Monday, January 18, 2010

HIRSUTISM, Ferriman Gallway Score

The Ferriman Gallwey scoring system (Ferriman DM, Gallwey JD.,1961) is used to score the degree of excess male pattern body hair (hirsutism) by doctors. The scorecard of every body location under survey begins from 0 (no excessive terminal hair growth) to 4 (extensive terminal hair growth) and the numbers are added up to a maximum count of 36. It is pretty easy evaluate the hirsutism with objective scores.
If you would like to check objectively the level and degree of the pathological hair grow (hirsutism) on your body, please use the following scoring system - see pictures and scoring system.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Hirsutism is defined as excessive and increased hair growth in women in locations where hair normally is minimal or absent. It could be a sign of a some diseases. What is normal hair grow for women and what is hirsutism? What is considered normal for a
woman and what is considered hirsute depends on factors such as culture and race. The extent of normal hair growth varies between individuals, families and races, being more
extensive in the Mediterranean and some Asian subcontinent populations.

History knows several cases of excess hair grow in pretty famous women. Visiting art galleries you can see portraits of women from 15-18 centuries who were well known because of their hirsutism. Discover everything about hirsutism ...