Women Growing Beard

Adrenal Disorders - Cause Of Thick Hair Growth In Females

  • Adrenal disorders may cause the adrenal cortex to increase its production of androgens (male sex hormones). These disorders include adrenal tumors, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Addison’s disease or Cushing’s syndrome, which can easily cause hirsutism.

Hirsutism is the excessive growth of thick hair, particularly on areas of the body not commonly seen in women. The hair growth in hirsutism is typical of male hair growth patterns, affecting the face (moustache/mustache or beard), chest, abdomen or back.