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A 41-year-old member asked:

What can cause body hair growth?

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Dr. TED FEDER
41 years experience
Hormone imbalance: Hormones such as testosterone can stimulate hair growth.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How to reduce my body hair growth?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Why do you ask?: If you're male, many women like a hairy guy and most other men are at least a little bit jealous. Even if you prefer smooth, you can shave for now (or get "manscaped") and wait until you're in a stable marriage and let her decide whether to opt for electrolysis / laser. If you're a woman, your physician can advise whether there's a hormonal issue and about treatment if you desire it.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can there be any product that can increase body hair growth?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
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 will be lost.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What speeds up body hair growth and what slows it down?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Hormones: Testosterone increases hair growth to body and estrogen tends to antagonize the effects of testosterone effectively reducing hair growth.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does an increase in exercise increase body hair growth?

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Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Aduanswered
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
It can: Hair growth can be stimulated by androgens (like testosterone) which are increased by exercise.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to stop body hair growth?

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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Body Hair: There is no way to stop the growth of body hair, unless laser hair removal is used repeatedly for dark hairs.

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