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Fat And Body Hair
Low libido, abdominal fat gain, loss of body hair, causes? Anything I can do about low testosterone?
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
Hair and fat: No but hormonal problems that cause hair growth can cause fat. ...Read more
Is it totally normal for a young man to have lots and lots of dark, thick, dense body hair almost all over his entire body?
You're fine: In fact, plenty of other men will be jealous. It's not a sign of any illness -- it's your genetics. Some women prefer a hairy man, others a smooth man; smart people like a man for who he is. You're likely to have early male pattern baldness, but you can also have fun with your body hair, like the dad in the photo. Life's too rich to fret about too much or too little body hair. ...Read more
Whole body hair grow very very fast, when remove it today it return next day &its thick &dark what the treatment?
Androgen excess.: A thorough physical examination and work-up is mandatory. Hirsutism is not treated unless an underlying cause is found, which needs to be addressed as then the treatment can be sometimes curative. Most common is polycystic ovary disease (70% of cases). Weight loss is very important, as it increases sex hormone binding globulin, decreases Insulin resistance, androgens and lh. No smoking. ...Read more
The hairs on my legs and thighs have disappeared and my facial and body hair are not as thick anymore, what is causing this?
One of the most: Usual explanations is exposure to certain drugs or chemicals: chemotherapy, radiation, mercury, and thallium can all interrupt the growing phase of hair. Also hormonal fluctuations, particularly thyroid problems, pregnancy, menopause.A sudden trauma--severe illness, death in the family, nutritional deficiency, surgery or weight loss can cause telogen effluvium--hair goes into resting stage. To Derm ...Read more
I have 4 years old girl and my age is 30 and have increased body hair growth in last 2 years. Now starting to have thick facial hair so is it normal?
I have excessive body hair but my parents and grandparents have quite less body hair. My facial hair are thick and coarse. Please help me?
What's wrong: Before we can appropriately treat you, we need to find out what's going on. See your doctor. He/she will listin to you, perform an examination, and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong. ...Read more
I'm a guy of almost 20 yo, I'm growing new body hair everywhere! Legs, toes, eyebrows, and especially forearms, and it's very dark and thick is this normal?
Good for you: Congratulations on becoming a man. I hope you cherish the new joys and responsibilities of manhood. How much body hair you end up with is genetic. Many men (and many of the women who admire us) like it. You're free to keep all of it, or to "manscape" by shaving, waxing, or (if it's truly right for you and your long-term partner) have electrolysis / laser Rx; very few men choose this. ...Read more
Male, mid30s.Always soft hair on head, started balding mid-20s.Body hair not thick, increasing growth on the back. Hair loss on fingers and calves. Why?
Genetics/endocrine: This may be an inheritable genetic trait or possibly a thyroid dysfunction. Please consult your physician for further testing. ...Read more
A dr. Said the more thick chest hair is, the more likely you'll go bald. Does this include other body hair? (legs, arms, facial hair, etc.)
Back hair also: Just look around where older guys aren't wearing shirts, ball caps or wigs. You'll see a close correlation. ...Read more
Hard to do: How much body hair (androgenic hair) you can develop is genetically programmed & parallels the tendency to go bald. Anecdotally, there are descriptions of men applying Minoxidil / rogaine (minoxidil) to their bodies and seeing some results over months. If this is what you want, and your physician is okay with it, then try it. ...Read more
Because we can?: Genetics determines how much body hair a man can grow. Personal preference determines whether he shaves / trims / "manscapes" it. There's no moral right or wrong here. Many men prefer to shave and nowadays many women prefer a shaved man. If you find male body hair disagreeable, there are plenty of naturally smooth and shaved men. ...Read more
Effluvium: This question has been wondered about for many years. The problem and evaluating an answer is that you need a quantitative assessment of hair loss. This is extremely difficult to do with body hair, and somewhat easier to do with scalp hair. It is thought that the seasonal changes in hormones in temperature may indeed result in loss. I personally do not believe this exists. ...Read more
Manscaping: 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 are all options for you. ...Read more
No: It's your personal choice. Especially nowadays, many women claim to prefer a man who shaves his chest hair. Perhaps a majority of young male hollywood actors shave their chests. Be glad you live in a country where you can make your own decisions about shaving and much else. ...Read more
No: What do you mean naturally? There is nothing you can eat or take to remove your hair. There are over the counter hair removers you can use. Some of them are creams while others are strips. There is also electrolysis and laser hair removal. You can wax it or pluck it as well. Those are the only ways to remove hair. ...Read more
Concerning: This can signal loss of testosterone in a grown man, even if the sexual stuff is normal. Hemochromatosis, other liver troubles, pituitary problems and a bunch of other possiblities exist. Your physician usually screens you for liver stuff fairly often, and if the libido is flagging, make an appointment. ...Read more