Do same for 20 days.
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My face colour is black. But my full body colour is avg. So please suggest me the cream and sope etc. please suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My face colour is black. But my full body colour is avg. So please suggest me the cream and sope etc. please suggest.
Hello. Hyperpigmentation could be because of many reasons. So, get thorough body check up done and share the reports with me. Meantime, you can start using Bioforce's Blooume - 55 ointment (for clear skin) twice daily and also use Bakson's Suncare Sunscreen, 20-30 minutes before stepping out under the sun along with oral medication – Sepia 200/ once daily for 20 days.
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Respected doctor. My skin is too oily. I have to wash my face every 3 hrs. How can I prevent it and make my skin glow and be subtle. Using home remedies. If any.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Ranchi
Respected doctor. My skin is too oily. I have to wash my face every 3 hrs. How can I prevent it and make my skin glow...
Oily skin it is little difficult to get clear skin without any medicines, as oily skin causes frequent skin infection (BACTERIAL & FUNGAL) and pimples and darkening to skin. It will definitely be cure, please upload it’s photo.
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I have anal fissure problem and want to conceive. So I stopped taking homeopathic medicine for anal fissure as I thought it might get interfere with my would be pregnancy. BT again I face anal bleeding. So is it safe to recontinue my homeopathic medicine?

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi yes sure you can continue your homeopathic treatment totally without any harms dear thanks regards welcome for any queries anytime.
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How to get rid of marks that occurred on face and they are most frequent every time.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
How to get rid of marks that occurred on face and they are most frequent every time.
Use tea tree face wash and toner twice daily. Use aha glow face wash daily use sunscreen with spf 30 daily. Use natural face pack of multani mitti and lemon 2 times a week. You can also use apple cider vinegar with mother for 5 mins after washing your face and splash it clean with water. Most important is diet- do not eat junk, eat more vegetables and fruits especially with vitamin c.
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