Women Growing Beard

Disorders of the Endocrine Glands - Cause of Thick Facial Hair Growth In females

  • Disorders of the endocrine glands, affecting the pituitary gland, thyroid gland and pancreas affect androgen levels thereby resulting in 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.