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Is it true exess body hair is from to much testosterone?

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

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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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Can testosterone and estrogen control how much body hair you get?

Can testosterone and estrogen control how much body hair you get?

Testostrone, yes: Androgen hormones like testosterone can cause abnormal male pattern hair growth if the female percentage rises above 2-3% of the total hormone levels. Genetics also contribute to extra hair growth(hirsutism). ...Read more

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Does more body hair means more testosterone?

Does more body hair means more testosterone?

In men, no: A man with a normal amount of testosterone will have a growth of body hair determined by his genetics. Men taking extra testosterone for bodybuilding seldom gain significant additional body hair growth. ...Read more

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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?

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

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As an adult male have always had slightly high pitched voice and not much body hair. Is there something i can do/take? Testosterone?

As an adult male have always had slightly high pitched voice and not much body hair. Is there something i can do/take? Testosterone?

Not really!: Genetics play a factor in both body hair and voice pitch! these are potential signs, but you should have both total and free testosterone levels checked. Only then, if your levels are low, should you be placed on testosterone! ...Read more

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Does testosterone influence body hair growth?

Does testosterone influence body hair growth?

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

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Testosterone level high increase body hair growth?

Testosterone level high increase body hair growth?

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

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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?

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

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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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Can perrson having deNSE chest and body hair means mote testosterone or more estradiol?

Can perrson having deNSE chest and body hair means mote testosterone or more estradiol?

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

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