Hirsutism appears as a consequence of high androgen levels in blood. One of the functions of androgens, such as testosterone, is to grow hair in sites that are more typical of men. If the levels of these hormones are too elevated, it is normal that the woman has more hair than usual.
Why does PCOS cause hirsutism?
By Victoria Moliner BSc, MSc (embryologist on CREA).
Last Update: 12/17/2018
Embryologist on CREA
Degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Valencia (UV). Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the UV and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Presently, she works as a Research Biologist.