I am a 35-year-old spinster. I have a lot of hair on my chest, chin, arms and legs. Each time I shave them, the hairs will grow back again. The situation is very embarrassing to me. What else can I do?
Halima (by SMS)
Women develop excessive body or facial hair due to higher-than-normal levels of androgens, including testosterone. This can cause male-pattern hair growth and other male characteristics. All females produce androgens, but the levels typically remain low. Certain medical conditions can cause a woman to produce too many androgens. This can cause male-pattern hair growth and other male characteristics, such as a deep voice. The best way to unravel the mystery is to see your doctor for a complete medical examination. However, it is usually advisable for you to leave the hairs alone as they will keep coming back even after being shaved.