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Body Hair (Definition)

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


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Expert opinions? Is there any cure to reduce excess body hair?

Expert opinions? Is there any cure to reduce excess body hair?

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

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Is excess body hair a medical problem?

Is excess body hair a medical problem?

In a man, no: There's a quack claim that a man with excess body hair has a "hormone imbalance" that needs to be "treated'. This is baloney. If you're naturally hairy, enjoy it, or trim what you don't want. Cheers. ...Read more

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Is excess body hair common in pregnancy?

Is excess body hair common in pregnancy?

Yes: The hormone Progesterone is very high in pregnancy and has male hormone side effects including hair growth. ...Read more

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How can I manage excess body hair in pregnancy?

Hair remover: It it due to the high levels of Progesterone which acts like a male hormone. It can cause hair growth. ...Read more

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How can I testosterone and hence excess body hair?

How can I testosterone and hence excess body hair?

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

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I thought birth control reduces excessive body hair but I read online the opposite?

I thought birth control reduces excessive body hair but I read online the opposite?

It does: All birth control pills can help combat hirsutism (excessive hair growth) by binding male hormones (androgen) thereby decreasing its biological activity. However, it will not cause loss of existing hair. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How does one deal with excessive body hair?

How does one deal with excessive body hair?

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

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What can I do for excessive body hair?

What can I do for excessive body hair?

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

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What could be causing dark excessive body hair?

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

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How do I thin out my excessive body hair? (a male)

How do I thin out my excessive body hair? (a male)

Laser: Laser hair reduction or ipl (intense pulsed light) treatments will permanently decrease unwanted hair in many cases. ...Read more

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Do any men find excessive body hair attractive at all?

It may to some: Most men are turned off by women with body hair, beard and other parts of body. But there are few men who find it attractive
beauty is in the eyes of beholder. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Excessive body hair?

Excessive body hair: Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Excessive body hair is when noticeable body hair is found in areas that it would not normally be expected. Hirsutism. ...Read more

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How can I feel confident as a woman with excess body hair?

How can I feel confident as a woman with excess body hair?

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

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Please let me know if there is any way to reduce excess body hair?

Please let me know if there is any way to reduce excess body hair?

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

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What could be the probable reason of excessive body hair in men if not hereditary?

What could be the probable reason of excessive body hair in men if not hereditary?

Family: It is probably a family trait somewhere down the line, as long as there are no other signs and symptoms of "too much" male hormone. ...Read more

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What hormones are responsible for excessive body hair?

What hormones are responsible for excessive body hair?

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

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How should I permanently get rid of excess body hair?

Laser: Laser treatments are probably the most effective. These can be expensive. See a dermatologist for details. ...Read more

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Can Biotin make unwanted excess body hair growth worse?

Yes...: Yes biotin is very effective for hair and nail growth. It will promote hair growth everywhere. ...Read more

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I've been doing resistance training I have started to grow excess body hair; should I change my diet or run less or?

I've been doing resistance training I have started to grow excess body hair; should I change my diet or run less or?

Shave it: I'm betting you've just recently become a man and this is your genetic program. Lots of guys love being hairy. By all means, continue your fitness activities and eating sensibly. You may also meet someone special who think your new hair is the greatest. Or you may choose to shave everything, like many bodybuilders. Just keep doing the fitness stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tricky one: B"sd
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

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Can protein shakes cause excessive body hair?

Can protein shakes cause excessive body hair?

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

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I have excessive body hair on my stomach and back. Is waxing the best option?

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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Best solution to get rid of excessive body hair? I'm a 14 year old girl and am really insecure about it.

Evaluation: Hirsuitism or excessive body hair could be due to genetic factors or to hormonal disorders. A dermatologist or an endocrinologist can evaluate you, order any tests felt to be advisable, and, depending upon their findings, either treat you or refer you to a skilled cosmetologist. ...Read more

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In my late puberty I was treated with testosterone to help me grow, could this be related to my excessive body hair growth?

In my late puberty I was treated with testosterone to help me grow, could this be related to my excessive body hair growth?

Side effects: Yes, testosterone can cause excessive hair growth. I would advise you to see your pcp for additional recommendations regarding this issue. Take care. ...Read more

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Excessive Body Hair (Definition)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Excessive body hair is when noticeable body hair is found in areas that it would not ...Read more


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