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Male Body Hair Growth Patterns
I'm a 35 y/o male and for some time now I have noticed that my facial and body hair growth has significantly slow down. Is this part of aging?
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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Maybe but it depends: In answering your question, we have to agree (like former president clinton) to a definition of virility since that's more an adjective and less a medical term. Let's assume virility = masculinity, which one could say is distantly related to testosterone. Testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (dht) which increases body hair (but decreases scalp hair). But don't forget genetics! ...Read more
I m a 21 year old male, is there anyway to reduce body hair growth or anyway how to get rid f them?
Have you considered: Laser hair removal? It's quite successful for long-term reduction of hair growth, particularly for brown or black-colored hair. ...Read more
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
Why do you ask?: If you're male, many women like a hairy guy and most other men are at least a little bit jealous. Even if you prefer smooth, you can shave for now (or get "manscaped") and wait until you're in a stable marriage and let her decide whether to opt for electrolysis / laser. If you're a woman, your physician can advise whether there's a hormonal issue and about treatment if you desire it. ...Read more
Your options: If you have hair someplace that you are sure you don't want it, electrolysis is your best option. Especially if you're a man, you may want to wait until you're married and find out what she prefers. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not really.: Body hair growth is largely determined by genetics. Applying rogaine (minoxidil) miight help a little. Taking testosterone would might work but you would have severe side effect, acne, oily skin, deep voice, loss of breast mass, enlarged clitoris, etc. Assuming your are a female as indicated in your profile these would be intolerable. Most women don't want body hair! if you are male, ask again. ...Read more
Increased blood flow:
Injury healing usually causes an increase in blood flow to the injured area. This can lead to swelling in the area, as well as in the ankle, wrist, hand or foot beyond the area of injury.
Increased blood flow can make the area fell warmer to the touch than the other side, and hair growth may speed up temporarily, too. ...Read more
How to stop the body hair growth permanently.plz help sir.my second question is- how can I reduce the hair density that I have.
Tough question: See doc.Men can decrease body hair by taking estrogen-like compounds, but enough to do that also causes feminization (ibreast enlargement).Not all of it goes away (women have body hair too).The best answer is to consider targeted laser hair removal which is permanent. There's waxing, electrolysis, depilatory creams,too. Just think in 50 years you may be sad because you don't have enough hair! ...Read more
Doesn't grow hair: If one starts masturbating in his or her early teen years, he or she will have more body hair by the late teen years. It's just a coincidence, because everyone gets more body hair over those years. Masturbating doesn't cause hair changes (won't cause more hair to grow anywhere, and won't cause hair loss anywhere either). ...Read more
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
To drugs com to mind: Finasteride 2.5-5mg daily, and spironolactone 25-50mg/day. Neither have been approved for this use, but they have been shown to be effective in published reports.
Patients who are Insulin resistant, etc. Pre-diabetics, frequently have increased "free" testosterone. Glucophage (metformin) may help this subset of patients, who often have pcos. ...Read more
Yes: For many men this is completely normal. ...Read more
Hi, i'm almost 20 year old and i'm experiencing sudden body hair growth on my forearms, they were hairy but now they are very hairy, is it normal ?
I'm a guy of almost 20 year old and i'm experiencing sudden body hair growth on my forearms, they were hairy but now they are very hairy, is it normal?
Hairy arms: You may be undergoing hypertrichosis, the cause of which is unknown. Sometimes taking certain drugs will cause the problem. ...Read more
Weigh-lifting /Hair: According to upi.Com, researchers at rogers medical group, a hair-replacement clinic in the united kingdom, found that increased testosterone levels caused by weight-lifting can lead to balding. According to their research, women who lift weights are prone to hair loss as well. ...Read more
No: No reason why it should.Get a more detailed answer ›