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Is It True Exess Body Hair Is From To Much 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
As an adult male have always had slightly high pitched voice and not much body hair. Is there something i can do/take? Testosterone?
Does more body hair (for males) mean I have more testosterone than others? In other words, ss there any correlation between body hair and testosterone?
Testosterone: Studies have shown a proportional relationship of testosterone levels to the amount of body hair. The hair growth response to testosterone differs in different parts of the body. Hence, in some men, for example, testosterone promotes hair growth in the abdomen and back while hair growth is suppressed in the scalp, leading to male pattern baldness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kinda, sorta: Body hair doesn't necessarily reflect testosterone levels which vary quite a bit during the day. However, higher testosterone is wasted as dihydrotestosterone which can cause loss of scalp hair. Genetics, as in family & ethnicity, probably have more to do w/body, facial & scalp hair. Of course, excess t in women can cause unwanted facial hair. ...Read more
Maybe but it depends: Testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (dht), which is androgenic - makes you more masculine. Dht is what stimulates male pattern body hair as well as male pattern baldness. Body & scalp hair also depend upon genetics, such as your family & ethnicity. In other words, if everyone in your family has lots of body hair, you will most likely have lots, too. But so can excess testosterone. ...Read more
M 29 years old male with serum testosterone level 674 ng/dl.I have very less facial n body hair. What medication should I take?
None.: You are giving your total testosterone level, not as good as free. However, this is above average. Facial and body hair are not only deterrmined by tesosterone levels but also by genetics. Chines and japanese are relatively hairless comapred to most caucasians, but hormone levels are identical. The same is true for most african blacks. No ethical physican would supplment you! ...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
If my excessive body hair growth is not related to genetics or a high level of testosterone could there be some underlying problem (man)?
See answer: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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