too much hairYour body is a miraculous thing and it has all kinds of ways to tell you that there’s something wrong. One unique and somewhat worrying way it can pinpoint a problem, is by creating too much, or too little, hair.

If you’ve noticed a change in your body hair, it could be down to numerous issues. Here, you’ll discover just some of the conditions which could result in too much or too little body hair.

What could cause too much hair growth?

If you’ve started to become hairier than usual, the most likely culprit is PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”. This is a hormone disorder which basically affects the way the ovaries function. It presents a number of unpleasant side effects such as weight gain and irregular periods and it also causes a spike in male hormones which ultimately trigger darker, coarser hair growth.

A less likely culprit could be hirsutism, caused by an imbalance within the endocrine system. This in turn causes excessive male pattern hair growth.

What could cause the hair to fall out?

Hair loss in women is actually a lot more common than you might think. The trouble is, hair loss can be triggered by a staggering number of factors. Therefore, diagnosing the problem yourself can be tricky and you’ll need to visit a hair specialist to get a more accurate diagnosis.

Some of the most common causes of hair loss in women are crash diets, stress, thyroid imbalances and pregnancy.

Seeking treatment

Whether you’re experiencing too much hair growth, or you’re suffering from hair loss, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible. The majority of hair loss conditions can be treated and reversed, but it’s important to start treatment as soon as possible.

Once the cause has been identified, you can start combatting the problem with the necessary treatment. Hair loss treatments have come a long way over the past decade, with more effective options available now than ever before. So, don’t suffer in silence – find out what’s causing your hair loss and start combatting it today.  If you wish to talk in confidence to one our friendly experts don’t hesitate to call us on +44 (0)845 359 2915