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Dr. Vivek Shah

MBBS

General Surgeon, Mumbai

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Dr. Vivek Shah is one of the best General Surgeons in Kandivali East, Mumbai. He studied and completed MBBS . You can meet Dr. Vivek Shah personally at Shreeji Hospital in Kandivali East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vivek Shah 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 am 24 years and couple co days back I went to swimming and after a swimming I found some rashes on my legs I went to the doctor and those medicines not worked I thing. Is there any best one available in market.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am  24 years and couple co days back I went to swimming and after a swimming I found some rashes  on my legs I went...
Homoeopathic treatment------------ sulphur 30 (dr. Reckeweg) drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water today night 30 minutes after eating or drinking anything at bedtime.----------- nw forget about sulphur 30 after this nd just keep it in your refrigerator. No need to further take this medicine. I will let you know what to do with this medicine afterwards.---------- azadirachita-indica -1x ((wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tabss twice daily-------------------- ointment topi -azadirachita (wilmar schwabe india) apply locally twice daily.
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I just want to have very fair, smooth and glowing skin without patches n pimples?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I just want to have very fair, smooth and glowing skin without patches n pimples?
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT AUCARE COMPLEXION DROPS ( WOLFE DIETRI) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. WHITENING CREAM ( BIOVALLEY)Apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night WHITENING SOAP ( BIOVALLEY ) Wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream SUNCARE CREAM ( BAKSON ) Apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap
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Doing sex with my partner either oral or vaginal or going back. Is it safe doing Intercourse at back (rectal) area?

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General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi there are chances of every infection in every area but you have to take all necessary precautions for the same both partners should be ready for all future outcomes of all types after all you have to proceed with all your responsibilities on your shoulders for your body you are the best judge. Oral sex requires highest level of hygiene care for both partners anal sex requires utmost protection with condom librication with jellies & it must must be gentle if more forceful you are more likely to get injuries as well. Thanks regards
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Regain Your Lost Youth - Try Fillers!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Visakhapatnam
Regain Your Lost Youth - Try Fillers!

Youth is something which is associated with vibrancy and grace. It can be said that over the course of time, there is a big impact on one’s youth. No matter how much vibrancy a woman may retain as she ages, her youthful looks are often at the receiving end of time’s cruelty. But, of course, it does not always have to be that way, especially if a woman is willing to try out fillers!

Fillers are a very effective way to make a woman look younger and they are also very safe, as long as a person who is experienced is the one who is administering them. They are injections which contain a variety of components. One of the major ones happens to be Hyaluronic Acid. While this may seem to be just another name of a chemical to most people, it is very important as it is naturally present in everybody.

In fact, it is a sugar which has a pretty big part to play in terms of the volume of the skin and its condition. Over time, the elasticity of the skin and how well it covers the underlying tissues reduce. When a dermal filler is injected, it provides a boost of this sugar, which helps fight off the effect of ageing, and quite successfully so.

The material that is injected through dermal filler is absorbed over the course of some months by the body. As a result of this, it is true that a person who has chosen dermal fillers to look younger will face a need to have this procedure done again every 10 months to a year. However, judging by the radically beneficial impact that shows almost immediately on the face, it can be said that going through the process again is something that a woman who has had dermal fillers before will think is surely worth it!

One of the biggest advantages of dermal fillers is the low risk factor associated with it, unlike other methods. It is considerably safer than surgeries, which can have their own potential complications and also have longer recovery times. Apart from waiting for some swelling to subside, there is negligible recovery time for dermal fillers. When there is so much in favour of it, why not give dermal fillers a shot? They not only fill one’s face, but also fills one with the exuberance that comes with looking younger!

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I am 59 yrs Male and due to skin problems caused by parthenium allergy which has now turned to photo dermatitis. My skin has become very dark. What is the remedy to lighten the skin. Pl advice.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
I am 59 yrs Male and due to skin problems caused by parthenium allergy which has now turned to photo dermatitis. My s...
If you have photo dermatitis, you first need to get it examined, then only treated. Based on the presentation, the medication varies. A difference in treatment on a blind approach can lead to adverse effects.
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Why my nose has plenty dark heads and my cheeks have black scar and I am age of 18 years .Please give me a solution for my problem.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
Dark head and black scars requires local and internal treatment, as these are due to varied causes, if interested let us know.
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Hi I am facing problem with dots on my face it looks some ugly will any one suggest me what I have to do (natural process)

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi I am facing problem with dots on my face it looks some ugly will any one suggest me what I have to do (natural pro...
Hello, take thuja 200 ch, 5 drops once in a week. Take r 60, 20 drops twice daily with water. Azadirachta 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert after 1 month.
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I am suffering from breast pain, as I consulted to our neighbouring doctors they said that, it is an hormonal variation & hence the pain occurs. But the pain is not stopped, what should I do further now?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
As you are only 16 years old, there is no chance that you r suffering from any major disease. It is common among your age group and is caused by hormonal changes. It will go after some time. In the mean time you should take pain killers. You will not need to show it to anyone for the same.
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I am suffering from skin problem. Sometimes in my body hair follicles bulge and left as dark marks. Wounds also come wtht any reason especially in back of my body including head. Kindly help me pls.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am suffering from skin problem. Sometimes in my body hair follicles bulge and left as dark marks. Wounds also come ...
Hello These conditions are very easy to treat, but you need a professional to tell you exactly what you need to do.
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I had chickenpox before 1 month it left some black spots on my face and it looks very bad can you please suggest Mme what to do for these.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I had chickenpox before 1 month it left some black spots on my face and it looks very bad can you please suggest Mme ...
To remove chicken pox marks follow these methods: * eat protein content food in your diet. Eat a bowl of cereal daily. Drink a glass of milk daily. * apply fresh aloe vera plant gel on your face for 2 to 3 minutes once in a week. * steam your face for 3 - 4 minutes once in a week. * do running and jogging exercise daily for 5 - 10 minutes. * do sarvangasan daily for 5 minutes under the supervision of yoga expert.
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Hello doctor my question is mere leg me bht share dark spots aa gaye h.give me some tips for remove this. What cream I used?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hello doctor my question is mere leg me bht share dark spots aa gaye h.give me some tips for remove this. What cream ...
Follow these best tips to lightens and remove the dark spots- 1. Take fuller, s earth (multani mitti) and sandalwood powder (chandan powder) mixed in same quantity mixed in water and apply on the mark in night and wash it after 1 hour. It will slowly removes the spots. 2. Take a piece of aloe vera. Apply gel of leaves on mark daily. Wash it after 30 minutes. 3. Crush one tomato and apply the paste on mark. It will remove the spots definitly. 4. Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark spots 2-3 times daily. 5. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- pineapple, strawberry regularly. 6. Avoid use of any cosmetic products. 7. Avoid continous long hours exposure of sunlight.
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Sir, from childhood in my all fore fingers (the ist part) outerside side there is a white batches in all 10 fingers appears it looks like lukeoderma type but not much whiter little white. What disease sir? whether any medicine or ointment is available sir. Kindly advise. i'm running 60 years and hands are lot wrinkles too.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
In view of your age it is difficult but may take chance, it is vitiligo. Avoid all milk based products, bakery products and non-veg food items 1- bakuchi powder 2 gm (half tea spoon) + yashtimadhu-jethimadh 2 gm + haldi 1 gm mixture take twice in a day with no 2 medicine 2- khadirarishta 15 ml + argvadharishta 10 ml with water twice after food 3- local application and gentle massage with shivtranil oil twice / thrice in a day and expose to sun light ( to get oil contact rani dullaiya pharmacy bhopal 0755-2696997) 4- continue all for three months give feed back after six weeks.
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Center of the anus it is due to some food allergic. I don't have any illness regards the same.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
Contact with ultrasound report till then take sootshekhar ras swarn yukta 125 mg BD panchsakar churna 50 gm + avipattikar churna 40 gm + karpad bhasm 10 gm + shankh bhasm 5 gm SAB KO MILAKAR 5 GM BD apply coconut oil.
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Hello. I have oily skin and pimple problem. Pimples also leave scar. Please tell me how to get rid if these pimples and scars, my skin epecially face has also got very tanned and dull please help me to get rid of this tanning and dullness.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
Apply daily masoor dal aata 5 gm, paste prepared in warm water. Consume fresh fruits and juices like carrot, grapes, anar etc, coconut water during day time in morning. If interested in over all advises like local and internal herbal preparations may inform.
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My aunt has dark circles by birth. Now my siblings are also getting dark circles? Medicines prescribed by dermatologists are useless. Please mention some homeopathic treatment of it?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My aunt has dark circles by birth. Now my siblings are also getting dark circles?
Medicines prescribed by dermatologi...
Dark circles are because of lack of nutrients....sleep and weakness...ao take proper nutrients and drink plenty of juices and sleep for atleast 7 hours a day...drink 7-8 glasses of water every day
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I am 25 year old my face is so oily and spots pimples holes so what can I do. Tell me.

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General Physician,
I am 25 year old my face is so oily and spots pimples holes so what can I do. Tell me.
This is over production of sebaceous gland this oiliness is not even on the face . You can apply coconut oil and get sunlight over the area and it will reduce the feeling of oil on face
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Sir, can you please tell me how I can take care of my skin in summer? Because my skin is very oily.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir, can you please tell me how I can take care of my skin in summer? Because my skin is very oily.
Homoeopathic medicine natrum mur 6x (dr reckeweg) chew 4 tabs 3 time daily apply cucumber daily in evenings for 1 hour apply lime juice daily morning on face for 15 minutes home remedy prepare a paste of multani mitti + 1 spoon turmeric powder +10 drops lime nd add raw milk to prepare a paste nd apply thi paste twice in a week 1. Apply proper sunscreen before going in sunlight 2. Drink 8-10 glass extra water daily 3. Exfoliate your skin atleast once a week 4. Take proper sleep in summers 5. Avoid oily food and concentrate on watery fruits like melons nd water melons 6. Properly moisturice your skin.
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I had gone through chicken pox in early 2013. Post then I skin and face has become tanned. How do I need to get rid off it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I had gone through chicken pox in early 2013. Post then I skin and face has become tanned. How do I need to get rid o...
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT AUCARE COMPLEXION DROPS ( WOLFE DIETRI) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. WHITENING CREAM ( BIOVALLEY)Apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night WHITENING SOAP ( BIOVALLEY ) Wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream SUNCARE CREAM ( BAKSON ) Apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap Tomato and Lemon Juice. These fruits have natural bleaching properties which greatly reduce and whitens black spot marks. To use, simply apply a small amount using a cotton applicator (Q-tip). Apply the juices on the dark spots only and avoid touching the surrounding skin especially if you have a darker complexion. You don't want to bleach the surrounding skin..
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