I am a 32 year woman. I have been suffering from hirsutism since puberty, and at the same time, I have been experiencing immense hair fall since then.

The hair is also greying and discolouring.My periods are regular, and I had no problem in conceiving and child birth ( I have a healthy son!). I now have very dull skin and hair.I took a medication- Diane-35 medicine for about an year , with no improvement.Doctor has ascribed my condition to hypersensitivity of androgen hormones in the body.Though my overall hormone levels are fairly within limits. Please advise how yoga and ayurved can help me. Thanks

 

Hirsutism is a condition in which too much hair grows on the face or body. Although hirsutism can occur in both men and women, usually only women consider it a problem. Women who have hirsutism have dark, thick hair on their face, chest, abdomen and back. This thick, dark hair is different from the hair that some women have on their upper lip, chin, breasts or stomach, or the fine "baby" hair all over their body. Women from certain ethnic groups tend to have more body hair than others. This does not mean that they have hirsutism. Hirsutism can be caused by abnormally high levels of male hormones (called androgens). Other symptoms associated with a high level of male hormones include acne, irregular menstrual periods, deepening of the voice and increased muscle mass. It can also be caused if you have Cushing's disease, which is caused by High Cortisol levels ( stress hormone) There are 2 things you can do.. 1) De-stress your life ( Ha- Ha). Which can be done by doing Yogic Stretches , and Pranayam daily. 2) Loosing weight by doing a little more physical exercise. For ayurvedic treatment you will have to consult an Ayurvedic Vaidya but start doing what you can before you find one. Stay happy, keep breathing and keep smiling...