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Facial Hair Due To PCOS - Ways To Deal With It!

Facial Hair Due To PCOS - Ways To Deal With It!

Hirsutism is a medical condition in women in which they grow unwanted and male-pattern hair on areas of the body such as the face, back, and chest. This condition may develop because of extra male hormones known as androgens, mainly testosterone. It can also be genetic. This excess amount of androgen (virilization process) leads to Hirutism. Signs and symptoms of virilization include acne, voice deepening, and increase in muscle mass, balding, reduced breast size, and clitoris enlargement.

Causes -

There are a number of causes which lead to Hirsutism in women such as a tumor in the adrenal glands and ovaries, PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, certain medications for the treatment of endometriosis and depression, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, and Crushing Syndrome. Out of these causes of Hirsutism, PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is the most common.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, abbreviated as PCOS, is the most common disorder in sex hormones among women in their reproductive age. According to Ayurveda, disturbance in balancing three prominent elements, Kapha, Pitta, and Vata, leads to health and medical issues.


Recommendations -

There are a few changes which women can make in their eating habits and lifestyle for treating PCOS.

  • Terminate the consumption of smoking and alcohol.

  • Avoid junk food, oily food, and meat.

  • Avoid sugar as it increases Kapha, consume honey instead which helps in the reduction of Kapha.

  • Avoid using excessive contraceptives.

  • Have a balanced diet.

  • Exercise regularly but avoid heavy physical activities.

  • Maintain suitable body weight.

Take Away -

Hirsutism is a medical condition in females where they grow an unusual amount of hair on face, chest, and back like men. There is a number of causes for Hirsutism but the most common of them all is PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Ayurveda provides medications and treatments for PCOS with some changes in lifestyle and food habits.

Hi, I am 25 year old, female. I have lot many and visible facial hairs, I had heard that when we reach an age of 20+ it will get reduced, but now it has increased a lot, can someone suggest me how to get rid of it?

Hi, I am 25 year old, female.
I have lot many and visible facial hairs, I had heard that when we reach an age of 20+ ...
To balance your hormone, take deep acting safe and effective homeopathic medicine, it will certainty help you.
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Hi I am 25 years old .i am facing issue of acne + open pores + chin hair. Acne on forehead and both side part of my face except cheeks area (only sides).+ pores + oily skin. My medical history was bad from last 6 months (kidney stone. However I have taken treatment for it. But now acne and pores occur my face .i have a doubt that it might be due to hormonal changes. Coz I am facing issue of chin hair as well for which I took. Laser treatment but after few months it still reappears (6 sessions. My question is how would I know whether my hormones are balanced or not? If any tests required to detect hormonal imbalances pla mention all the tests name that I need to have to detect it. So that I can take a proper treatment to resolve it. Mainly I want to know the reason of acne and pores so that I can control it before taking any medicines or treatment. I want to knw reason behind it. Also I gt some tests name _ tsh/t3/t4 + prolactin + fasting insulin + fbs. All test reports are normal after discussing with gynecologist. Is there any additional tests to fins out hormonal imbalance. If no please suggest me what need to do next to clear my skin. Duration of acne: 6 months to 1 year parts affected from acne: face appearance of acne eruptions: others skin type: oily typical frequency of acne: all the time treatment taken so far: none.

Hi I am 25 years old .i am facing issue of acne + open pores + chin hair. Acne on forehead and both side part of my f...
No, one factor causes acne. Acne occurs when sebaceous (oil) glands attached to the hair follicles are stimulated at the time of puberty or due to other hormonal changes. Sebum (oil) is a natural substance that lubricates and protects the skin. Associated with increased oil production is a change in the manner in which the skin cells mature, predisposing them to plug the follicular pore. The plug can appear as a whitehead if it is covered by a thin layer of skin, or if exposed to the air, the darker exposed portion of the plug is called a "blackhead. The plugged hair follicle gradually enlarges, producing a bump. As the follicle enlarges, the wall may rupture, allowing irritating substances and normal skin bacteria access into the deeper layers of the skin, ultimately producing inflammation. Inflammation near the skin's surface produces a pustule; deeper inflammation results in a papule (pimple); if the inflammation is deeper still, it forms a cyst. Moreover most of the time it's difficult to pinpoint the cause.
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Hirsutism - What Can Cause It?

Hirsutism - What Can Cause It?

Women can find unwanted hair growth very embarrassing. This is especially true if she sports hair growth on her face. Excessive hair growth on a woman is also known as hirsutism. This differs from the usual fine 'peach fuzz' that covers the rest of the body. Such hair can be characterized as dark and coarse.

Hirsutism has a number of causes. Some of the most common reasons for this condition are:

1. Genes-
Hirsutism often runs in families. Thus if your mother or grandmother suffered from this skin condition, chances are that you may suffer from the same. This is most commonly seen in people from the Mediterranean region and south East Asia.

2. Hormones-
Hirsutism is also linked to an abnormally high level of male hormones like androgens in the body. This is usually seen in cases where women suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, Cushing's syndrome or tumors in the adrenal gland.

3. Medication-
A shift in hormone levels is also a common side effect of many types of medication. This is typically seen in drugs that include hormones such as anabolic steroids, drugs that spur hair growth and drugs that help with endometriosis

Facial hirsutism can be treated in a number of ways. Some of the ways to remove excess hair are:

4. Shaving-
This is an easy and quick way to remove unwanted skin. however, it may irritate the skin and with every shave, the hair growth may get coarser.

5. Bleaching-
This is a temporary solution for Hirsutism but may irritate the skin and does not suit dark skinned women.

6. Waxing-
When done regularly, waxing can reduce the amount of hair growth. However, this is a painful technique and can cause skin inflammation.

7. Laser hair treatment-
Compared to the above forms of hair removal, laser treatment can remove hair for the longest period of time. However, this is not a permanent solution and can have side effects like the lightening or darkening of the skin.

8. Electrolysis-
This is a permanent solution to hirsutism. It can require several sittings and may also lead to scarring or changes in skin color.

9. Medication-
Prescription drugs can also change the way hair grows on the body. However, if you stop using this medication the hair growth with go back to its original form. Birth control pills and anti-androgen blockers are the most common form of prescription drugs used to treat hirsutism.
 

I have 5-6 hairs on my chin and unwanted hairs .wht does it mean how can I remove it scientifically without plucking bcz after pluckibg it in growth.

I have 5-6 hairs on my chin and unwanted hairs .wht does it mean how can I remove it scientifically without plucking ...
It can be because of hormonal imbalance related mostly to pcod. It can be cured by homoeopathic treatment. You can consult me at Lybrate. Till then take oleum jacoris 3x.
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Hello doctors I beg you please tell me some of the ways to grow beard on face at least thin black hairs on cheeks using any oil please help.

Hello doctors
I beg you please tell me some of the ways to grow beard on face at least thin black hairs on cheeks usi...
Not all men find it easy to grow a beard/moustache. The rate of growth of facial hair mainly depends on your genetics. You can’t change the genetic makeup but certain things can be done to speed up the growth rate to the maximum potential. Coconut oil massage is one of the ways in which you can increase the growth of facial hair. Combine coconut oil with rosemary oil (10 parts coconut oil with 1 part rosemary oil). Apply the mixture to the face with the help of a cotton ball. Rinse with cool water after about 15 minutes. Do these thrice a week for best results. Amla (the indian gooseberry) can stimulate the growth of facial hair. You can use it alone or combine it with mustard leaves. Massage amla oil onto your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing it using cold water. Grind a few mustard leaves into a paste and mix it with a few drops of amla oil and use it in the same way. Or you can try this. Mix one teaspoonful of ground cinnamon bark with two teaspoonfuls of lemon juice. Apply the mixture over the face and then rinse with cold water after 20 minutes. Use this remedy about twice a week for good results. Combine eucalyptus oil with any carrier oil (olive oil or sesame oil). Mix the two and massage it onto the facial skin. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes before rinsing with cold water. When skin is moisturized, there is a better environment for facial hair to grow quickly. Moreover, there shouldn’t be oil, dirt and dead skin that hampers your hair follicles to breakthrough. Your facial hair grows much faster when your face is consistently kept clean and moisturised. The two crucial nutrients key to promote healthy, fast hair growth (including facial hair growth) are proteins and saturated fat. Incorporate healthy sources of protein (such as beans and fish) and saturated fat (eggs and animal fat) to promote facial hair growth. Exercising regularly improves blood circulation which is the key to stimulating hair growth. Physical activity aid nutrients reach the hair follicles in your face. Take out 20 minutes for exercise every day as it can make a big difference. You need the balance of vitamins a, c, and e in order to promote facial hair growth. This help maintains your follicles and sebum and improves circulation to create a better environment for the beard to grow.
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Excessive Facial Hair (Hirsutism) - What To Do?

Excessive Facial Hair (Hirsutism) - What To Do?

Women can find unwanted hair growth very embarrassing. This is especially true if she sports hair growth on her face. Excessive hair growth on a woman is also known as hirsutism. This differs from the usual fine 'peach fuzz' that covers the rest of the body. Such hair can be characterized as dark and coarse.

Hirsutism has a number of causes. Some of the most common reasons for this condition are:

Genes

Hirsutism often runs in families. Thus if your mother or grandmother suffered from this skin condition, chances are that you may suffer from the same. This is most commonly seen in people from the Mediterranean region and south East Asia.

Hormones

Hirsutism is also linked to an abnormally high level of male hormones like androgens in the body. This is usually seen in cases where women suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, Cushings syndrome or tumors in the adrenal gland.

Medication

A shift in hormone levels is also a common side effect of many types of medication. This is typically seen in drugs that include hormones such as anabolic steroids, drugs that spur hair growth and drugs that help with endometriosis

Facial hirsutism can be treated in a number of ways. Some of the ways to remove excess hair are:

Shaving

This is an easy and quick way to remove unwanted skin. however, it may irritate the skin and with every shave, the hair growth may get coarser.

Bleaching

This is a temporary solution for Hirsutism but may irritate the skin and does not suit dark skinned women.

Waxing

When done regularly, waxing can reduce the amount of hair growth. However, this is a painful technique and can cause skin inflammation.

Laser hair treatment

Compared to the above forms of hair removal, laser treatment can remove hair for the longest period of time. However, this is not a permanent solution and can have side effects like the lightening or darkening of skin.

Electrolysis

This is permanent solution to hirsutism. It can require several sittings and may also lead to scarring or changes in skin colour.

Medication

Prescription drugs can also change the way hair grows on the body. However, if you stop using this medication the hair growth with go back to its original form. Birth control pills and anti androgen blockers are the most common form of prescription drugs used to treat hirsutism.
 

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Hair On Face - How To Manage It?

Hair On Face - How To Manage It?

Though most may not admit, all women have hair on their face and body. It is often masked by home remedies or clever makeup tricks or frequent visits to the beauty salon. If you see a sudden spike in coarse or dark hair, especially on your face, it can be an embarrassing social condition.  Here are some insights into the condition and what you can do to get rid of it.

Blame it on your hormones:

In most cases, you can easily blame this condition on your hormones. Male hormones called androgens are responsible for the development of certain 'manly' features like deepening of voice or production of sperm. And the one hormone behind all this is called testosterone.

But women produce testosterone too- albeit in smaller quantities. If, for some reason, this hormone's level increases in women, it leads to increased sex drive, irregular menstrual cycle and yes, excessive facial and body hair.

One of the main causes of high levels of male sex hormones in premenopausal women is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a condition which causes cysts to grow around the edge of the ovaries (the organs which produce eggs and sex hormones).  PCOS also results in excessive hair growth, acne and weight gain.

Some women are stuck with this condition in the postmenopause stage too, when the hormonal imbalance fails to rectify itself after menopause has passed.

Besides blaming it all on the hormones, here are some other causes you can explore:  

a)        Being obese (weight gain is a side effect of PCOS too, so this is a slightly tricky one)
b)        Side effects of blood pressure medication
c)        Hereditary condition: Blame your genes
d)      Cushing's Syndrome or Acromegaly - rare hormonal disorders
e)        An Ovarian tumor

Treatment

Usually, cosmetic remedies are enough to get rid of unwanted or excess hair. So you may not have to go out of your way to handle this problem unless you have a special case. Most cases can be treated with

a)        Shaving: Not the most womanly thing to do, but it is quick and easy. Mind the stubble between the shaves
b)        Waxing: This is a pretty much standard procedure
c)        Bleaching: Can work for areas you don't want to shave
d)        Hair removal creams: Try and test out to see which one suits you
e)        Laser treatment: A powerful beam of single colour light is used to destroy the hair from its root

If you are not sure what to do with an excessive facial hair problem, consult our experts today for a quick and easy remedy.

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Hi Sir, I am having a so much hair on the penis, back side and underarms so what should I do to not growth of hair (never) on this parts of the body?

Hi Sir, I am having a so much hair on the penis, back side and underarms so what should I do to not growth of hair (n...
You can remove the hairs by hair removing cream for the soft-skinned area like the genital area, certain amount of hair is necessary or is the part of our biology and you cannot be without hair forever.
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