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What are some ways to help hirsutism? i heard of spearmint tea where can you buy that? and how should i get rid of body hair and stuff?

By June 13, 2010 - 3:14pm
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having hair on your face and stomach and back is very hard to deal w/ especially when its summer lazer is too expensive maybe when im older waxing hurts too much and i get irritated bleaching you can still see it and shaving is alright but too much hair and grows back fast

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Hi breanna,
I am sorry you are having to deal with this; let's see if we can help.

First of all, it is important to see a physician, as, "the causes of the hair growth should be evaluated by a physician through blood tests to pinpoint the specific origin of the abnormal hair growth and advise treatment. A combination of self-care methods, hair removal and medical therapies provide effective treatment for many women with hirsutism." (Source: EmpowHER: Hirsutism (excess hair): home remedies & treatments.

Once you know the exact origin, then you can begin properly treating your specific condition. There are some medications that you can use (both orally or topically), as well as other hair-removal treatments that do not include waxing or laser. You can read about them at: EmpowHER: Hirsutism.

Please review the information above, and let us know what additional questions you have. I did not read any treatment options that involved spearmint...could you tell me where you found this information and I can look into it further?

June 13, 2010 - 9:24pm
(reply to Alison Beaver)

Hi Alison,

As Breanna similarly mentioned, I had also read of studies involving the efficacy of spearmint tea with regards to hirsutism. Basically, the studies show that spearmint )and peppermint) teas prevent male hormones (androgens) in the blood stream and prevent their binding with receptors in the body. Here are some links to the studies I have found on the subject:




Being a transgender woman myself, I have had special circumstances to try to come to understand as many natural ways to deal with this situation as possible. I have personally found that the claims appear, for at least myself, to have significant merit.

I just wanted to add my thoughts in for consideration and hope that is helpful to some!

May 13, 2011 - 5:54pm
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