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Hirsutism

hirsutism

Hirsutism (HUR-soot-iz-um) is a condition of unwanted, male-pattern hair growth in women.

Hirsutism is the excessive hairiness on women in those parts of the body where terminal hair normally is absent or minimal, such as a beard, back or chest hair. It refers to a male pattern of body hair (androgenic hair) and it is therefore primarily of cosmetic and psychological concern. Related to the modern day hypertrichosis (werewolf syndrome) or the historical figure wild man.

Hirsutism is a medical sign rather than a disease and may be a sign of a more serious medical condition, especially if it develops well after puberty. The amount and location of the hair is measured by a Ferriman-Gallwey score.

 

 

What is Ferriman-Gallwey score
Symptoms of hirsutism Consult a doctor for Hirsutism
Causes of hirsutism Diagnosis and Tests of hirsutism
Risk factors of hirsutism Treatment for hirsutism
Complications of hirsutism Prevention of hirsutism

 


 

More Topics

Am I hirsute or just a little hairy-Self Assessment Self-perception: emotions and our hair
Hair Removal-Home Remedies

 

 


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirsutism

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/basics/causes/con-20028919

http://www.healthline.com/health/excessive-or-unwanted-hair-in-women#Overview1

http://www.womenshealthnetwork.com/skin-and-beauty/facial-hair.aspx

https://onlinedoctor.lloydspharmacy.com/uk/info/causes-of-excess-facial-hair

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/121038-overview

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