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Excessive hairgrowth in women serious issue; linked to PCOS: Dr Tulika Arbat

Dr Tulika Arbat in her column speaks about excess hair growth in women is caused by an excess production or action of hormones called androgens.
Dr Tulika Arbat

Dr Tulika Arbat from Nagpur is an MD in dermatology. She has specialised in Aesthetic Dermatology and has received training in Lasers from Paris, France.

All women have body hair, but it may be more noticeable in some than in others. Hirsutism or unwanted hair or excess hair refers to the growth of coarse, dark hair in areas where women typically grow fine hair or no hair at all. Common sites are above the lip, on the chin, sideburn area, chest, lower abdomen, and back.

What causes hirsutism or excessive hair growth ?

Hirsutism is caused by an excess production or action of hormones called androgens, secreted by the ovaries or adrenal glands and produced locally in the hair follicle. Several different conditions can lead to hirsutism. The two most common causes of hirsutism are polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and idiopathic hirsutism. Both are diagnosed by physical examination, medical and family history, and sometimes blood tests.

  1. Polycystic ovary syndrome? Women with PCOS often have hirsutism in combination with menstrual irregularities. Women with PCOS may also have acne and balding near the front of the head. PCOS is a chronic condition, but several treatments can reduce hair growth.
  2. Idiopathic hirsutism? A gradual increased growth of coarse body hair is typically the only symptom in women with this condition. Menstrual cycles are normal in women with idiopathic hirsutism.

Normal Vs abnormal hair growth in women

It can be difficult to determine what counts as excessive body hair. It is typical for women to have fine hair all over the body, including the face. Many women also notice thicker, darker hair on the stomach, chin and chest.The Ferriman-Gallwey scale assigns a score to women, depending on how much hair growth they have on various areas of the body. According to the scale, fine hair is ‘normal,’ as are a few coarse strays. It is more likely to be a problem when hair is thick on many areas of the body. A doctor tallies the score and determine whether its normal hair or hirsutism.

Also read: All you need to know about PCOS from Nagpur dermatologist Dr Tulika Arbat

Is hirsutism treatable?

Our culture usually determines how much hair is cosmetically acceptable and how important it is to remove ?excessive? hair. The psychological impact of hirsutism can range from annoying to severely disabling. Any woman who is troubled by hirsutism should not hesitate to ask her doctor about treatment options.

What should be the expectation from the treatment?

The treatment of hirsutism requires patience because hair follicles have a life cycle of approximately six months. Most medications must be taken for six months before a noticeable improvement occurs. In the meantime, the existing hair can be mechanically removed.

What is the duration of the treatment?

In women, androgen hormone concentrations decrease with age. Women in their 20s may need multiyear treatment to control the hirsutism. Women in their 30s and 40s have decreasing androgen concentrations.

Is laser hair removal effective?

Laser hair removal is an effective, faster, and painless procedure. It can often permanently reduce hair growth. Most people require four to six treatments spaced approximately four to six weeks apart in order to achieve satisfactory hair removal, and maintenance treatments may be needed once every six to twelve months to remove the smaller fine hair that grow back.

Can it be prevented

Hirsutism due to PCOS can be minimised by making lifestyle changes such as:

  1. Diet changes: For women with insulin resistance, reducing their intake of sugar and carbohydrates can help.
  2. Weight management: Losing weight can help control many symptoms of PCOS. For many women, the right combination of diet and exercise may be key.
  3. Mental health support: PCOS is a complex disorder that can change a woman’s appearance, fertility and health. Many women find support groups and positive self-talk helpful.

Takeaway

Hair removal methods (laser hair removal) make it possible to eliminate aesthetic concerns of excess hair growth quickly. For women who are concerned about this, the results are excellent. When hair growth is due to an underlying condition, the treatment depends on the cause. Most hormonal disorders, including PCOS respond to medical treatments. Proper treatment can reduce the amount of body hair a woman experiences. You can consult a dermatologist to determine the scale and treatment of hirsutism. However, even healthy women may grow much more body hair than they believe to be desirable. In such cases, they can continue removing the hair.

The ideas and information expressed are solely by the columnist and not by Nation Next.

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Atmadeepam Society felicitates 18 visually-impaired students for completion of course in Computers | Nagpur

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Atmadeepam Society recently hosted a certificate distribution program for 18 visually-impaired students who completed a course in Computers.

Atmadeepam Society recently hosted a certificate distribution program for the VI/Blind candidates who completed the Computer Fundamentals and Fundamentals of Internet. The courses were conducted by Parivartan centre at Atmadeepam Society in Nagpur. The program was graced by several guests including Dr Harsha Jharia, Chief Administrative Officer, LAD College, Nagpur, and Chaitanya Deshpande, CSR Head, DB Jain Group.

Hema Kubde, Secretary, Atmadeepam Society Nagpur and Yogeshwar Chawwaldhal, Treasurer, Atmadeepam Society Nagpur also graced the occasion. President Jidnyasa Chawaldhal gave the introductory speech and the event was hosted by Aarti Chavan.

During the ceremony, certificates were distributed to 18 VI/Blind candidates who successfully completed the three-month Computer Fundamentals course, and 14 VI/Blind candidates who completed the one-month Fundamentals of Internet course.

We are proud to announce that two of our VI/Blind candidates who completed the courses have secured employment. This achievement is a testament to the effectiveness of the courses in providing practical skills that are valuable in the job market.

Atmadeepam Society is committed to providing education and training opportunities to underprivileged sections of society. We would like to thank our esteemed guests for gracing the occasion and recognising the hard work put in by our VI/Blind candidates and trainers Kamal and Rupali.

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DPS Kamptee Road held first-ever Pro-Vice Chairperson Inter-School Swimming Competition 'Poolompics 1.0' in Nagpur.

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Delhi Public School Kamptee Road, Nagpur, demonstrated its commitment to promoting sports by organizing the first-ever Pro-Vice Chairperson Inter-School Swimming Competition, ‘Poolompics 1.0’, on the 25th of March, 2023, in its state-of-the-art natatorium. Boasting an indoor swimming pool that matches all benchmarks, the school provided a perfect setting for the event. Ms. Tulika Kedia, President and Pro-Vice Chairperson, Delhi Public School Kamptee Road and MIHAN, Nagpur was the source of inspiration behind this event.

The esteemed Chief Guest for the event Dr. Sambhaji Bhonsale, an accomplished individual in the field of sports and education who currently serves as the Director of Sports at Mathuradas Mohota College of Science, Joint Secretary of the Swimming Association of Maharashtra, Secretary of the Nagpur District Swimming Association, and Chairman of the Swimming Selection Committee at Nagpur University, brought a wealth of experience to the occasion.

The event was also graced by Indrajeet Parganiha, Bursar, Delhi Public School Kamptee Road, Nagpur, Amol Raipurkar, NIS, Swimming Coach and Ritu Sharma, Principal, DPS Kamptee Road, Nagpur.

DPS Kamptee Road held first-ever Pro-Vice Chairperson Inter-School Swimming Competition 'Poolompics 1.0' in Nagpur.

In total, 115 swimmers participated in 42 events, with 48 schools from Nagpur and other cities competing in the Under 10, Under 12, and Under 14 boys and girls categories, in the 50-mtr and 100-mtr Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly events.

Also read: Inside AURORA – An inter-school science fest at DPS MIHAN in Nagpur

The event was an excellent opportunity for young swimmers to showcase their skills and sportsmanship. The competition was fierce, and the swimmers pushed themselves to their limits, determined to emerge victorious. The atmosphere was electric, with cheers and applause from the audience as the swimmers raced towards the finish line.

DPS Kamptee Road held first-ever Pro-Vice Chairperson Inter-School Swimming Competition 'Poolompics 1.0' in Nagpur.

The judges, comprising of experienced swimming coaches were impressed with the quality of swimming on display. The swimmers demonstrated excellent technique, speed, and endurance, making the judges job of selecting winners a challenging one.

The event concluded with the prize distribution ceremony, where the winners received medals and certificates for their outstanding performances. The participants also received participation certificates as a token of appreciation for their effort and commitment.

The event was a resounding success, and the participants and spectators alike enjoyed an exhilarating day of competition in an exemplary facility.

Also read: 6-yr-olds from Delhi Public School explore various aspects of G20 | Nagpur

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‘राहुल गांधी बड़ा दिल करके ओबीसी समाज से माफी मांग ले:’ कांग्रेस नेता आशीष देशमुख

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Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh from Nagpur said ex-MP Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the OBC community.

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“राहुलजी गांधीने सम्पूर्ण देश के ओबीसी समाज की माफ़ी मांगनी चाहिए. कांग्रेस को आने वाले चुनावों में खामियाजा भुगतने से बचने लिए और ओबीसी का वोट बैंक बीजेपी के तरफ जाने से रोकने के लिए राहुलजी को निश्चित रूप से माफ़ी मांगनी चाहिए.

२०१९ में अगर गलती से कुछ शब्द उनसे निकल गए होंगे, तो उसको देखते हुए एक बहोत बड़ा ओबीसी समाज अगर नाराज है, तो निश्चित तौर पर राहुलजी माफ़ी मांगे, यही हमारी मांग रहेगी. किसी समाज को चोर कहना ये निश्चित तौर पर गंवारा नहीं है. इसके पहले भी राहुलजी ने विभिन्न दो मसलों में माफ़ी मांगी है. और यहाँ पर तो ओबीसी समाज की बात है. राहुलजी अगर माफ़ी मांगते है तो उनकी प्रतिमा और उभर कर आयेगी. और ये समुचा जो प्रकरण चल रहा है, ये शांत होने में कांग्रेस को मदद होगी.

कांग्रेस के अन्य नेताओं का कहना है की, माफ़ी मांगने का प्रश्न ही नहीं उठता. यह भावनओं का प्रश्न है. एक व्यक्ति यहाँ पर दुखी नहीं हो रहा है, पूरा ओबीसी समाज अपने आप को दुखी महसूस कर रहा है. बड़े दिल से राहुलजी गाँधी माफ़ी मांगे, यही हमारे जैसे नेताओं की मांग है. चौकीदार चोर है के सन्दर्भ में भी हमारे वरिष्ठ नेताओं ने कांग्रेस वर्किंग कमिटी (सीडब्ल्यूसी) में नाराजगी जताई थी. उसमे भी कोर्ट में राहुलजी को माफ़ी मांगनी पड़ी थी.

तब तक २०१९ में कांग्रेस खामियाजा भुगत चूका था. अभी कुछ ही दिनों में कर्नाटक और फिर दिसम्बर में मध्य प्रदेश, छत्तीसगढ़, राजस्थान के चुनाव है, जहाँ पर ओबीसी समाज बहोत बड़े पैमाने पर है. आनेवाले २०२४ में लोकसभा के भी चुनाव है. इन सभी चुनावों में ओबीसी समाज को अपनाने की कांग्रेस को जरुरत है. और ऐसे में अगर ओबीसी समाज कहीं किसी गलत निकले हुए शब्द से दुखी है तो निश्चित तौर पर माफ़ी मांगने से ओबीसी समाज संभल जायेगा, समझ जायेगा और फिर से एक बार पूरी जोश के साथ कांग्रेस के साथ बना रहेगा. मेरे पिता श्री. रणजीतबाबु देशमुख कांग्रेस कमिटी के दो बार अध्यक्ष और मंत्री रह चुके है.

मैं विधायक रह चूका हूं. कांग्रेस की टिकट पर देवेन्द्र फडनविस के खिलाफ भी चुनाव लड़ चूका हूं. मेरे इस वक्तव्य से कांग्रेस पार्टी हायकमांड नाराज नहीं होगी, ये मुझे उम्मीद है. ओबीसी समाज नाराज नहीं होना चाहिए, ये महत्वपूर्ण है. फडनविसजी मुख्यमंत्री थे तब मैं उनके खिलाफ चुनाव में खड़ा हुआ था. उस वक़्त मुझे प्रचार के लिए सिर्फ १०-११ दिन मिले थे. उस वक़्त भारी पैमाने पर हमारा ओबीसी समाज हमारे साथ, कांग्रेस के साथ, खड़ा हुआ था. और यही हम चाहते है की, वो कांग्रेस से जुड़ा रहें.

अगर कहीं गलती से कुछ शब्द चुनाव के प्रचार दरम्यान निकल गए हो, कोई जुमलासा निकल गया हो, तो उसे वापस लेने में और उसे रिग्रेट करने में और उसके लिए माफ़ी मांगने में न कोई अंदेशा या संदेशा रहना चाहिए. राहुलजी बड़े दिल के इंसान है, अच्छे नियत के इंसान है. उन्होंने खुले दिल से ओबीसी समाज को अपनाना चाहिये. ओबीसी समाज की भावना को अगर ठेस पहुंची है, तो माफ़ी मांगकर उनको समझाकर अपने साथ रखने की, कांग्रेस के साथ रखने की पहल निश्चित तौर पर करनी चाहिए.

हमारे प्रदेशाध्यक्ष भी ओबीसी समाज के है और वो विदर्भ के ही है. वो भी इसी भावनाओं से निश्चित रूप से जुड़े होंगे. हमारी यही कोशिश है की कांग्रेस पार्टी आलाकमान तक ये हमारी, कांग्रेस नेताओं की, कार्यकर्ताओं की और ओबीसी समाज की भावनाएं पहुंचे. मुझे यही अपेक्षा रहेंगी की, राहुलजी जैसे सुलझे हुए व्यक्ति जल्द से जल्द माफ़ी मांगकर ओबीसी समाज को फिर से एक बार जोड़ने में सफल होंगे. माफ़ी मांगकर यह विषय यही पर समाप्त करना चाहिए,” ऐसी प्रतिक्रिया महाराष्ट्र प्रदेश कांग्रेस कमिटी के महासचिव  एवं महाराष्ट्र के संसदीय समिती के सदस्य तथा नागपुर (महाराष्ट्र) के पुर्व विधायक आशीषराव र. देशमुख ने नागपुर में व्यक्त की. फिलहाल ओबीसी समाज के प्रकरण को देखते हुए उन्होंने एक वार्तालाप में यह बात कही. 

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