1. Hormone imbalance
All women produce both oestrogen and testosterone in their body, however if the levels of each hormone are imbalanced, it can result in changes of hair growth. This can be common after menopause.
2. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that can cause enlarged ovaries that contain small cysts. PCOS can manifest as many different symptoms, one being hirsutism – extra hair on the face, chest and back. If you think this could be the cause, see you GP.
Some medications, such as some birth control medications, epilepsy medication and steroids, can cause abnormal hair growth. If you’re concerned about side effects of a medication, see your GP or specialist.
4. It’s hereditary
A study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology found that women of some ethnicities produce more facial hair than others, such as those of Indian heritage and Italian heritage. Some women are more susceptible to facial hair growth than others simply due to their genes.
After menopause, the female body produces less oestrogen, which can result in more facial hair growth, while hair on the head can thin.
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