Some women may suffer from excessive and unwanted hair growth at different sites of the body like face, chin, upper lips, cheeks, chest, nipples and back. In other words females show a kind of hair growth which is similar to males. This is called as Hirsutism. Very often, then approach homeopaths for the cure of excessive hair.
Causes of Hirsutism
Hirsutism is a genetic condition. It is caused by increased level of androgens or male hormones in blood. The oversensitivity of hair follicles to androgens is one of the reasons of Hirsutism giving rise to excessive and thick hair growth. Obesity and Polycystic Ovarian Disease also are known to produce excessive hair growth in unwanted areas in females.
Conventional approach to Hirsutism:
Conventional treatment includes hormone level correction in a female and prescribing medicines like Metformin, Spironolactone and Cyproterone under an expert’s supervision.
Can homeopathy help in removal of excessive and unwanted hair growth?
Homeopathic medicines cannot really remove the existing unwanted hair. But, if the patient is put on homeopathic treatment by an experienced homeopath then it may help in reducing the quantity of the future hair growth in long run.
Homeopathic medicines can stimulate and correct the hormonal imbalance with the help of correctly prescribed constitutional medicines.
Medicines like Calcarea Carbonica, Kali Carb, and Lachesis etc are found to be useful in possibly controlling of Hirsutism, to some extent. However, homeopathy is not really suggested for the treatment of hirsutism.