Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: If You Have Sudden, Unwanted Hair Growth Caused By Cushing Syndrome, Laser Hair Removal Can Help
Sudden bodily hair growth can be a symptom of something much more than just an aesthetic concern. It could be the side effect of a disorder called Cushing syndrome. This disorder is not always life threatening, but you should take it seriously because it can cause other health problems, like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Typical symptoms of Cushing syndrome include central weight gain, fatty deposits (usually on the back and between the shoulders), easy bruising, rounded "moon face," and stretch marks. Women suffering from Cushing syndrome also experience sudden facial and bodily hair growth. This sudden hair growth can truly interfere with your sense of self and body confidence, but you can effectively remove Cushing syndrome-related hair growth with laser hair removal treatment.
Cortisol: The Primary Cause of Cushing Syndrome
If your body produces too much cortisol, or if you take glucocorticoid medications, you are at risk of developing Cushing syndrome.
Elevated Cortisol Levels
Your body's adrenal gland produces a steroid called cortisol, which regulates how your body responds to stress. If you are in a stressful situation, your cortisol levels will increase; after the stressful situation passes, your cortisol levels should return to their normal levels.
If your cortisol levels are frequently high, your health will suffer. High cortisol levels can cause elevated blood pressure, weakened immune system, heart disease, memory problems, weight gain, and bone density loss. Persistent, elevated cortisol levels can also cause Cushing syndrome.
If you suffer from asthma, allergies, or an autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, or multiple sclerosis, your doctor probably has you on a glucocorticoid medication. Inflammation is a common side effect of these disorders, and glucocorticoids aid in reducing this inflammation. Cortisol is your body's natural defense mechanism against inflammation, but when your body cannot produce enough of it to reduce inflammation, glucocorticoids can pick up the slack.
Unfortunately, the cortisol-increasing effect that these medications have on your body can cause Cushing syndrome. As a matter of fact, Cushing syndrome can be attributed to glucocorticoid medications in an overwhelming 99% of cases.
Managing Excess Hair Growth
If your doctor diagnoses you with Cushing syndrome, you have most likely discovered the culprit behind your sudden excessive hair growth. Your doctor will prescribe a treatment plan, but this will not necessarily counteract the excess hair growth on your face and body.
Fortunately, laser hair removal treatment can help you get rid of that unwanted hair. A concentrated laser beam actually destroys the hair follicles that produce your unwanted hair; each treatment can reduce hair growth by as much as 25%! Because laser hair removal from Defy Nature LLC is a spot-specific treatment, you can use it to target only those areas affected by Cushing syndrome.
Laser hair removal is safe and generally painless. You might experience a little bit of soreness after a treatment, but an over-the-counter pain reliever usually combats any soreness.