Hormonal Conditions

Hirsutism is a hormonal condition. It is when a woman produces too many male hormones in her body.

A certain amount of male hormones is normal in a woman’s body as a certain about of female hormones is normal in a man’s body. But when a woman produces too much testosterone or androgens, hirsutism may occur.

Other conditions that may be related to Hirsutism include the following:

Acne: a hormonal condition that causes skin (especially facial skin) to be hyperpigmented and abnormally pimple prone.

PCOS: A condition where a woman has an imbalance of female hormones. Symptoms can include painful and abnormal periods, weight gain that feels like it’s impossible to lose, ovarian cysts, fertility issues, skin problems and of course, hirsutism

Diabetes: A condition where a person has too much sugar in the blood. A symptom of diabetes can be abnormal weight gain or loss which can, in turn, be related to excessive hair growth.

Cushing Syndrome: a condition where the body makes too much cortisol. This usually happens when people take too much of a certain type of steroids or they abnormally make too much cortisol in the adrenal glands.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: This could actually be a number of things, but it refers to problems of the adrenal glands. Hormones are mostly made in ovaries and adrenal glands so abnormal hormone growth is right up hirsutism’s alley.