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What hormones are responsible for excessive body hair?

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Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Excessive hair: Generally, testosterone is the culprit. However, other hormonal imbalances may contribute.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not hormones: A man with a normal amount of testosterone will be hairy or smooth depending on his genetic background. It's the skin's ability to respond. Taking extra testosterone won't turn a smooth man hairy -- if it did, the steroid monsters at the gym would all grow extra body hair, and by and large they do not. Smooth or hairy, I hope you like who you are -- or shave / "manscape" what you don't want.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What can I do for excessive body hair?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Depends on the cause: You need workup with blood work to check hormones and other blood, to make sure you do not have anything strange causing the excessive hair, there are many various txments including laser hair removal.

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