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Is hirsutism dangerous?

Is hirsutism dangerous?

Not by itself: Hirsuitism is not dangerous, but you may want to ask your doctor why. For example, a hormonal or thyroid problem may need treatment. Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is another example - the hirsuitism it can cause is not in itself dangerous, but associated findings like weight gain and high sugars are. Ask your doctor; they may choose to run some tests to be sure. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat hirsutism?

Yes: There are several ways to treat hirsutism. It would be best for you to see a reproductive endocrinologist. They are the ones that can treat it properly. The program at uofl is excellent. ...Read more

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What to do if I suffered from hirsutism?

Find cause and treat: Hirsutism, excess body hair in women, is a common but treatable condition. A lot of times it runs in families and is characterized as familial or there is no identifiable cause in which case it's called idiopathic hirsutism. Simple tests and rarely more elaborate tests are required to eliminate a more ominous cause. It can be treated with long term oral medication (s) and/or topical treatment (s). ...Read more

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Could chronic stress cause hirsutism?

Maybe....: It could be an unusual cause, but there are many other more likely conditions to rule out first. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is alternative cure for hirsutism?

It depends: If the hirsutism is caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), you can consider pregnitude, a new, all-natural supplement for correcting hormone imbalances found in women with pcos. You can check it out at www. Pregnitude. Com and tell them dr. Scott roseff sent you! ...Read more

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Why there's hirsutism in cushing's syndrome?

Adrenal androgens: When the adrenals are stimulated, they make cortisol, but also androgens, like DHEA-S, which causes hirsutism in women. ...Read more

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Is there a link between melatonin and hirsutism?

No.: Hi. Interesting question (not sure what prompted it), but no, no known relationship between melatonin and hirsutism. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting hirsutism from stressing too much?

Hirsutism: Stressing too much is unlikely to result in hirsutism but I would strongly recommend that you discuss this with your doctor. You need to see him/her to discuss both your stress and your hirsutism ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hirsutism in womeny?

Underlying cause: The first line is to treat the underlying cause: polycystic ovarian syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia are 2 common disorders that include hirsutism. Idiopathic hirsutism (without underlying cause) is treated with a combined approach, which can include birth control pills, anti-androgenic oral drugs, and sometimes tweezing, shaving or electrolysis. ...Read more

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What is hirsutism?

What is hirsutism?

Unwanted hair: Noted in females, hirsutism is the presence of excessive hair stimulated by androgens. Typical locations may include: lower back, bottocks, upper thighs, belly, chest, face, and neck. ...Read more

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Can hirsutism be dangerous?

Can hirsutism be dangerous?

Depends on the cause: If the hirsutism is caused by an adrenal mass, then it's more dangerous. If it's caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome, then it will impact your life but not necessarily kill you. The most important thing is to find out the cause of the hirsutism. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hirsutism?

Can you tell me about hirsutism?

Too Much Hair: Hirsutism is a condition in which a person has too much body hair. Normal hair amounts vary considerably from one person to another, so the best people to compare yourself to are family members. If you have much more hair, or hair in multiple areas that other family members do not, that would be considered hirsutism. If hirsutism is present.. . ...Read more

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What are ways of coping with hirsutism?

What are ways of coping with hirsutism?

Hirsutism: Local treatment -- waxing, shaving, laser. Medical evaluation and therapy -- see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are natural ways to treat hirsutism?

What are natural ways to treat hirsutism?

It kind of depends.: It depends on the cause of and severity of hirsutism. For women with mild hirsutism due to pcos, a new product was just launched that helps. It's all natural and is a derivative of substances in the vitamin b family. It's called pregnitude (www. Pregnitude. Com). See a qualified reproductive endocrinologist who can discuss other options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with hirsutism?

Hirsutism: Some techniques are laser hair removal, waxing, shaving. Some medications are oral contraceptives, aldactone, (spironolactone) finasteride, metformin. Best reported medication is Flutamide as 250 mg. Twice daily, taken for 1 year. Ask your doctor about these. ...Read more

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What can you do about hirsutism for a women?

What can you do about hirsutism for a women?

Hirsutism woman: See if it runs in family first. If so see how they have treated it. If not get more testing to find out cause. ...Read more

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What are the medicines that reduce hirsutism?

What are the medicines that reduce hirsutism?

Hirsutism: The old standard, but still a good drug, is spironolactone (aldactone); newer drugs for hirsutism are Finasteride and flutamide. ...Read more

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What are some ways of dealing with hirsutism?

What are some ways of dealing with hirsutism?

Depends on cause: Hirsutism, or excessive hair growth, may be caused by genetic/ethnic factors, and/or certain hormonal disorders. Topical treatments (shaving, waxing, plucking, laser, creams) may control hair growth. Diagnosing and then treating underlying hormonal problem (too much male hormones from ovaries or adrenals) may also help. There are rx pills that also decrease male hormone levels and effects. ...Read more

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What should you use for hirsutism in smokers?

Multiple options: There are many different hormonal ways to treat hirsutism (spironolactone, finasteride, flutamide). In certain women with pcos metformin may have benefits. And laser hair removal/electrolysis may also be useful. It depends on the individual circumstance. It would be preferable to stay away from birth control pills. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to manage hirsutism?

It depends: If the hirsutism is caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), you can consider pregnitude, a new, all-natural supplement for correcting hormone imbalances found in women with pcos. You can check it out at www. Pregnitude. Com and tell them dr. Scott roseff sent you! ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do about hirsutism for women?

Please tell me what to do about hirsutism for women?

Too long an answer..: ...for 400 characters. How long has it been present? Are your periods regular vs. Irregular or absent? Any deepening of the voice, clitoral enlargement, balding, or acne? If so, what's the time course? May be one or more of the following: genetics, polycystic ovarian syndrome, non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome, tumors of the ovaries or adrenals, partner's testo Rx ...Read more

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I have hirsutism, does anyone know any ways to deal with it?

I have hirsutism, does anyone know any ways to deal with it?

Underlying cause: The first line is to treat the underlying cause: polycystic ovarian syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia are 2 common disorders that include hirsutism. Idiopathic hirsutism (without underlying cause) is treated with a combined approach, which can include birth control pills, anti-androgenic oral drugs, and sometimes tweezing, shaving or electrolysis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has suffered from hirsutism?

Improvement: Hirsutism is a chronic condition but it usually gets exacerbated in certain hormonally changing life periods like adolescence and menopause. A woman needs to be treated with pills, electrolysis, or laser as early as possible after diagnosis and for as long as the treatment is well tolerated and effective. If there is an underlying hormonal imbalance it needs to be corrected as it tends to persist. ...Read more

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Can I use flutamide against hirsutism?

Can I use flutamide against hirsutism?

Yes, but....: Flutamide is an anti-androgen, meaning that it interferes with or inhibits the actions of androgens (male hormones) and, therefore can be effective in the treatment of hirsutism. However, it also has more potential side effects and toxicity and generally is no more effective than another anti-androgen called spironolactone, which is the more widely used anti-androgen in the U.S. ...Read more

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Please tell me can diane-35 help with hirsutism?

Yes, it does.: This pill is an oral contraceptive so it carries a risk for blood clotting. Like any contraceptive it would suppress the pituitary's LH production which in turn reduces the production of testosterone in the ovaries. Besides ethinylestradiol, as its progestin it contains cyproterone acetate which is an androgen receptor antagonist and has anti androgen effect desirable in a woman with hirsutism. ...Read more

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Hirsutism-how long will I have to take spironolactone?

Hirsutism-how long will I have to take spironolactone?

9 months, longer: As long as you want and your doctor agrees, but spironolactone doesn't really work well until you've taken it 9 months to a year. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for women diagnosed with hirsutism?

Talk to doctor: First it would be important to determine why you have hirsutism as there are a number of different causes with the most common being PCOS. First treatment would be oral contraceptives but it would depend on your risk factors, if you smoke, your age and medical history. There are other medication and dermatologist procedures that be considered. Best to talk to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the most common form of treatment for women with hirsutism?

Topical and hormonal: Hirsutism, or excessive hair growth, may be caused by genetic/ethnic factors, and/or certain hormonal disorders. Topical treatments (shaving, waxing, plucking, creams) may help. Need to also diagnose and treat hormonal problem (too much male hormones or androgens from ovaries or adrenals). This may mean surgery to remove tumors, or making lifestyle change in pcos, or meds to lower androgen level. ...Read more

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To what degree does a hysterectomy and oophorectomy influence hirsutism?

To what degree does a hysterectomy and oophorectomy influence hirsutism?

None, usually.: Unless you have a rare ovarian tumor that makes male hormones, usually a hyst and oophorectomy don't influence hirsutism. Some women on estrogen only hormone replacement will increase their blood levels of shbg (sex-hormone binding globulin) enough to decrease the free levels of androgens in the blood, so they might notice some decrease over several months. ...Read more

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I suffer from hirsutism. There are methods that eliminate the hair forever?

I suffer from hirsutism. There are methods that eliminate the hair forever?

Laser hair removal: Techniques for removing hair include: shaving, electrolysis, chemical depilatory, waxing, laser.. However remember that laser hair removal can be permanent so be sure that you won't want to change your mind. There are many different types of lasers each effective at a specific thing. Check to be sure that the laser is one that is fda approved for hair removal. Laser works best with dark hairs. ...Read more