Consult a doctor to IDENTIFY the problem and get treatment

One problem faced by women is hirsutism - male patterned hair growth on the body, like on face, chest, abdomen, causing the woman having unwanted hair both cosmetic and psychological problems.

Hirsutism could be due to increased levels of the male harmone - androgen in woman’s body, high circulating levels of insulin, polycystic ovary syndrome which accounts for 57 per cent of the causes, tumours in ovaries, congenital disorders, etc. The problem begins during puberty in most cases. Significant hair growth on upper lip, chin, chest lower abdomen, along with acne, hair loss on scalp, voice becoming deep, becoming obese etc. are some of the symptoms. Though waxing, shaving and laser treatment are the methods to remove the excess hair, it is advisable to consult a doctor who could pinpoint the exact problem and provide treatment. The doctor would inquire about the medical history to understand if it was PCOS or genetic problem, .

Sneha Sandhya Age Care Foundation along with St. Joseph’s Hospice is providing palliative care to patients with terminal illness. It is an active total care trying to control the pain and other symptoms and provide psychological, social and physical support, with the aim of providing best possible quality of life to patients.Palliative care is provided by an inter-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers, care-givers and volunteers and most of them doing their duty voluntarily. Pain relief medicines, antibiotics and other medicines, disposables and disinfectants are provided by Age Care Foundation. Bedside attendants are also arranged for patents if needed. It provides training to those interested in becoming home-based care givers for elderly and bedridden patients. Recently a separate ward with a few beds was opened at the St. Joseph’s Hospice (on the premises of St. Joseph’s hospital-popularly known as American hospital near ZP junction).

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