Hirsutism or Abnormal Hair Growth

Homeopathic treatment

Unwanted, excessive hair growth in wrong places or hirsutism is a frequent and common complaint among women nowadays. Hairiness over face, limbs, chest and abdomen could be a heavy burden, both psychologically and socially, since society sets impossibly high standards for feminine beauty.

In modern conventional medicine or allopathy, hormonal therapy fails to establish a “cure” in hirsutism or excessive hair growth, because the approach is up to the disease level alone. Anti androgenic preparations or replacement therapy will not root out the problem. Moreover it provokes the existing hormonal imbalance.

The various such medicines used in the allopathic treatment include:

  • Anti androgens: Anti androgens are medications that directly decrease androgen production or block the action of androgens on the hair follicle. Their side effects may cause birth defects. The most commonly used anti androgen is spironolactone. Side effects include tender breasts and irregular menstrual bleeding.
  • Birth control pills or OCPs: Birth control pills change the level of several hormones, including androgens. Side effects are nausea, breast tenderness, bloating, and mood changes, breakthrough bleeding or spotting.

The other methods used are:

  • Shaving: Shaving is a safe and effective method for hair removal, but may require daily sessions.
  • Chemical hair removal, waxing, and bleaching: Hair removal agents and wax can be used to remove hair, and bleaches can be used to lighten hair. Folliculitis is an unfortunate risk of plucking, shaving, and waxing. The treated hair follicles become inflamed, and painful pustules may develop.
  • Electrolysis: Electrolysis damages individual hair follicles by inserting a very fine needle into the hair follicle and applying an electrical current. But the procedure is very painful and expensive.
  • Laser therapy: Laser therapy for hair removal is the latest therapy in the world to remove excessive growth of hair. But its efficacy and efficiency is still not proved.

In contrast to all these painful and expensive procedures homeopathic magical doses can combat hirsutism effectively. The treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution and so on. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition / susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions.

Allopathic hormonal pills actually make the hormone producing glands lazy as the body starts depending on externally introduced hormones. Gradually the glands stop functioning altogether with increased need for externally introduced hormones.

"In contrast a well selected homeopathy remedy has the capacity to correct hormonal imbalance by stimulating the glands to secrete various hormones in the required manner. Homeopathy is the fingerpost on the cross-roads of healing which directs the way to safe and permanent cure.

How homeopathy helps in treating hirsutism or excessive & abnormal hair growth:

  • Medicines firstly reduce the side effects of allopathic hormonal pills.
  • Remedies act on the various glands to produce the hormones in the required manner. Gradually the hormonal levels become normal. The treatment has dynamic action in revitalization and regulation.
  • As the hormonal levels are within the normal limits the abnormal hair growth reduces substantially.
  • It helps in the reduction of weight which secondarily lowers the level of androgens which are responsible of abnormal and excessive hair growth.
  • Remedies correct the genetic predisposition to the disease.

There are 16 homeopathy medicines which give great relief in hirsutism or abnormal and excessive hair growth. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus homeopathic remedies are designer made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same drugs and hormaonal therapy although trade name may be different.

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What is hirsutism or abnormal hair growth

Hirsutism is abnormal hair growth in women which occurs on the face, chest, abdomen, back, thumbs and toes. It is usually related to an increase in androgens, or male hormones. It concerns the areas which are sensitive for male hormones. In hirsutism there is a presence of excessive terminal hair in androgen-dependent areas of a woman's body. It has to be differentiated from hypertrichosis, which is usually familial in nature and associated with an endocrine dysfunction such as thyroid dysfunction, or with medications such as phenytoin or minoxidil.

Hirsutism or abnormal hair growth in females is a common disorder, which affects up to 10% of women between the age of 18 and 45 years. Approximately 95% of hirsute women are believed to suffer from persistent anovulation, also known as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS or PCOD) or Stein-Leventhal syndrome.

Causes

  • Hormonal imbalance : The various causes of hormonal imbalance which result in hirsutism are as under :
    • Cushing's syndrome : Defined as excess secretion of steroids including androgens.
    • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia : An enzyme deficiency leading to excess production of androgen.
    • Acromegaly : Excess growth hormone and insulin resistance.
    • Hyperprolactinemia : Increased prolactin levels.
    • Hypothyroidism : There is a decrease in the thyroid hormone levels.
    • Polycystic ovarian disease : This is an ovarian disease with multiple cysts and increased blood androgen levels.
    • Obesity.
  • Tumors : Tumors of the ovaries and the adrenal glands secrete excess hormones including androgen. The various causes are as under :
    • Ovarian tumors.
    • Arrhenoblastoma.
    • Gonadoblastomas.
    • Lipoid cell tumors.
    • Dysgerminoma.
    • Brenner's tumor.
    • Granulosa - theca cell tumors.
    • Adrenal tumors.
    • Adrenal adenoma.
    • Adrenal carcinoma.
  • Drugs : The various drugs which are responsible for hirsutism are :
    • Minoxidil.
    • Phenytoin.
    • Cyclosporine.
    • Diazoxide.
    • Androgens.
    • Oral contraceptives containing progesterone.
    • Penicillamine.
    • Heavy metals.
    • Acetazolamide.
  • Miscellaneous causes : The various other causes of hirsutism are :
    • Syndromes of excessive insulin resistance.
    • Functional adrenal hyperandrogenism.
    • Hypereactio luteinalis of pregnancy - transient increase in androgen levels during pregnancy.
    • The coma of pregnancy - transient androgen secreting tumor during pregnancy.
    • True hermaphroditism - condition where both male and female internal sex organs are present.

Signs & symptoms

  • The first sign / symptom is the abnormal hair growth in the following location:
    • Face (particularly, moustache, beard, and temple areas)
    • Chest
    • Areolae
    • Linea alba
    • Upper back
    • Lower back
    • Buttocks
    • Inner thighs
    • External genitalia
  • Other accompanying signs and symptoms may include some of the following:
    • Temporal hair recession
    • Oily skin
    • Masculine voice
    • Well-developed musculature
    • Enlargement of the clitoris (>35 sq mm in surface area)
    • Irregular menses
    • Psychological changes (e.g. heightened libido, aggressiveness)
    • Palpable abdominal tumors
    • Acanthosis nigricans : a skin pigmentation in the arm pits indicating insulin resistance

Diagnosis

  • Physical examination for the confirmation of diagnosis.
  • Hormonal evaluation for confirmation and finding the cause.
  • Imaging studies for finding the cause like x-ray / ultrasonography.

Diet

Good dietary and nutrition decisions can lead to improvement in hirsutism. Eating antioxidant foods such as blueberries, cherries, tomatoes, squash and bell peppers are general health decisions that may help to balance the body's hormonal system and bring symptoms like hirsutism back in line.

Refined foods, such as white breads, pastas and sugar should be avoided.

*“Dr. Rohit, As per your treatment procedure, 40 days have passed in taking the medicines. My facial hair growth is now much lesser as compared to prior but hair growth in other parts of the body has improved but not much. Also my body figure has become more nice and better as you know I was very thin and scrawny previously. Your remedies are working fine on my body and I am happy with your treatment."

- Ms. Sushma

Allahabad, UP, India

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Hiihaveaproblemoffacialhairs.myperiodsarenormalanditriedol.jackbutmyfacialhairgrowthasnotstopped.iamayounggirlplssuggestaremedy

Misspriya
May 26, 2017 2:57 pm Reply

Treatment for facial hair

Ashfaq Ahmad
May 9, 2017 4:19 pm Reply

Can I get rid of facial hair with homeopathy.how much time it takes to get rid.

Geetika
Nov 9, 2016 10:55 pm Reply

Hello, My 5 year old daughter has a lot of body hair, which is becoming visible day by day. She had a lot of lanugo when she was born, and which did not fall off later as well. On inquiring many doctors, I was told that taking folic acid during the nine months of pregnancy causes this hairiness in babies. She had really dark and long hair on the ears as well. I have read online that Homeopathy is the only practice that can treat this problem. I just want a safe and painless treatment for my daughter. I dont want her to undergo any painful and unreliable treatments, even when she grows old. Please advice. Thanks and Regards, Rashmi

Rashmi Girdhar
Nov 1, 2016 10:11 pm Reply

abnormal hair growth over chest & and around areolas. hair are dark but thin. Hormonal profile ( TSH -LH , FSH , PRL , T3 ,T4) is normal.

Kritika Khullar
Sep 23, 2016 9:07 pm Reply

Hello sir, I m 34 years old suffering from hypothyroidism from past 5 years and taking Ayurvedic treatment since then. My TSH is 8.1 now and it never comes to normal. I m suffering from hirsutism from the time I developed hypothyroidism and now my hair growth on scalp also reduced to an extend that I fear that I may become bald in future. Please help.

Reema
Sep 10, 2016 10:53 pm Reply

which medican is best for pcod and unwanted hair remove on full body plz tell me drz

Gudiya Tyagi
Sep 4, 2016 8:08 pm Reply

Hi My daughter is 2 years and 3 months old. She has excessive hair all over her body and face. We have tried oil massage, batna etc since she was born but have not stopped using everything as nothing helped. We did get her basic medical tests done which came out normal. 1G6PD Deficiency- Normal- 4.75U/gHb 2 Hyperphenylalaninemia Biochemical Assay Phenylalanine- Normal- 0.04 mg/dL 3 Galactosemia Biochemical Assay Total Galactose 3.82 mg/dL 4 Cystic Fibrosis ELISA IRT - Normal-3.31 ng/mL 5 Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia ELISA 17-OHP - Normal-3.57 ng/mL 6 Congenital Hypothyroidism ELISA TSH - Normal-3.87 uIU/ml Is there any safe treatment for this in Homeopathy? Also can we start the treatment this early in age for my daughter and would it be safe?

Deepmala
Aug 2, 2016 3:48 pm Reply

which medican is best for remove hair on face plz tell me

Preet
Jun 30, 2016 12:00 pm Reply

Sir i am 28 years old man but i have not beard on my face and on chest till now.please tell me about homiopathy medicine to solve the problem.my mobile no.is 9991022514

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Jun 26, 2016 6:30 pm Reply

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