Back to Health A to Z. Hirsutism is where women have thick, dark hair on their face, neck, chest, tummy, lower back, buttocks or thighs. See a GP if it's a problem for you.
Vellus hair is that short, soft, nearly not-there hair children and women have. Who gets what re: facial hair is determined mostly by our hormones. More estrogen gets you the finer, softer, lighter stuff.
Women, are you plagued with hairs on your chinny, chin, chin? You know, those pesky curly hairs that seem to appear from nowhere and make you feel like a chia pet. Does the hair growth seem to coincide with a change in your weight?
Hirsutism is a common condition in which a person develops an excessive growth of hair. Although this condition can cause much distress, it can be treated. In many cases, the exact cause of hirsutism is not known. However, there are several conditions that are known to cause hirsutism.
Although this condition has not received much publicity, it impacts many young women. The most common symptoms are irregular periods, weight gain, acne, and excess facial and body hair. The severity of the symptoms as well as the prognosis for lifelong implications such as type 2 diabetes, infertility, and cardiovascular disease varies among teen girls and young women.
Skip navigation! Story from Wellness. According to the NHSit is estimated that 1 in 5 women in the UK have polycystic ovary syndrome PCOSa gynecological condition that prevents the ovaries from working properly.
She had been reassured by doctors about her irregular periods since her teenage years, so when her diagnosis finally came in, it was the first time she was hearing about PCOS at all. At 35, she has now been chairing the only British national charity dedicated to PCOS, Verityfor around ten years, helping other women accessing information and support, and raising awareness about a disorder that reportedly affects one in five women in the UK. At the moment, there is no cure for PCOS and its causes remain unknown, although it often runs in families.
But the sad news is unwanted facial fuzz is actually quite common for ladies to experience too. While this can be normal, especially during times of hormonal change, there are some underlying conditions for you to consider if those stray strands stick around. Ah hormones.