Unwanted Hair growth due to Thyroid Conditions
Unwanted hair growth, or hirsutism, can be associated with certain thyroid conditions, particularly in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). These conditions can disrupt hormone levels in the body, leading to an imbalance that may cause increased hair growth in certain areas. It’s important to note that not all women with thyroid conditions will experience unwanted hair growth.
When thyroid conditions contribute to hirsutism, it is often due to the following factors:
PCOS: PCOS is a common hormonal disorder that can cause enlarged ovaries with small cysts, insulin resistance, and excess production of androgens (male hormones). Women with PCOS may experience hirsutism due to the higher levels of androgens present in their bodies.
Hyperthyroidism: Although less common, hyperthyroidism can also lead to hirsutism. When the thyroid gland is overactive, it can cause an increase in androgen production, which may result in unwanted hair growth.
Managing unwanted hair growth due to thyroid conditions typically involves a combination of treating the underlying thyroid disorder and addressing the hirsutism itself. Here are some approaches that may be considered:
Electrolysis: Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal that involves inserting a fine needle into each hair follicle to destroy it with an electrical current. This technique is effective for removing individual hairs and can be suitable for managing unwanted hair growth caused by thyroid conditions.
It’s important to consult with an experienced electrolysis professional, at Doreen Electrolysis Centre in Sharjah – UAE has successfully treated thousands of women having hair growth problems associated with thyroid conditions.