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Hirsutism

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  1. Hirsutism BY: Tiffany Lawson

  2. What is it? • Excessive hair growth in certain areas of a woman's face and body. • Such as the mustache and beard areas. • It creates a "male pattern" of hair.

  3. What causes it? • Hirsutism in women means that their hair follicles are being over-stimulated by testosterone or other androgen hormones. • Androgen hormones are sex hormones present in men. • Testosterone increases the size and intensifies the growth and pigmentation of hair. • It usually starts during puberty but can start before or after it.

  4. What’s the symptoms? • Mild Form- • A significant growth of hair that is mature. • On the upper lip • Chin • Sideburn area • Lower abdomen. • More Advanced Form- • Mature hair growth on the…. • Upper Back • Shoulders • Sternum • Upper abdomen • Other Symptoms- • Oily Skin • Acne • Alopeia (hair loss) • Receding hair line • Voice changes ( deeper voice)

  5. What is some Treatments? • You can decrease the levels of androgens with cosmetic treatments and medical treatments. • Laser hair removal techniques which use light to generate heat inside the hair follicles destroys the ability of hair to grow from the follicle. • Plucking, shaving, waxing, and chemical hair softeners can be used to treat mild hirsutism, but must be repeated. • Several medicines can alter the impact of androgen hormones on the body and skin. • Like birth Control which counterbalances the masculine effect

  6. How many people get it? • It effects up to 8% of women

  7. Random Facts…. • What is considered hirsutism in one culture may be considered typical in another.

  8. Sources…. Information • http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/182659.php • http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0615/p2565.html Pictures • http://www.bing.com/caption/image/?bid=LwURjd8z5ClqQg&bn=VERTICALKNOWLEDGEP LATFORM_ORIGINAL • http://women-health-info.com/161-HIRSUTISM.html • hopkinsvasculitis.org • http://images.quickblogcast.com/80618-70584/hirsutism.jpg • http://www.woomb.org/omrrca/vigil/acne.jpg