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Hirsutism: Facts

Facts About Hirsutism

  • Excess hair in women in the male pattern is known as hirsutism.
  • Hirsutism is normally caused by excess male hormones in a woman, or by abnormal reaction to male hormones.
  • Anti-androgen drugs can treat the hormonal disorder. You need to consult your doctor.
  • Losing weight may sometimes improve the condition.
  • Hirsutism may be hereditary.
  • As women grow older, they develop excess hair without excess hormones.
  • Women in some races have excess hair without having any underlying medical condition.
  • Some medicines may cause hirsutism.

  • Article created on: August 15, 2006

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