Can hirsutism get reduced over time? by Connie b. Dellobuono
Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:
See a doctor. I would avoid estrogen rich food and eat more progesterone rich food. There is cell energy herbal caps at http://www.getwellinternational.com that removes excess estrogen.
Hirsutism can be caused by either an increased level of androgens, the male hormones, or an oversensitivity of hair follicles to androgens. Male hormones such as testosterone stimulate hair growth, increase size and intensify the growth and pigmentation of hair. Other symptoms associated with a high level of male hormones include acne, deepening of the voice, and increased muscle mass.
Growing evidence implicates high circulating levels of insulin in women for the development of hirsutism. This theory is speculated to be consistent with the observation that obese (and thus presumably insulin resistant hyperinsulinemic) women are at high risk of becoming hirsute. Further, treatments that lower insulin levels will lead to a reduction in hirsutism.
It is speculated that insulin, at high enough concentration, stimulates the ovarian theca cells to produce androgens. There may also be an effect of high levels of insulin to activate insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) receptor in those same cells. Again, the result is increased androgen production.
Signs that are suggestive of an androgen-secreting tumor in a patient with hirsutism is rapid onset, virilization and palpable abdominal mass.
The following may be some of the conditions that may increase a woman’s normally low level of male hormones:
Adrenal gland cancer, Von Hippel–Lindau disease.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, in turn mostly caused by 21-α hydroxylase deficiency.
Growth hormone excess (acromegaly).
Obesity: As there is peripheral conversion of androgens to estrogen in these patients, this is the same mechanism as polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common cause in ciswomen.
Porphyria cutanea tarda.
Stromal hyperthecosis (SH) – in postmenopausal women.
Transsexualism (male birth sex)
Tumors in the ovaries .
Use of certain medications such as tetrahydrogestrinone, phenytoin, or minoxidil.
Dr Mercola wrote about PCOS: You can’t just take progesterone, and you can’t just cut out the sugar. You usually need to do both. Exercise and good nutrition are also very important in maintaining hormone balance.
Do avoid plastics and chemicals that alter our hormonal balance. Do a liver detox. Eat more cilantro and sulfur rich foods.