The human body is by nature supposed to have hair, and this is perfectly normal. But sometimes hair grows in inappropriate areas of the body, especially in women, such as chin hair.
Sometimes chin hair can be a symptom of more serious health problems in women that might not be noticeable without it. A doctor can help explain why you have chin hair. And, hopefully, treat the problem. But sometimes chin hair is just chin hair.
Polycystic ovary syndrome – chin hair can be a sign of polycystic ovary syndrome (Pcos). This syndrome affects hormones and reproductive health. If you notice hair on your chin or excess hair on other parts of your body, irregular periods and infertility, you may want to talk to your doctor about PCOS.
Genetics – A genetic predisposition to chin hair is quite possible. It can be embarrassing, but that’s the way it is.
Cushing’s syndrome – A condition caused by excessive exposure to the stress hormone, cortisol. Stretch marks, weight gain and type 2 diabetes are other symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome.
Aging – Typically, menopausal people have chin hair due to decreased estrogen levels, and these hormonal changes can cause additional hair growth.