Hirsutism is defined as the presence of terminal coarse hairs in females in a male-like distribution.Hirsutism may arise from excess male hormones called androgens, primarily testosterone. Hirsutism may also be due to a family trait. A combination of self-care and medical therapies provides effective treatment for many women with hirsutism.
Disease symptoms and Treatment
Hirsutism is a common clinical condition seen in female patients of all ages. It affects around 5-10% of the women and is a common presenting complaint in the dermatological out patient department for cosmetic reasons. Medications taken for hirsutism usually take several months before you see a significant difference in hair growth. Medications may include: Oral contraceptives, Anti-androgens, Topical cream (Eflornithine).
According to World health rankings (Age Standardized) patients affecting from Hirsutism disorder was found to be 2.75% Per 100,000 people.