Women Growing Beard

Certain Drugs - Cause of Thick Facial Hair agrowth In Females

  • Certain drugs may increase androgen levels in the blood, particularly anabolic steroids used by athletes and body builders, high progesterone contraceptives, drugs for endometriosis and certain hormone replacement therapies, 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.