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does working out increase body hair growth

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
14 years experience Sports Medicine
It can: Hair growth can be stimulated by androgens (like testosterone) which are increased by exercise.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Increased Body Hair: Minoxidil can cause increased hair in some individuals if the are susceptible.. However, if you grow hair and stop the medication the hair that grew w ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
It doesn't : Increased sexual activity will have no affect on any hair growth. Neither does shaving. When young men/women first start to have sex or shave, they ma ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe but it depends: Testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (dht), which is androgenic - makes you more masculine. Dht is what stimulates male pattern body hai ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
Not really.: Body hair growth is largely determined by genetics. Applying rogaine (minoxidil) miight help a little. Taking testosterone would might work but you w ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
39 years experience General Surgery
Increased blood flow: Injury healing usually causes an increase in blood flow to the injured area. This can lead to swelling in the area, as well as in the ankle, wrist, ha ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doesn't grow hair: If one starts masturbating in his or her early teen years, he or she will have more body hair by the late teen years. It's just a coincidence, because ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Absolutely not.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe but it depends: In answering your question, we have to agree (like former president clinton) to a definition of virility since that's more an adjective and less a med ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Calloway
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lower strength: Minoxidil is safe in females but is used in the half strength of the male version of the Rogaine (minoxidil). However, hair growth in unwanted areas ... Read More
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