Men’s hair loss has the potential to make them more masculine, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan and the University at Buffalo.
“We know that men who lose hair have lower testosterone and less testosterone-producing cells in their bodies,” said study co-author Dr. Steven S. Fuchs, an associate professor of medicine at the university.
“It’s the reason we see lower testosterone levels and more facial hair in men who have had hair loss.”
Men’s testosterone levels are low because testosterone is produced by the brain.
Without testosterone, testosterone levels drop.
But testosterone is also produced by hair follicles and skin.
It’s why men with hair loss have more facial hairs, Fuchs explained.
Hair loss can also make men stronger, according the study.
A study in 2013 by the National Institutes of Health found that men with facial hair, as opposed to other facial features, were more likely to have an injury in the next two years, including an amputation or loss of one limb or more.
The researchers found that bald men who lost facial hair were more at risk for a range of injuries including fractures, facial amputations, and heart attacks, as well as being more likely than other men to suffer from anxiety and depression.
Hairloss has long been considered a disorder for men with thinning hair.
Hair is thinning and shedding throughout life, but in the beginning it can look like a bald patch.
The hair on the scalp can also become thinner as the hair grows and grows, leaving it looking thinner.
“When hair grows it can be thicker, but it can also grow in a more normal way, like you would expect to see with hair,” Fuchs said.
Hair thinning usually causes some degree of facial hair loss.
But for those with hair thinning disorder, it can actually make them feel more masculine and more dominant.
“This could be because their testosterone levels fall, or they’re less testosterone producing cells in the body, or their testosterone production levels are reduced,” he said.
Men who have hair loss often complain of weight gain, pain, and a sense of inadequacy.
And while some men may think they can lose the weight, their hair loss does not always result in weight loss.
“Men who have facial hair have more of a tendency to be fat than people with other facial hair disorders, because facial hair can actually help to conceal fat from the face,” Fuches said.
“So it’s a different type of disorder.”
The study found that hair loss caused men with other disorders to have significantly higher levels of testosterone in their blood.
“If you’re looking at the average testosterone level of the population, you’re talking about a really small percentage of men,” Fuch said.
The study was published online May 27 in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.
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