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Hospitals and medical centers performing Hirsutism treatment.

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Hospitales San Roque

Hospitales San Roque has been consolidated over time in the health sector, with a strong bet for the future with the increase of its facilities and installations and the most advanced technologies designed to give the best health care and welfare to the patient.

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

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About Hirsutism Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is hirsutism?

This is a condition that affects women resulting in excessive hair growth. The hair is usually dark and thick and grows on body areas where men typically grow hair.


What causes hirsutism?
  • After menopause, when a woman’s periods stop, there is a change in the balance of hormones. This can make excess hair more common. However, hirsutism may affect women who have not yet started menopause.
  • Excess male sex hormones called androgens, primarily testosterone
  • An increased sensitivity of hair follicles to androgens.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  • Genetic make up
  • Use of some medications
  • Obesity
  • Insulin resistance
  • Adrenal gland cancer
  • Tumors of the ovary
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Stromal hyperthecosis

Signs and symptoms

The most common symptom when a woman has hirsutism is excessive hair. Excess hair may appear on parts of the body such as the face (the upper lip or chin), chest, neck, tummy usually in a line from your belly button down to your pubic hair, anal and genital area and the front of your thighs. Other symptoms associated with hirsutism include:

  • Acne; a skin condition that causes spots to develop on your face, back and chest
  • Voice changes such as a deeper voice
  • Oily skin
  • Hair loss is also known as alopecia
  • An enlarged clitoris; the small soft bump in front of the entrance to the vagina
  • A receding hair line around the front of your hair

Diagnosing hirsutismPhysical exam

It's important to see your doctor if you have symptoms of hirsutism, especially if the symptoms are severe or unusual. Hirsutism can lead to psychological harm, including embarrassment, lack of self-confidence and depression. Your doctor will assess the severity of your condition by grading the growth of your hair on several parts of your body. He/she will ask you questions to see if there is an underlying cause.

Imaging tests

Your doctor will assess ovulation and ovaries through imaging tests such as ultrasound

Blood tests

Your doctor may also order some blood tests. Blood value that may be evaluated in the workup includes:

  • 17-hydroxyprogesterone
  • Androgens testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate
  • Prolactin
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone

Treating hirsutism

There is no cure for hirsutism, but there are treatments to manage the condition.

Some medicines that have not been specifically tested for this purpose are known to be effective.


Combination oral contraceptives

The life cycle of hair is around six months. Therefore, treatment can take this long to work and it is important to start treatment as soon as possible.

Lifestyle changes such as addressing insulin resistance and reducing excessive weight may be beneficial. Insulin resistance can cause an excess of testosterone levels.

There are also various hair-removal methods that are used, such as:
  • Shaving
  • Plucking
  • Waxing
  • Bleaching
  • Electrolysis
  • Epillation
  • Laser hair removal

In some cases, hair removal methods lead to irritated skin or folliculitis where the hair follicles. Become inflamed. Folliculate usually takes a few weeks to resolve itself and you may have to discontinue hair removal until it clears up.

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