Female hairiness health warning 女性毛髮過多可能為健康警訊


Excessive hairiness in women is not just a cosmetic problem but is likely to be a sign of an underlying medical condition, say UK doctors in a report.


Five to 15% of women have excess hair, and a hormone disorder is the most likely cause in many cases, they said.


Women with the problem should not be afraid to seek medical advice, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists report urged.


Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS)is the cause in 70% to 80% of cases.


Report author, Dr Rebecca Swingler said the condition, known as hirsutism, is distressing and can be particularly upsetting for young women.


In addition to PCOS, rarer causes of excessive hairiness include certain tumours and thyroid dysfunction, as well as the use of certain drugs.



excessive:形容詞,指過量的。例句:Excessive exercise can sometimes cause health problems.(有時候過度運動可能造成健康問題。)

underlying:形容詞,潛在的。例句:A woman who had chronic underlying health conditions died earlier this week.(一名有潛在慢性疾病的女性本週稍早過世。)

upsetting:形容詞,讓人難過的。例句:Seeing her again would be an upsetting experience after so many years.(這麼多年後再看到她會讓人難過。)

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