Do you have trouble growing a beard and wonder why you can’t or why your beard stops growing after a while?
A beard is a symbol of masculinity. It’s associated with wisdom and maturity. But having a beard is not a lifetime guarantee.
Some people just can’t grow them, and it’s rare that those people know why.
In this article, we’ll go through some common problems, so you can see if you’ve got one. And more importantly, how to solve the problem of male hair growth. So let’s get to it.
Medical Conditions and Facial Hair Growth
Medical diseases can change the way facial hair grows or stop it from growing at all. Alopecia, an autoimmune problem that causes hair loss, can also affect facial hair and stop it from growing in.
Hypothyroidism, which happens when the thyroid doesn’t make enough hormones, can also affect how much hair grows on the face. Some medicines, radiation therapy, and changes that come with getting older can also affect the growth of facial hair.
People with medical issues and conditions that make it hard for facial hair to grow may be able to get hormone therapy, beard transplant surgery, or pills to take by mouth.
Hormonal Influences on Beard Growth
Hormonal influences can have a major impact on your ability to grow a beard. Testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) help the hair follicles in your skin produce thicker hair, which is the basis for facial hair growth. The amount of testosterone and DHT in your body determines the thickness and length of your beard.
Testosterone can also affect the rate and timing of beard growth. With lower testosterone levels, the hair may grow slower or not grow at all. Maintaining healthy testosterone levels and other hormones is essential for growing a beard.
Genetics and Beard Growth
Genetics plays a major role in determining why one person can grow a beard and another cannot. Genes can influence overall hair growth as well as the texture and color of the facial hair.
For example, some people carry two copies of a gene that suppresses facial hair growth, which means they will never be able to grow a full beard. Additionally, some people have genetic conditions that can affect their ability to grow facial hair.
Through understanding genetics more and more, researchers are striving to develop treatments that will allow those with suppressed facial hair growth to grow fuller and thicker beards.
Understanding the Truth About Male Hair Growth
Male hair growth is determined by factors such as genetics, hormones, and medical conditions. While facial hair isn’t a measure of masculinity or manhood, it can impact how one feels about themselves, and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
While nothing may ever make it possible to grow a beard, there are other ways to celebrate and embrace manhood. Make an appointment with a dermatologist to explore your best course of action.
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