Why do some people have increased hairiness?

Millions of years ago, when a person had one goal - survival and the birth of offspring, hair on the body, head or face protected him from cold, heat, torrential rains or wind.

In our time, all these protective functions can be performed by clothes, and the hair on the body, except for irritation, now causes nothing. Therefore, many people with great activity remove hair not only in traditional areas of the body - on the legs and armpit, but also on the rest of the body, while not leaving more than one hair.

Still, it is interesting to know why some people have increased hairiness, and what to do with it?

There are many reasons for the manifestation of excessive hairiness. The reason for this may be a violation of hormonal levels, heredity, some kind of shock or stressful situations, long-term illness or pregnancy. Often, excessive hairiness can be the reason for the long-term use of hormonal drugs.

And pregnant women can observe an increase in the number of hairs on their belly or face, which manifests itself in the last months of gestation. This phenomenon is called hirsutism. Much less common is a phenomenon called virilization.

Hirsutism is a phenomenon where excess hair appears on the body. Although the concept of "redundant" is quite subjective. There is no single criterion for assessing hairiness. In any case, at the doctors. After conducting research, endocrinologist Gordon Senator found that one in ten girls has an increased rate of excessive hairiness. As for virilization, with this pathology, in addition to the appearance of a large amount of hair on the body, other changes occur in the body.

The voice becomes rough, approaching in its timbre to the masculine. Muscle mass increases. On the forehead, the hairline resembles a man's. Changes occur in the menstrual cycle.

Hirsutism and virilization are the result of an increase in the amount of testosterone (male hormone) in the body. Most often, an increase in the amount of this hormone is a process caused by genetics. But sometimes this process is the result of a disease. For example, polycystic ovary disease.

There are studies by endocrinologists who have found a direct relationship between the amount of testosterone and the degree of hairiness. However, there is another opinion that the amount of male hormone does not affect excessive hairiness.

If you still have unwanted hairs on your body or face, do not panic! You always have the opportunity to get rid of them in the most suitable and convenient way. In addition, owners of dark hairs can use hydrogen peroxide to lighten them first.

Try this method - after all, in the lightened state, the hairs will not be so noticeable, and you will not need hair removal at all.