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Unwanted hair in females

As per advise of following forum member Doctors Dr Mohsin Rizvi & Dr. Anwer.

Regarding to the following post.

http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/381/

http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/380/

I, used the Oleum Jecoris 3x as per your instruction 3 time daily 4 tablets per day.

But what happen the unwanted hair are still their and the hairs from head, eye brow and from Eye lashes are falling very fast.

Please advice me now what I, can do to save the wanted hair. and loose unwanted hairs.

Thanks

mark000
 
  mark000 on 2003-10-30

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I'm not sure homeopathy can help directly with this - how can the remedy distinguish between wanted and unwanted hair? What hair is wanted, or not, is a matter of personal preference and has nothing to do with the balance of health in the body.

Hair (wether wanted or otherwise) protects the skin, insulates, spreads scent, etc, etc. It serves a purpose.

If the hair is there because of, say, a hormone imbalance, then that can be treated, but it will need to be treated holisticly (all symptoms) rather than just going after the hair.

 
maria on 2003-10-30

Un-natural hairs growth: Hirsutism is defined as the excessive growth of thick dark hair in locations where hair growth in women usually is minimal or absent. Such male-pattern growth of terminal body hair usually occurs in androgen-stimulated locations, such as the face, chest, and areolae.

Although the terms hirsutism and hypertrichosis often are used interchangeably, hypertrichosis actually refers to excess hair (terminal or vellus) in areas that are not predominantly androgen dependent. Whether a patient is hirsute often is difficult to judge because hair growth varies among individual women and across ethnic groups. What is considered hirsutism in one culture may be considered typical in another. For example, women from the Mediterranean and the Indian subcontinent have more facial and body hair than do women from East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and northern Europe. Dark-haired darkly pigmented whites of either sex tend to be more hirsute than blond or fair-skinned people.

Hirsutism is a benign condition and primarily is of cosmetic concern. However, when hirsutism in women is accompanied by masculinizing signs or symptoms, particularly when these arise well after puberty, hirsutism may be a manifestation of a more serious underlying disorder such as an ovarian or adrenal neoplasm. Fortunately, these disorders are rare.


Pathophysiology: Hirsutism can be caused by abnormally high androgen levels or by hair follicles that are more sensitive than usual to normal androgen levels. Therefore, increased hair growth often is observed in patients with endocrine disorders characterized by hyperandrogenism. The disorders may be caused by abnormalities of the ovaries or adrenal glands. Serum levels of free testosterone, the biologically active androgen that causes hair growth, are regulated by sex hormone–binding globulin (SHBG). Lower levels of SHBG increase the availability of free testosterone. SHBG levels decrease in response to the following:


Exogenous androgens

Certain disorders that affect androgen levels, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS; see Picture 1)

Congenital or delayed-onset adrenal hyperplasia

Cushing syndrome

Obesity

Hyperinsulinemia

Hyperprolactinemia

Excess growth hormone
Conversely, SHBG levels increase with higher estrogen levels, such as the levels that occur during oral contraceptive therapy. The resultant increased SHBG levels lower the activity of circulating testosterone.

Androgen activity

Testosterone stimulates hair growth, increasing size and intensifying the pigmentation of hair. Estrogens act in opposition, slowing growth and producing finer lighter hairs. Progesterone has minimal effect on hair growth.

The physiologic mechanism proposed for androgenic activity consists of 3 stages including (1) production of androgens by the adrenals and ovaries, (2) androgen transport in the blood on carrier proteins (principally SHBG), and (3) intracellular modification and binding to the androgen receptor.

In short, central overproduction of androgen, increased peripheral conversion of androgen, decreased metabolism, and enhanced receptor binding each are potential causes of hirsutism. For circulating testosterone to exert its stimulatory effects on the hair follicle, it first must be converted into its more potent follicle-active metabolite, dihydrotestosterone. The enzyme 5 alpha-reductase, which is found in the hair follicle, performs this conversion.
History: In women, hirsutism exceeding culturally normal levels can be as distressing an emotional problem as the loss of scalp hair. The onset of hirsutism can take 1 of several forms, eg, in women with familial hirsutism, it often appears during puberty. Hirsutism usually develops gradually in patients with PCOS and CAH. Hirsutism appears abruptly when an androgen-secreting tumor arises.

Physical: A woman with hirsutism has excess terminal hair in a masculine pattern.Causes:

Ovarian causes of hirsutism
PCOS is the most common cause of androgen excess and hirsutism. Virilization is minimal, and hirsutism often is prominent in patients with PCOS.

PCOS is characterized by menstrual irregularity, dysmenorrhea, occasional glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia and, often, obesity.

Hyperinsulinemia is believed to hyperstimulate the ovaries into producing excess androgens.

Women with PCOS may demonstrate other cutaneous manifestations of androgen excess in addition to hirsutism, such as recalcitrant acne, acanthosis nigricans, and alopecia on the crown area of the scalp (a pattern that contrasts with the bitemporal and vertex androgenetic alopecia observed in men).Ovarian neoplasms that may be associated with hirsutism and virilization include the following:

Luteoma of pregnancy

Arrhenoblastomas

Leydig cell tumors

Hilar cell tumors

Thecal cell tumors
Familial hirsutism
Familial hirsutism is not associated with androgen excess.
Familial hirsutism is both typical and natural in certain populations, such as some women of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern ancestry.
Drug-induced hirsutism
Drugs that can induce hirsutism by their inherent androgenic effects include dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), testosterone, danazol, and anabolic steroids.
Currently used low-dose oral contraceptives are less likely to cause hirsutism than were previous formulations.

Drugs such as phenytoin, minoxidil, diazoxide, cyclosporine, streptomycin, psoralen, penicillamine, high-dose corticosteroids, metyrapone, phenothiazines, acetazolamide, and hexachlorobenzene presumably exert their effects independently of androgens. The exact mode of action of these drugs on hair follicles is not known, but the same mechanisms do not appear to be involved in all patients.

Drug-induced hirsutism can be distinguished from drug-induced hypertrichosis, in which a uniform growth of fine hair appears over extensive areas of the trunk, hands, and face and is unrelated to androgen-dependent hair growth.
Adrenal causes of hirsutism
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: Children with CAH, the classic form of adrenal hyperplasia, may exhibit hirsutism. These children may be born with ambiguous genitalia, symptoms of salt wasting, and failure to thrive, and they may develop masculine features.
Late-onset CAH: This condition usually occurs as an incomplete version of CAH and affects approximately 1-5% of women who are hyperandrogenic. In patients with late-onset CAH, hirsutism (without salt wasting symptoms) may not develop until adulthood.
Signs of virilization and menstrual irregularities may not be observed until puberty or adulthood.
Patients have clinical features that resemble PCOS.
Hirsutism and oligomenorrhea suggest 21-hydroxylase deficiency (elevated 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone). Another uncommon disorder is 3 beta-, 11-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase deficiency (elevated 3 beta-, 11-hydroxysteroid levels), which may result in early-onset or late-onset CAH.
Cushing syndrome is a noncongenital form of adrenal hyperplasia characterized by an excess of adrenal cortisol production. The excessive growth is predominantly vellus (nonandrogen dependent) hair.
Other causes: Other less common but potentially serious disorders that may be associated with hirsutism include anorexia nervosa, acromegaly, hypothyroidism, and porphyria.
Idiopathic hirsutism: The small proportion of women with hirsutism who have neither a familial form nor any detectable hormonal abnormality usually is diagnosed with idiopathic or end-organ hirsutism. These patients have normal menses, normal-sized ovaries, no evidence of adrenal or ovarian tumors or dysfunction, and no significant elevations of plasma testosterone or androstenedione. Antiandrogen therapy may improve hirsutism in some patients with idiopathic hirsutism, which suggests that this form may be androgen induced. Many of these women may have mild or early PCOS and androgen levels in the upper normal ranges. The subgroup of women with idiopathic hirsutism gradually is shrinking as diagnostic techniques become more refined. Eventually, idiopathic hirsutism probably will be recognized as a more subtle form of hypersecretion of hormones from the ovary or, possibly, the adrenal gland.

some thing about homoeopathy.
Homoeopathy is a system of medicine which has a different approach to disease and remedy from that of conventional or Allopathic medicine. In the Allopathic approach, medicines are used that work against diseases and their symptoms. In Homoeopathy, the symptoms of an illness are viewed as a direct manifestation of the body's attempt to heal itself and a Homoeopathic substance is given that is capable of producing similar symptoms if given to a well person. In so doing, Homoeopathic attempts to stimulate the body's own natural healing capacity with Homoeopathic remedies acting as a trigger for the body's own healing forces.

The disease is intimately associated with the life of the individual and is a result of internally concealed causes and also external causes (environment, viral and bacteriological diseases, traumatisms ).

NO TWO PERSONS ARE EXACTLY ALIKE. EACH INDIVIDUAL BEING MADE UP OF PARTICULAR CHARACTERISTICS:

Specific signs, and symptoms, the form of the body, the attitude: Sthenic or Asthenic or Normal and other phenomena will be the objectives of the physicians researches.

Homoeopathy is based on the law of similar, the word itself is from Greek HOMOION ( Homeo ) meaning Similar and Pathos meaning disease or suffering. Homoeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principle that Like Cures Like. The theory states that any substance which causes an illness or a symptom can, in very small doses, cure the same problem by stimulating the body defense system.

treatment and homoeopathic medicine:

Oleum jec. 30 once daily 2 to 4 drops or 4 pills
Sepia 30 once daily 2 to 4 drops or 4 pills

Homoeopathic medicines are very sensitive, keep the medicines away from light, and all homoeopathic medicines must be kept away from aromatic substances and perfumes., avoid eating mint-flavored sweets, gums and avoid touching the medicines, avoid smoking or drinking coffee when you are taking homoeopathic remedy.
If you have any question please donot hesitate to contact me.
with best wishes,
Take care,

Hom. Dr. Saleem Hamid

 
shamid on 2003-10-30

Hello, I am a homoeopathic doctor practising from 20 years and managing editor of a homoeopathic journal. I have many cases of unwanted hair on face of women but has very less successful rate. Today while searching on web I visited your site. I want to know whether you have any experience in treating such cases. Kindly let me know and please share your experience with me.
Thanks.
Dr. Neelam Avtar Singh
15, Power Colony No 2,
PSEB, Patiala (Punjab)
email: neelamavtar@yahoo.co.uk

 
neelamavtar on 2003-11-10

similar (exact)problem with symptoms of falling of hairs of eyebrows and head and even from all over the body of a young lady has been successfully treated earlier by me. You just try the medicine for a week and send a reply to me by mail if you notice any improvement. Take 4 tablets of Natrum Mur 6X for a week. I'll suggest you further course of action. Thanks

 
just4help on 2006-07-18

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hi

oleum jackoris is not the only remedy for unwanted hairs

there are lot other remedies like sepia, pulsatilla, calc carb, graphites, nat mure etc and lot many

but it all depends on symptoms and vary from case to case

so i advise all of u to explain full physical and mental symptoms, i will try to guide u

Dr neelam, i have sent u an email, pls reply me

and others can also email me in detail

take care
Dr. Hasnaat

 
Hasnaat on 2006-07-20

at 17 for four years i took birth contol pills micronan 60 very high dose because nothing else would work, i had plucked my eyebrows before and guess what iam 46 and the still have not growen back,at 44 hair on the top of my legs have got hairy when i had none before,iam pre menopausol
having problems with periods
started off normal then the pain in right ovary then would go away when period finished and each month and little by little it would get worse untill it wouldnt go away, its like cold sores
i took 1 m thuja once a week and and one of the iodides on alternate days for three months did nothing .i tried herbs that kept under controll for awhile but now its worse i think its a virus
i used to get herpes on my face after arguements and stress and then it moved
please help if you can

 
alangail1 on 2006-12-19

I want to know what should i use I have a lots of unwanted hair on my all over the body suggest me some safe and reliable with permanent treatment.

 
shalini123 on 2010-03-10

hello Just4help the treatment you suggest 'Take 4 tablets of Natrum Mur 6X for a week'
should work for me?
you mean to take 4 tablets every day for a week?please clarrify
and what is the further course reply soon or contact me I send you a mail please check

 
shalini123 on 2010-03-12

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i have this problem from last month thick hair appeared on my face specially on upper lips chin and cheecks and i consult a homeopathic doctor he suggestd me oleum jac cream and Oleum Jecoris Drops bt dont know whther it will effect or not i m still using.he told me that it is due to the side effects of steroid medicine.kindly tell me is it effective medicine???
[message edited by imama on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:09:36 UTC]

 
imama on 2017-01-23

M 28 year female and i have male pattern hair growth on my chin,chest and areolae. Also hair on my scalp are getting thin. I am not suffering from PCOS. I have also taken several laser sittings 4 my chin hair but they come back. M presently using eflora and taking aldactone as per the prescription of an allopathic doctor. But it helps me to cover up the problem and not solve the problem. Plz prescribe something that solves the problem.

 
Ounio on 2017-10-06

I am 21 years old i have hairs on my all over body in chest stomach back hands legs everywhare what should i do?

 
Mishtha on 2017-11-12

I am having oleum jecoris 3x 4 tablets two times and thuja 4 drops one time but it is not helping me...the hairs are still there..please help me

 
Mishtha on 2017-11-12

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