“What Is The Relationship Between PCOS And Facial Hair?”

PCOS is one of the most prevalent cause of unwanted hair growth on your face, which is medically known as hirsutism. Hirsutism is characterized by coarse, black hair on your face, chest, belly, back, upper arms, and upper legs. In polycystic ovary syndrome, your ovaries produce or release a large amount of androgen hormone. Androgen hormone is mostly responsible for male characteristics. Unfortunately, this hormone also leads to female-pattern hair loss called androgenic alopecia.

Immediate medical care is essential since delaying treatment complicates the condition and may have long-term health effects.

Androgen And Facial Hairs

Excessive unwanted face and body hair are often caused by an imbalance of androgens in your body. Males and women both tend to produce androgens, but men have much more significant amounts of biologically active androgens.

Those whose hair follicles are hormone-sensitive androgens may induce vellus hairs to turn into terminal hairs. Terminal hair is thicker, longer, darker, and coarser than vellus hair.

Androgen-sensitive hair growth regions are:

  • Inner thighs
  • Beard or chin area
  • Upper lip
  • Lower back
  • lower abdomen or belly

Causes Of Hirsutism

Some of the causes of Hirsutism are listed below:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Non-classical Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Menopause
  • Ovarian or Adrenal Tumors

Diagnoses

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