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

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics

In brief: Hirsutism

This condition of excessive hair growth in women is usually due to cultural factors or hyperandrogenism - too much male-type hormone.
All women have some androgen ie pubic and axillary hair, body odor, acne, oily skin, hair loss. In women with excessive amounts, an endocrinologist can best guide treatment once a diagnosis is made. The key is to find the gland responsible for overproduction.

In brief: Hirsutism

This condition of excessive hair growth in women is usually due to cultural factors or hyperandrogenism - too much male-type hormone.
All women have some androgen ie pubic and axillary hair, body odor, acne, oily skin, hair loss. In women with excessive amounts, an endocrinologist can best guide treatment once a diagnosis is made. The key is to find the gland responsible for overproduction.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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