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08-14-2008, 01:06 AM
I have noticed that I have had a big increase in facial hair over the last year and a bit. Im quite concerned about it and I want to know if there is anything I can do to help minimize it. I dont want to see a doctor just yet because I would prefer to see if I can do anything naturally.
Does anyone know if diet can play a role in this? I have been eating SAD foods and a lot of sugar and processed foods. I am not proud of it, but I dealt with stress by eating a lot of crap and gaining a lot of weight. I wonder if my diet choices could have something to do with my increased facial hair?
Does anyone have any advice? Will eating raw help me with this? I think it should because im guessing that the facial hair is a hormonal problem, so hopefully raw food can fix that without my having to take any sort of doctor prescribed meds.
Any tips and/or advice would be greatly appreciated. I am really bothered by this! Thank you!
08-14-2008, 03:52 AM
I suspect that you have female facial hair from having too much androgens and testosterone in your body. I'm Greek, so I'm naturally quite hairy. I was concerned once when I found a few stray hairs on my chin. My doctor told me not to worry. She told me that female facial hair can be a sign of too much testosterone in the body, but in my case I'm simply genetically pre-disposed to have more hair. But you could have a hormonal imbalance. Eating raw food and taking maca should help balance your hormones.
You may want to see a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis, and then decide to cure yourself via all natural means instead of drugs. Certain herbs and foods are good for specific conditions. Also, going to a doctor would allow you to scientifically document the amazing healing that you are bound to experience on a raw food diet ;) .
In summary, I recommend seeing a doctor, getting a diagnosis, ditching the pharmaceuticals, eating raw and taking superfoods and herbs as needed.
Wishing you all the best!
P.S. Here's a website I found about female facial hair http://www.hormonehelpny.com/column/hormoneshair1.htm .
08-14-2008, 08:16 AM
Our hormones change when we carry extra weight. When I was very overweight I developed lots of hair and acne on my chin.
I may have had polycystic ovary syndrome, but didn't get the sonogram to confirm the diagnosis. Since going raw and losing 53 pounds, the hair on my chin is becoming finer and lighter, and less. This problem is usually a metabolic syndrome issue linked to lifestyle. If you are raw, you are on the right track!
If you have other severe symptoms like unbearable pain and excess menstrual bleeding you might get checked by a gyn to rule out other causes.
from the internet:"One cause of excess androgens in the body is obesity. Fat retains androgen, so the more overweight a person is, the more androgen is kept in the body, potentially causing some male-patterned hair growth. Other medical causes for excessive hair growth can be polycystic ovary syndrome, or hormonal fluctuations due to pregnancy or menopause. "
does it run in your family? check with your female relatives.
more testosterone = bigger sex drive.
more facial hair = less sex appeal.
it's a stupid catch 22. just pluck 'em out, that's what i do!
08-14-2008, 01:07 PM
I have always been extremely thin but have exhibited all of the signs of testosterone excess since I was 11 or 12. But at the same time, I have little to no sex drive. I also have regular periods. Several ultrasounds have turned up negative for cysts. So, for a few people including myself, I don't think that there are any clear-cut answers to any of this....
I am doing liver flushes to clear out my liver and hope that it will help my body process hormones and other substances better
08-14-2008, 05:09 PM
i know my stray eye brow hairs that migrate to my chin have decreased a LOT since going raw!
08-14-2008, 11:40 PM
Raw has helped me. I was dx'd with PCOS several years ago but looking back the doc realized I've had it at least 20 years. I also have thyroid problems and used to eat soy several times a day since I'm vegan. Soy really messes with your hormones. I gave up all soy, including nama shoyu, miso, and liquid aminos, when I went raw (less than 2 months ago) and it's made a huge difference. I look for hairs once a week or so and find one or 2 and they are light colored now. I used to refer to them as my "goat hairs" but no longer.
08-15-2008, 12:25 AM
Thanks everyone for your replies,
I dont have any other symptoms whatsoever. Its just the increase in facial hair. It really sucks!!! I do think that I might be genetically predisposed to it. My sister has similar issues (not as bad as me), but my mother seems to have no hair on her at all!
I want to try 100% raw for a while and see if that helps at all. I hope it does. I have thought about laser surgery, but it freaks me out and I dont actually think I would ever go through with it. At the same time though, I am EXTREMELY uncomfortable with the hair growth and I need to do whatever I can to minimize it. Of course, I would rather try natural methods before I do anything like laser...
Also, I think i will go see a homeopath and see if there is anything they can do to help. I hope something helps!
Thanks again everyone! :)
08-15-2008, 10:06 PM
I've done the laser treatment several times and it did help the dark hairs but I'm blond and it doesn't get the lighter colored hair. I still had some dark one's coming in before going raw and they are the one's that bug me as they are more obvious.
The laser thing is no big deal. It's quick and easy. I was going to go back and have him work on the other dark hairs but they seemed to have moved on!
[QUOTE=rawlinda_sue;448066]Do you have any other symptoms?
* Infrequent menstrual period and/or irregular bleeding
*Infertility because of not ovulating
*Increased growth of hair on
*Acne, oily skin, or dandruff
*Type 2 diabetes
*High blood pressure
*Male-pattern baldness or thinning
This is what I have from this list. What does it mean? I ask because I just meet with my PCP, she ran all kinds of test. When the result came back it said everything was normal, which I do not believe.
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