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Do Hormones Cause Excess Hair Growth in Women?

The answer is yes.  Although hormone imbalance is one of the reasons many women have facial hair, it is not the only culprit.  Other factors that can influence hair growth include: ethnicity, heredity, normal biological changes, medications, endocrine disorders, insulin resistance and obesity.

” Why me?”, and “Is there something wrong with me?” are questions that I am frequently asked by women who come to me for hair removal.  The first thing you need to know is that you are not alone and there is “always” an answer no matter what you have been told in the past.

While searching the internet for articles relating to this topic, I came across an interesting article written by Dr. Geoffrey Redmond, an Endocrinologist who specializes in female hormone problems.  Dr. Redmond has helped thousands of women control this disorder.  In his article Dr. Redmond talks in detail about some of the following topics :

  • How much hair is considered normal?
  • What  do the terms hirsuitism and hypertrichosis mean?
  • What  is the difference between the two?
  • How is it possible for hormone levels to come back normal, but to have so much hair?
  • What lab test can be done to test  hormone levels?
  • What permanent hair removal options are available.

To read the article, click here at  I am confident that once you have read this article, you will have a better understanding of this issue and the knowledge to go forth and discuss any concerns you may  have with your doctor or health care provider.

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