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Facial Hair Questions

Facial Hair

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by 1981 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I have been paleo for a year, and have had total success: fat loss, lean mass gains, improved general health and decreased anxiety. The only thing that hasn't gotten better is that I still have PCOS-related facial hair. Not so much that it is very... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · December 21, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I wish I had good news for you, and could say, "just stick with it and that will take care of itself." I think some have had good success with drinking loads of mint tea, but I haven't found anything that slows down the hair growth, and I've been... (more)

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by 1920 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Well, it is MOvember and all. Thought I should ask... And from an evolutionary point of view, what purpose does facial hair serve? ... other than to catch the breadcrumbs.. which seems pointless... because cavemen didn't eat bread EDIT: Some... (more)

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Ivan_3 0 · November 18, 2012 at 1:51 PM

It seems to me that the purpose of hair on one's head is to retain body heat. For instance, people of primarily European ancestry (colder climate) have straight hair which retains heat, often in layers, better than the hair of of those with... (more)

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by 145 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

just got some bloodwork done and not sure how to read it........... anything jump out to you? I'm 21 female 5'3 muscular 130 pounds experiencing (suffering with) hirstuitism and acne Estrad: 69.40 pg/ml Progesterone .76 ng/ml SHBG 57 Total t3... (more)

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anonymous_12 0 · October 26, 2012 at 8:07 PM

As others said this could be PCOS related, but do not overlook high cortisol condition that could manifest many of the same hair and insulin handling issues. I say this because you mention drinking. Frequent high intake of alcohol can cause a... (more)

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by 145 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I had a fasting blood panel done because I've been experiencing excess facial and body hair growth, acne along my jawline, and suspected some kind of hormonal derangement. I was midcycle when I had this test done and the doctor said everything was... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · September 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Regardless of bloodwork your symptoms are enough to ask for an ultrasound of your ovaries for suspected PCOS or poly cystic ovary syndrome. Getting an ultrasound of your adrenal glands (to check for Cushing syndrome and adult adrenal hyperplasia)... (more)

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by 1528 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Ok, my BFF confided in me she was about to go get electrolysis for some dark hairs under her chin. She just turned 36 but still hasn't gone Paleo, altho' she's started looking at MDA. Electrolysis is very expensive! Because 36 is a reality, I... (more)

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Violet9 0 · June 04, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I took saw palmetto for a while because I suspected my testosterone was too high and it was causing some PCOS-like symptoms. I took it for about a month, and it definitely seemed to make things worse. I discontinued saw palmetto months ago but was... (more)