Happy New Year!!
While I am not a smoker and I cannot stand to be around smoke very long, I know a lot of women who are. Furthermore; some of those women are abnormally furry.
I just always thought it was because they were genetically hairy to begin with but I found a European medical article that states that smoking can in fact influence hirsutism.
Basically, a smoker’s hormones are tossed outta wack as well. The activity of smoke may somehow disturb the synthesis of androgens to estrogens and may increase a woman’s androstenedione level. Androstenedione is a hormone level that is very likely to be tested when you go and chat with an endocrinologist about your hirsutism.
Now, my assumption is that this article is talking about cigarettes.
Marijuana, on the other hand, contains phytoestrogens.
According to an article in the U.S. National Library of Medicine website, apigenin, is the phytoestrogen in cannabis. The crude marijuana (or pure cannabis) was condensed (likely chemically) to smoking form and given to baby rats and showed no increase or decrease to estrogen activity.
My thought is take the phytoestrogens in pure cannabis and do the test? Phytoestrogen activity may level out the already increased testesterone in a hirsute women…or I guess it would! I am sure there’s a lot more doctor-shit to it than what my pea-brain can decipher!!!
They only tested on the rats with a manipulated type of weed and got no results. If using rats and pure cannabis, they may field more provocative results. But then again, pure cannbabis may be too strong for baby rats and might kill them. Plus, it may make the rats addicted to it.
So in doing the test on pure weed, they may be doing more harm to poor baby rats….even worse, poor HUMANS!
So if estrogen is down and androgens are increasing or staying level, it makes sense that a woman may appear to have more manly features like extra muscles mass and/or body and facial hair if she smokes, especially cigarettes.
As I stated, I personally hate smoke. Both of my kids were born premies so I am very particular of having them around smoke, even now as school age children.
And smoke just makes your clothes and breath and car and house STINK! (Sorry to the smokers reading this! I am not talking about YOU personally! I’m talking about your SMOKE!)
If you are hirsute and are a smoker, my educated guess would be to stop smoking first of all. If you were not hirsute before smoking, then clearly the smoking caused it. It’s possible it could have been a combination of other factors like age, weight, hormonal level, medications, etc. as well.
Thanks for reading!!