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Excess Facial Hair And Thyroid
Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more
Hi! I am 31/F. Putting on weight and have trouble with coarse facial hair. My thyroid is normal. Is it possible I have PCOS?
PCOS: Main reason for putting on weight is that you are eating more than you are burning. Recommend you get loseit or fitness pal and track calories in and burned daily for a week or two and then adjust calories in to get to goal you want. ...Read more
Dear Sir or Madam, I have hypothyroidism. How often should my thyroid levels be checked? Does hypothyroidism cause facial hair growth? Thank you.
Levels: If you're newly diagnosed and started on thyroid replacement therapy, your TSH and free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels need to be checked every 6 weeks until your levels are in the desired range. Once they are in the desired range then maintenance levels can be checked once every several months or so or sooner if you have persistent symptoms. Hypothyroidism tends to cause one to lose hair rather than growth. ...Read more
I'm 30 and have been developing symptoms that make me think I'm experiencing premature menopause or a thyroid complication. Hot flashes (since around age 23 or 24) acne far worse than as a teen (since late 20's) quite a bit of facial hair growth (since la
Thirty: Thirty would be extremely young fo rmenopause. I am glad that you have had testing performed by your physician and endocrinologist. It may be helpful to keep a log of your symptoms and review them with your physician or specialist in the future so that they are aware of all of your symptoms. ...Read more
Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.
Tired, diagnosis insomnia, losing hair, facial hair, TSH and other labs normal (no T3 (liothyronine) or 4 ran) seeing sleep & derm. What could it be? Thyroid issues in fam
Meds: Weight management, exercise, hormonal treatment and medications. ...Read more
How to deal with facial hair! I have so many hair on my entire face cheeks, upperlip, sideburn, between brows, chin nd neck. How to get rid of them all?
What to do if I've got a lot of hair on my upper lip. I don't like it. I want to shave it but I don't have any facial hair on my cheeks or neck. What should I do?
Depends on the cause:
It depends on the cause of excessive facialhair, in females it is called hirsutism. Hirsutism can be caused by1 cuushing syndrome due to adrenals producing excess cortisol 2genetic masculising 3 polycyctic ovarian syndrome.
There is treatments available like laser haor rmoval which is very effective, electrolysis. ...Read more
This is serious: Especially if your periods are irregular, this is serious business and your physician needs to be your guide. The oral contraceptive pill may be right for you, and not just for birth control, but for other health benefits. In the meantime, a laser or electrolysis Rx can end the facial hair troubles. ...Read more
Depends on the drug?: Hirsutism is a term used to describe increased hair growth in women where hair doesn't usually grow like the jaw/back/abdomen. This can be associated with drugs, most commonly drugs with androgen activity like steroids, danazol, progestens, methyldopa, etc. Can be a sign of an underlying hormone disorder associated with disease like obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovary, or a hormone releasing tumor. ...Read more
Why do some women have excessive body and facial hair? I also will go months sometimes without a period.
Possible PCOS.: Some women suffer from a condition called pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome which is a spectrum of issues from excessive body and facial hair to menstrual irregularity to truncal obesity and even Insulin resistance. Get checked out by your gynecologist so that tests can be run to ensure that medication is not called for. ...Read more
I have a teenage daughter who has excessive facial hair she shaves and it leaving bumps everywhere what can I do I also have some onmy chin?
Excessive facial hair can be due to hormonal irregulation. You need to, first, see your pediatrician to rule out adrenal associated problems and/ or polycystic ovarian disease. Morbid obesity also causes such problems.
Laser hair removal is an option. It does not cause hair folliculitis (like shaving does) and after 4-6 sessions, it permanently solves the problem. If an etiology, treat that 1st. ...Read more
Hi, I m srinu, 30yrs, male. I have excess facial hair extending toward front side of my face which I want to restrict to sides of my face. Please sugge?
Facial hair: There is a prescription called vaniqua that slows the growth of hair. Thus, you would not have to shave, wax or pluck as often. The best treatment to remove hair is with the hair laser. However this may take between 5-10 treatments which is not covered by insurance. The laser only works with black or brown hair not blond or grey. ...Read more
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more