You may have noticed hair growth on your nipples while examining yourself in the shower or in front of the mirror.
Although breast hair is a very common condition, its presence can disturb many people, regardless of the amount, color or length of hair.
We wanted to talk about this issue a little today, and we examined the possible underlying reasons for you.
Hormonal changes and fluctuations
Hormonal changes can cause many different symptoms, including nipple hair and color change.
Although it is more common especially during pregnancy and menopause, hormonal changes can also occur in the 20s and 30s, causing the appearance of nipple hair to change or become noticeable for the first time.
Excessive production of male hormones
Hormonal imbalances may be another cause of hairy nipples. Excessive production of male hormones, including testosterone, can cause male pattern baldness and menstrual cessation, as well as increased body hair.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS occurs due to hormonal imbalances and affects the functioning of the ovaries. Excessive hair growth in unexpected areas such as the nipple is among the symptoms of PCOS.
If you want to examine the PCOS issue in detail , we have discussed it here before .
Side effects of certain medications can cause unusual hair growth. Testosterone and some other immunotherapy medications can cause hairy nipples.
Cushing syndrome is another condition caused by hormonal imbalance. Someone suffering from Cushing's syndrome has excess cortisone in their body. A person with this condition shows many symptoms in addition to hair growth; increased body hair, abnormalities in the menstrual cycle, fat accumulation in the chest and abdomen while the arms and legs remain thin, facial rashes and blisters, low libido, fertility problems, sudden mood swings, depression, high blood sugar levels...
It is quite rare and is usually related to glucocorticosteroid drugs used to treat immune system diseases such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, rather than the body producing excessive hormones.
Let's talk about aesthetic solutions.
If you're starting to feel uncomfortable in your appearance, there are a few methods you can try.
The most practical; Cutting the hair with a small nail clipper without damaging the skin. You can also try tweezers, whitening cream, shaver and waxing methods, but we recommend that you consider the risks of possible infection and skin irritation.
Laser epilation and hormone therapy are among the most effective and popular methods. Talking to an expert on this subject will help you get the most accurate result.
If you are happy the way you are, continue :) Body hair and feathers are normal. However you want to see and be seen, the decision is entirely yours. We said that nipple hairs are quite common. Usually there may be no need to go to the doctor. However, if this condition is accompanied by other unusual symptoms, it is definitely a good idea to make an appointment.
Let's take care of our breasts. We think it is gorgeous in all its forms, furry or hairless, big or small, symmetrical or asymmetrical, light or dark colored.