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Is It True Exess Body Hair Is From To Much Testosterone
Possibly: It is one cause that should be evaluated, but ethnicity and genetics play a big part as well. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
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 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?
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
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
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
Hirsutism: Excess hair growth is often due to increased testosterone not estrogen. . This can be related to polycystic ovaries or a genetic predisposition. There are medications that help reduce the amount of circulating testosterone and block hair growth. See you doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
In my late puberty i was treated with testosterone to help me grow, could this be related to my excessive body hair growth?
My serum testosterone level is 673 ng/dl. I have very less facial n body hair n poor muscle development. What should I do?
Exercise: Facial hair is based on genetics. What kind of facial hair did your father, grandfather, uncles, etc. Have? Your testosterone is normal, and not a problem. Muscle development can be radically improved by diet, exercise, & weight loss ( if needed). Avoid supplements which won't help and can harm you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...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
I am 5'11 and weigh 140 lbs, would taking testosterone supplements stimulate body hair growth and growth of genital?
No. Enjoy who U R: You're a grown man and if you're having normal erections and ejaculations you're probably got maxed-out on your testosterone like the rest of us. Even gym-rats who take huge amounts of real testosterone don't get hairier or have their equipment grow. Smooth men get much less hair loss & most women seem to prefer it; a shorter penis is likely to get harder & stimulate a woman's best nerves easier. ...Read more
Low libido, abdominal fat gain, loss of body hair, causes? Anything i can do about low testosterone?
I have bad skin& hair, prone to acne, excessive body hair & an athletic body shape. If a blood test shows I have high testosterone what can I be given?
Can i as an 18 y/o male have low testosterone? My voice is pretty high but I have normal body hair growth and muscle development. Penis is small.
Yes. : It's possible. Go get tested by an endocrinologist. ...Read more
I have polycystic ovaries and high levels of shbg. I am showing signs of high testosterone (excess body hair, acne, absent periods, etc). Why is this?
Part of the disease: Unfortunately it is part of the disease process , in addition most with pco will tend to be obese , irregular periods , will have fertility problems , along with associated diabetes and hypertension , do not get discouraged , now good treatments are available , now it is the time follow with your doctor closely with out missing appointments. ...Read more
No it does not: change how much hair growns just how quickly it grows ...Read more
Is it true men with body hair like chest hair have stronger sperm then men without? Something ive heard curious if it's true or not
Myths: No. That would be an entirely untrue myth. ...Read more
Yes, often: Excess body hair in areas affected by sex hormones (face, upper back, upper abdomen, breast/chest) increases with higher levels of androgens ("male" hormones). The ocp suppresses their production, increases the blood binding protein (shbg) and thus the amount of free, active hormone. Slowly, the excess hair thins and stops increasing. Other methods also help cosmetically. ...Read more
Is minoxidil safe for female? is it true that it increases facial and body hair growth in female?
Yes & no: Testosterone is both anabolic & androgenic. Androgenic is what gives you male characteristics. Testosterone is also broken down into Dht (dihydrotestosterone) which is purely androgenic. Too much Dht can cause male pattern hair loss. But after all this, don't forget that genetics also has a major role in hair growth. Think of your family & your ethnicity when it comes to genetics. ...Read more
Why do I grow some dark hairs around my nipples? (I am a female) Is it related to the amount of testosterone in the body?
Hair growth: 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 more
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