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Doctor insights on: Why Do Post Menopausal Women Get More Body Hair

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How come menopausal woman lose body hair?

How come menopausal woman lose body hair?

Menopausal Hair Loss: 75 percent of menopausal women suffer from female pattern hair loss. Menopausal women with this condition often see extensive hair loss from the top of their head. They also might notice that individual strands of hair become smaller in diameter, which increases the appearance of excessive hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Yes: Menopause also causes lower testosterone levels which affect your body hair. Testosterone is produced in the ovaries (which are no longer working in menopause) & in the adrenal glands which slow down with age as well. ...Read more

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What would cause less than normal body hair in women?

What would cause less than normal body hair in women?

Hair Variation: Biologically speaking, there are variations in the amount and patterns of hair among different ethnic groups. Lighter-skinned individuals with middle eastern, european, mediterranean, or south asian ancestries are more likely to have heavier concentrations of hair in wider patterns, while darker-skinned individuals with native american, african, or other asian ancestries typically have less hair. ...Read more

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What would cause body hair to be less all of a sudden? In men or women

What would cause body hair to be less all of a sudden? In men or women

Stress?: Stress is thought to be a factor, but other possibilities would include an auto-immune disorder, hormonal cause, or chemical (posioning/chemo) causes. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of sudden loss of facial and body hair on women?

Alopecia Areata: The most common cause of sudden hair loss is called alopecia areata. This condition is unknown cause, but it is thought to be a temporary immune reaction against one's own hair follicles. Often seen in children in the spotty variant is known as alopecia areata. If the spots are everywhere it is known as alopecia totals. It is necessary to see a dermatologist for this diagnosis to be made correctly. ...Read more

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How can I permanently get rid of body hair?

How can I permanently get rid of body hair?

It's your choice: Laser treatment or electrolysis are both great. Be sure this is what you want. Different people, and different possible partners, have different preferences. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old female I have worst body hair. I am facing this problem for 4 years. I didn't have this problem from my puberty. This depresses me.

I am 22 years old female I have worst body hair. I am facing this problem for 4 years. I didn't have this problem from my puberty. This depresses me.

Ask your: Doctor for a referral to an endocrinologist, who can proceed with whatever workup and evaluation you need. Obesity and PCOS are common, but other potential causes also need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of body hair permanently?

Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair. ...Read more

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How should I permanently get rid of excess body hair?

Laser: Laser treatments are probably the most effective. These can be expensive. See a dermatologist for details. ...Read more

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Too much body hair because of pcos. Help how can I get rid of this?

Too much body hair because of pcos. Help how can I get rid of this?

PCOS and hair: Patients with pcos may have thicker and more persistent hair growth. Therefore, you may use medications to treat the symptoms. Laser hair removal may help as well but it may take more treatments to achieve the desired results. Moreover, there are no long term studies evaluating the long-term effects of laser hair removal in pcos patients. ...Read more

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How do women remove all their body hair without scarring, color changes or stubble? Kim kardashian has mediterranean ethnicity, but looks very smooth.

How do women remove all their body hair without scarring, color changes or stubble? Kim kardashian has mediterranean ethnicity, but looks very smooth.

Technology....: Laser hair removal/reduction works great. The newer lasers can target all skin types colors... But is most successful on that mediterranean skin...Paler skin with dark hair. Seek out an aesthetic laser company and go in for an evaluation of your skin:hair type! Good luck! :). ...Read more

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How to get rid/reduce body hair, can you help me?

How to get rid/reduce body hair, can you help me?

Manscaping: Trusting you're a male naturally "blessed" with a lot of body hair. Most other men are at least a little bit jealous, and many hairy guys love it, but it's your choice (and your partner's, if you've got somebody). There's a whole culture of "manscaping" with trimming and even styling of body hair. Shaving, waxing, and (if you're sure) electrolysis are all options for you. ...Read more

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What can I use over-the-counter to get rid of body hair?

Head to the store...: The answer really depends on where the hair is... just head out to your local drug store and check out the "hair removal aisle". They will have an abundance of razors, wax, depilatory creams - find one that is specific for the area of your concern. ...Read more

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How can I feel confident as a woman with excess body hair?

What do you ask?: Please forgive my frankness. The world is not fair, and cosmetic defects are both personal and professional liabilities. In many (most?) cultures, a masculine pattern of body hair on a woman is a strong negative. It's cruel to tell a person to "be confident" rather than deal with the situation. See about electrolysis or laser Rx. These should be cheap and easily available. ...Read more

Body Hair (Definition)

Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more