Gramma’s Got a Brand New Beard
You’ve probably noticed older women with chin hairs or heard your female relatives complain about it as they age, especially after menopause. This is a normal part of getting older for a woman, just as ear and nose hair will crop up in many men past a certain age. Old lady beards are a product of menopause and, although not as pronounced as Hirsutism, they can be pretty impressive.
This happens when the ovaries stop producing the female hormone estrogen. At the same time, both the ovaries and adrenal glands continue to make male hormones such as androgen and testosterone. This new balance of male and female hormones causes a range of changes that can sometimes be alarming for women, including a brand new beard. You go, Gramma!