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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Body Hair Growth

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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can excessive body hair growth be controlled with medication?

Yes.: 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

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more