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Eczema & Psoriasis can cause excess hair growth


If you have eczema or psoriasis you may be more prone to having excess hair, according to dermatologists.

Both these skin conditions are caused by inflammation of the skin, which increases the blood supply to the skin and in turn accelerates hair growth.

[quote]Psoriasis also increases skin cell turnover, but what many people do not realise is that along with skin cell acceleration comes hair growth acceleration too.[/quote]

How to slow down excess hair growth

East less cakes & biscuits – consuming lots of refined sugar increases insulin levels in the body, which in turn raises testosterone levels. An in increase in testosterone in the female body cause excess hair growth.

Eat a balanced diet –heavy dieters or yo yo dieters may experience excess hair growth due to the fluctuation of hormones that happens as a result of extreme or yo yo dieting

Avoid Steroids – Corticosteroids are used to reduce inflammation in the body and are often prescribed to treat both psoriasis and eczema. Steroids contain a synthetic version of the hormone cortisol. If steroid creams are used for more than four to six months, this can cause a condition called Cushing’s syndrome, a symptom of which is excess hair growth.




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