Body hair, everybody has it. It is conventionally considered normal for women to have fine hair all over their body, including the face. But few females notice unwanted male-pattern hair growth on their body, especially face, chest, and back. This medical condition is popularly referred to as Hirsutism that results from excessive production of male hormones, called androgens, in the body. Hirsutism is the presence of needless body hair in women, on body parts where normally hair is absent or negligible.

Normal hair growth patterns and distribution is determined mostly by family background and varies widely among individuals. Women have fine, faintly visible fair hair on body areas such as the face, chest, back, hands, or legs. Due to the extra amount of male hormones in females, heavy hair growth occurs with coarse hair in certain areas of the woman’s body like moustache and beard areas. Statistics reveal that 5 to 10 percent of women of reproductive age are affected by the condition of hirsutism. For women, the male pattern of hair growth on the body often results in distress and a lack of confidence. It affects the personality and body of a woman.

What are the causes of Hirsutism?

Causes of hirsutism vary widely from individual to individual and in certain cases it becomes impossible to find the exact reasons for this condition. I am listing below a few conditions that are recognized as the main causal factors of hirsutism:

  • Women produce both female (estrogen & progesterone) and male (androgen) hormones in their bodies. However, if the androgen’s level raises beyond normal value in a woman, this leads to the condition of hirsutism.
  • High levels of insulin in women.
  • The most common factor in women is ovarian cysts like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
  • Excessive intake of certain medications, such as anabolic steroids, minoxidil, and phenytoin.
  • Some existing serious medical condition, such as adrenal gland tumors.
  • Some congenital problems affecting steroid metabolism.
  • Hormonal imbalance due to menopause or pregnancy.
  • Hereditary factor, race, and ethnicity.
  • Obesity leads to the production of more male hormones.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Hirsuitism

The main symptom of hirsutism is significant hair growth in certain areas of the body, such as the upper lip, chin, beard area, chest, shoulders, lower abdomen, and back. I have outlined below a few more signs of the development of hirsutism in women other than extreme hair growth:

  • Baldness or excessive hair loss from the scalp
  • Reduced breast size
  • Oily skin or acne
  • Increase in size of the clitoris
  • Development of certain male physical characteristics, such as muscle bulk or a deeper voice
  • The disappearance of feminine body structure
  • Irregularity in the menstrual cycle

Is Homeopathy treatment effective for Hirsutism?

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Homeopathy is a medical system that follows a holistic approach. Homeopathy treatments are designed focusing on patients in totality, as distinct persons and medicines are prescribed after careful case analysis on an individual basis. Family history, patient’s past clinical history, physical and mental make-up, all factors are minutely examined before deciding a suitable homeopathic remedy for a patient.

Homeopathy treats the problem from its root cause and hence chances of recurrence are minimal. A well-chosen homeopathic treatment plan given by a professional homeopath can restore the hormonal imbalance of the patient and stimulates normal functions of the glands. Homeopathy offers a safe and effective solution for the hirsutism (by focussing on the treatment of its underlying cause) problem with no side effects on the body.

Homeopathy remedies for Hirsutism

Thyroidinum: 

This homeopathic remedy treats ailments related to the thyroid. Thyroid dysfunction may lead to developmnt of hirsutism in women. This medicine subsides symptoms of hirsutism that occur due to existing thyroid disorders. It is completely safe to use with no side effects.

Corticotrophinum (ACTH):

This drug reduces virility attributes in women and limits the excessive growth of hair in unwanted parts of the body. This also helps in regulating menstrual cycles in females.

Sepia:

This medication is quite effective for hirsutism conditions caused due to hormonal imbalance during menopause. It helps in relieving stress and is also good for treating anxiety, mood swings, and depression. It aids in correcting hormonal imbalance.

Apis Mellifica:

It is good medicine to cure certain skin ailments and other symptoms of hirsutism. It helps in reducing puffiness and acne on the face.

Baryta Carb:

It is beneficial in reducing baldness or extreme hair loss caused due to hirsutism in females. It helps in making hair healthy.

Ignatia:

It is a homeopathic drug that helps in regulating menses in females. It also reduces stress and manages mood changes. It is especially useful if there is history of grief or significant stress prior to the development of disease condition like PCOS leading to hirsuitism.

Calcarea Carbonica:

It works on the whole body. It helps in regulating body metabolism and reduces inflammation of the glands, reduces body fat in females that are fat and indolent.

Thuja:

This homeopathic medicine treats acne on the face, back, or neck and other skin problems that occurred due to hirsutism. It is one of the best homeopathic remedies for the treatment of unwanted body hairs in females.

Folliculinum:

This homeopathic remedy is made from ovarian follicles and helps in stimulating normal functions of female reproductive organs. It helps in regulating the production of the right amount of female and male hormones in the body. It is natural and hence safe to use.

Oleum Jecoris Aselli:

It is a multipurpose homeopathic medicine that is used to treat unwanted hair growth on the face of women. It helps in bringing hormone levels to a normal level and regulates female sex organs.

 

How can you prevent hirsutism?

  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Keep your weight in control
  • Do regular exercise
  • Avoid unnecessary medications and treatments
  • Meditate to de-stress
  • Avoid refined and junk food. Eat antioxidant foods

 

It is really hard to manage hirsutism, but with proper care and treatment, you can overcome and subside its symptoms. With the wonders of homeopathy, you can effectively cure hirsutism. We, at the Asha Homeopathy Clinic, have a team of professional doctors who take care of all patients and provide expert guidance for all conditions. You can contact our clinic in person or take consultation online by booking an appointment on our website. We are available at your service and guide you on how homeopathy remedies can be useful for you in healing your medical condition.