Dealing with excessive hair growth?

Excessive hair growth for women in areas in which men usually have hair (face, chest, neck, or stomach) is called hirsutism. This typically indicates you have more male hormones (androgens) than you should.

This condition is actually pretty common, and it’s usually pretty easy to overcome.

I personally think the best way to overcome any condition is to determine the root cause of your issue.

What can cause excessive hair growth on the face and body?

PCOS

The most common cause of hirsutism in women is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a disorder that is characterized by high androgen levels.

Being overweight

Carrying around excess fat is associated with high levels of free testosterone in women and may contribute to hirsutism. Excess fat specifically in the abdominal region can result in insulin resistance (which inevitably enhances androgen production)

Medications

Anabolic steroids, birth control pills with progesterone, high blood pressure medications and anti-inflammatory medications can increase androgen levels in women.

Hormonal changes

This can happen during puberty, pregnancy, or during menopause.

Adrenal disorders

Adrenal or pituitary gland disorders that cause the over production of male hormones can be responsible for excessive hair.

By addressing and resolving the above issue that pertains to you, you will likely see a drastic decrease in excessive hair growth.

Consuming spearmint tea (twice daily) has an “anti-androgenic” effect which may be helpful.

If you are looking for a guide to follow that focuses on overall hormonal balance, I highly recommend checking out “The Hormone Reboot – Hormonal Acne” in the guide section of my website.

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