Increased Facial Hair

Face | General Practice | Increased Facial Hair (Symptom)


Usually people who have problems with facial hair growth have had a late puberty. All facial hair have more or less developed, which respond to the activation of genes during puberty that some people do not receive adequate stimulation, but that becoming could be stimulated appearance of a beard.


The main causes of increased facial hair in women are hormonal disorders, hereditary factors and the constitution. Often its simply a normal side effect of aging.

For many women, excess facial hair is a strong emotional impact. They may have anxiety disorders, anxiety and even depression. The disorder in which excessive hair growth is stimulated by androgenesis is called hirsutism. Hirsutism can be accompanied by other changes, such as balding, deepening of the voice and cessation of menstruation. In other words, excessive hair growth is usually not the only symptom of a true medical disorder.

Most hirsutism is caused by overproduction of androgens from one of the two natural sources of androgens in women the ovary or the adrenal gland. The predominant androgen from the ovary is testosterone, while DHEA currently marketed as a dietary supplement comes from the adrenals.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Simple blood tests that measure DHEA and testosterone can pinpoint the source of the trouble.