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Feri's Electrolysis

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Stopping Unwanted Body Hair Growth

There are many causes of hair growth, and it is impossible to list them all. What may cause hair growth in one person may not result in hair growth in another. The two leading causes can be classified as either biological or self-induced. Feri's Electrolysis can expertly identify the types of hair growth.


Hair Diagram

Biological Hair Growth

Genetic

Body hair growth can be hereditary and generic, based on race, nationality, and family.

Medication

The side effects of some medications may contribute to unwanted hair growth. What may affect one person may not affect others.

Stress

Stress is one of the major causes of unwanted hair growth. It can stimulate the adrenal glands to initiate a hormonal reaction that can cause excess hair growth.

Dysfunction of the Endocrine System

Malfunctions of the endocrine glands can trigger the appearance of excess hair. The endocrine glands in the human body consist of the hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, and gonads which will produce hormones. These hormones are secreted inside the body, and when one malfunctions, it could cause others to malfunction, resulting in unwanted hair growth.

Irregular Menstrual Cycles

Irregular menstrual cycles can cause excess hair growth due to hormone levels.

Ovarian Disorders

Hyperthecosis is a condition in which the ovaries produce excess male hormones and can cause excessive hair growth, as well as cancer of the ovaries.

Thyroid Irregularities

Specific thyroid problems could cause unwanted hair.

Fluctuations in Hormone Levels

Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause can also cause excess hair growth. During the regular systemic changes in a woman's life, hormone production varies. It is not uncommon for hormones during these times to be unbalanced. Increased male hormones called androgens can be present, which may result in unwanted hair growth.

Obesity

Obesity can cause the development of a synthetic androgen hormone that causes excess hair growth.

Self-Induced Hair Growth

Heredity

Again, hair growth can be hereditary and generic, based on race, nationality, and family.

Medication

The side effects of some medications you consume may contribute to unwanted hair growth.

Stress

As previously stated, stress is always one of the major causes of unwanted hair growth. Stress stimulates the adrenal glands to initiate a hormonal reaction that can cause excess hair growth.