Hirsutism is a condition of unwanted, male-pattern hair growth in women. Hirsutism results in excessive amounts of stiff and pigmented hair on body areas where men typically grow hair - face, chest and back. The amount of body hair you have is largely determined by your genetic makeup. 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
The common presenting complaint in the dermatological out patient department for cosmetic reasons. The cause is mainly hyperandrogeneism, which may be ovarian or adrenal.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.