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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Help please! is excess hair in woman a sign of thyroid illness?

Help please! is excess hair in woman a sign of thyroid illness?

Usually not : Other endocrine disorders like pcos or cah, for example, are often associated with hirsutism. Thyroid disease can be associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Emily Altman
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Excess Hair (Definition)

Hirsutism is a clinical finding in which there is abnormal growth of facial hair. This can occur anorexia ...Read more