August 05, 2021
Hirsutism is a common condition that occurs in women and is characterized by excessive growth of terminal body hair with a male pattern in androgen-dependent areas, such as the mustache, chin, chest, upper and lower abdominal line, arm, thighs and upper and lower back. Next, Dr. Ray Ticse, endocrinologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, gives us more information about this condition.
There are other signs that can occur along with hirsutism in a process called virilization. These are the following:
Among the causes that generate hirsutism we have the following:
To determine a good treatment, a deep analysis of the clinical record is relevant. Some of these can be:
On the other hand, depending on the cause that originates the hirsutism, the following alternatives can be used:
Remember that depending on the cause, hirsutism can be cured or just controlled. Therefore, it is very important to consult with a specialist doctor to determine the etiology and treatment regimens.
Dr. Ray Ticse
Endocrinologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma