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Excessive Body Hair Men
Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more
Folliculitis: It may cause folliculitis-inflammation of hair follicles. ...Read more
What to do if I'm a young man having excessive body hair. Some people say I might be suffering from hormonal imbalance and needimbalance be treated?
That's rubbish: How much body hair you have is genetic. Further, anybody who proposes to diagnose and then "treat" you for some mysterious problem just because you're naturally blessed with a lot of body hair is a medical quack. You're free to enjoy being hairy (many people like it), or if you / your partner (s) prefer smooth, you can shaves, wax, or (if you're sure) have electrolysis or laser Rx. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I'm a young man having excessive body hair. Some people say I might be suffering from hormonal imbalance and needimbalance be treated?
Body hair: Unlikely to caused by something unusual but to be sure see your doctor and have some appropriate blood studies done. ...Read more
Hi, I'm a 22 year old man and ever since I remembered I have excessive body hair, covered in it, and now my head hair is thinning. How to prevent?
first - thank G-d you are not a woman. Hirsuitism in men as in women can be nonhormonal or hormonaly mediated. The most common hormonal issue is a mild form of genetic defect that affects adrenal steroid production - Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia - of which many varieties. This usually fine for men as it raises testosterone. But male pattern balding is worsenned. Glad to discuss. ...Read more
If my excessive body hair growth is not related to genetics or a high level of testosterone could there be some underlying problem (man)?
Hypertrichosis is excessive hair growth over and above the normal for the age, sex and race of an individual, in contrast to hirsutism, which is excess hair growth in women.
The cause of hypertrichosis is unknown. In a few select cases, it has been related to medication or systemic disease (see link)
http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/professional/dermatologic_disorders/hair_disorders/hirsutism. Html. ...Read more
Several ways: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Excess body hair: Several possibilities. This may be a hormonal problem called hirsutism due to an imbalance of hormones. Discuss this with your doctor to find out the cause and obtain proper treatment. ...Read more
Your optinos: Trusting you're a male naturally "blessed" with a lot of body hair. Most other men are at least a little bit jealous, and many hairy guys love it, but it's your choice (and your partner's, if you've got somebody). There's a whole culture of "manscaping" with trimming and even styling of body hair. Shaving, waxing, and (if you're sure) electrolysis / lasers are all options for you. ...Read more
What do you want?: If you're a female, it's wise to have masculine-type body hair removed by electrolysis or lasers unless it's something you very much like. A man naturally "blessed" with body hair gets to choose. Many men (and many women who admire us) love it, while other folks prefer smooth. Shaving, waxing, and (if you're sure) electrolysis / lasers are all options. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: You can have hair removed with electrolysis or laser hair removal. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not sure of your Q: We know that giving someone excess testosterone can increase body & facial hair. If we give just enough testosterone to someone w/hypogonadism (low t), it shouldn't affect hair growth much, unless that testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone, which can cause male pattern baldness. Don't forget that genetics & ethnicity play a role in hair growth, too. ...Read more
What do you ask?: Please forgive my frankness. The world is not fair, and cosmetic defects are both personal and professional liabilities. In many (most?) cultures, a masculine pattern of body hair on a woman is a strong negative. It's cruel to tell a person to "be confident" rather than deal with the situation. See about electrolysis or laser Rx. These should be cheap and easily available. ...Read more
To drugs com to mind: Finasteride 2.5-5mg daily, and spironolactone 25-50mg/day. Neither have been approved for this use, but they have been shown to be effective in published reports.
Patients who are Insulin resistant, etc. Pre-diabetics, frequently have increased "free" testosterone. Glucophage (metformin) may help this subset of patients, who often have pcos. ...Read more
What's in it?: At the gym, "protein fitness powder drinks" can be spiked with illegal anabolic steroids. Be careful. Otherwise, you'd do well to talk with your physician about excess body hair growth, especially if the monthly cycle isn't regular. You can have the hair removed easily by electrolysis / lasers. ...Read more
No: Chances are that you're a young man who's hitting the gym and that's a good thing. How much body hair you get is genetic and you'll know by your early 20's. It's "excessive" only if you don't like it -- and that's your business. Shaving, waxing, or electrolysis / lasers are your options -- the latter only if you've found your life partner and it's the right choice for you both. ...Read more
Stomach Hair: Waxing is a good way to remove hair. Laser hair removal for dark hair may offer long-term hair removal. Waxing provides temporary, usually 6 - 12 week removal. Repeated laser treatments may offer permanent removal, especially for dark hairs. ...Read more
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