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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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Is increased body hair growth in men a sign or symptom of virility?

Is increased body hair growth in men a sign or symptom of virility?

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!

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If my excessive body hair growth is not related to genetics or a high level of testosterone could there be some underlying problem (man)?

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.

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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?

Checkup: You should have your hormonal levels checked and you should be screened for polycystic ovary disease. Some women develop high levels of the male hormone, testosterone, which can inhibit your normal female hair pattern. Call for a checkup and blood testing.

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How to reduce my body hair growth?

How to reduce my body hair growth?

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.

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Is there a way to stop body hair growth?

Body Hair: There is no way to stop the growth of body hair, unless laser hair removal is used repeatedly for dark hairs.

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What should I do to stop my body hair growth?

What should I do to stop my body hair growth?

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.

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Does an increase in exercise increase body hair growth?

It can: Hair growth can be stimulated by androgens (like testosterone) which are increased by exercise.

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What speeds up body hair growth and what slows it down?

What speeds up body hair growth and what slows it down?

Hormones: Testosterone increases hair growth to body and estrogen tends to antagonize the effects of testosterone effectively reducing hair growth.

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Can there be any product that can increase body hair growth?

Increased Body Hair: Minoxidil can cause increased hair in some individuals if the are susceptible. However, if you grow hair and stop the medication the hair that grew will be lost.

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Is there anything I can take to increase your body hair growth?

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.

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What could cause asymmetrical body hair growth after injury from working out?

What could cause asymmetrical body hair growth after injury from working out?

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.

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What are the elements inside the body or outside the body which lead to body hair growth?

Hair Follicles: Hair follicles are genetically determined. They are also affected by hormones that increase or decrease hair growth. Other factors may also have an effect on the hair follicles in various body locations such as hair growth that appears after puberty.

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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!

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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?

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?

Slower hair: Growth. This MAY be related to hormone levels. Please see your doc to make sure all is well. Sometimes hair color is changing, i.e., getting gray and it looks like slower growth. Peace and good health.

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Abnormal body hair growth on my chest / shoulders. What is it?

Abnormal body hair growth on my chest / shoulders. What is it?

Abnormal Hair Growth: In general, abnormal hair growth is caused by hormonal imbalances that produce too much testosterone. Such imbalances can be caused by a variety of issues, including adrenal gland disorders, drugs or even genetic conditions.

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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.

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