Practice diagnosing and treating hirsutism

2021-03-25 12:00 AM

When symptoms are present, try to make a differential diagnosis of related diseases. Check testosterone serum and refer to a specialist for abnormal results.

An abnormal condition that occurs in women, causing them to have hair in some of the same places as men, such as on the face, torso, and limbs.

Reason

Most of the cases where hirsutism is caused by the body, especially Indians, southern Europe ... These are the cases where hirsutism is inherited in the family, sometimes appearing after menopause. business.

Hirsutism may be caused by increased androgen metabolism, which causes abnormally high concentrations in the blood.

It can also be caused by anabolic steroid medication.

Hirsutism can also be one of the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

Diagnose

Diagnosis is mainly based on accompanying symptoms to rule out related diseases. Pay attention to symptoms such as amenorrhea, amenorrhea, male development ...

Test of serum testosterone is recommended. If the results are highly increased, a specialist should be referred to.

Without any accompanying symptoms, unnecessary hirsutism is considered a pathology, and therefore treatment is only cosmetic.

Treatment

When there are no associated symptoms and the level of hirsutism is not too severe, treatment is mainly with cosmetic measures such as shaving, discolouring or discolouring the hair, applying depilatory creams. However, the only method for permanent hair loss is electrolysis.

When symptoms are present, try to make a differential diagnosis of related diseases. Check testosterone serum and refer to a specialist for abnormal results.

When there are no symptoms associated with hirsutism but the level of hirsutism is too severe, have a testosterone serum check and see a specialist if the results are unusual. Electrolytic treatment may be recommended.