polycystic ovarian syndrome

Hirsutism – Excess Hair Growth in Women

Hirsutism is Excess Hair Growth in Women I’ve been on somewhat of a hair kick lately, and today I want to talk about a medical condition that affects women. Hirsutism is excessive hair growth on the face and other parts of the body occurring in women. You may be thinking of the classic bearded lady. Basically, women with hirsutism grow hair in a male-like pattern. This is usually due to an underlying medical condition. Some of the most common medical conditions that can result in hirsutism include: polycystic ovarian syndrome, cushing’s syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, drug induced hirsutism, and androgen […]