Hair loss is a devastating experience for any woman. An equally delicate problem is when she faces unwanted growth of hair on her face and body. When a girl grows up and enters into puberty, she starts having hair on specific parts of her body. These hairs are lighter or heavier according to her origin. A woman whose descent is Mediterranean has more hairs on her arms and her legs than that of an Asian origin.

Too much hair on a woman is not considered feminine and women have the habit of shaving off unwanted hair from their bodies. Today’s women prefer arms and legs “cut in alabaster”, so much so that normal hair growth is considered grotesque in the American society. Yet there are millions of ladies who have unwanted and abnormal hair on their bodies. The hair growth is heavy and there are many reasons for such hair growth.

The general causes for abnormal hair growth is

The fat cells of the body can change the weaker forms of androgen into more potential ones. The Androgen Metabolism causes the hair growth to be abnormal and the fat cells convert testosterone into DHT or dihydrotestosterone. The ovaries are responsible for producing testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate is produced by the adrenal glands. There are many instances where the adrenal glands cause heavy growth of hair.

In the body the hormone levels are managed well and in a balanced form. The Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is produced by the liver and this binds testosterone. Free androgen's create a lot of hair growth. When a woman gets an abnormal growth of hair, the first thing she should do is to find a doctor and discusses the problem with him.

Blood tests will determine the imbalance in hormonal levels and when this is resolved she will not have any more unwanted hair growth. The rest of the problem can be done away with waxing and other processes of hair removal.

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