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What are some ways of dealing with hirsutism?

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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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