Hirsutism - PERLA Health


Hirsutism is a condition where women experience excessive growth of thick, dark hair in a male-like pattern on their face, neck, chest, abdomen, back or thighs. Hirsutism is often caused by hyperandrogenism, so too high levels of androgens. The treatment for hirsutism consists of weight loss or medications to control hormone levels, and cosmetic procedures such as shaving, waxing, or epilation.


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