Low testosterone is a tough condition to bear. Men suffering from the burden may suffer from a variety of symptoms.
Hair loss, muscle loss, fatigue, erectile dysfunction and depression are just a few potential symptoms of the condition. Low testosterone, also known as low t, however may also be the cause of some men’s inability to grow a beard.
Beards have swiftly come back in style over the past few years, leaving many men wishing to build upon their facial hair. However, many struggle reach a full and fulfilling beard.
Testosterone enforces the formation of body hair from puberty onward. There is a way to tell if your inability to grow a full beard is being caused by low t.
One way to determine if low t is a possible cause is to observe body hair in other locations. If you body hair is seemingly thinning or non existent throughout, then low t may be a cause.
It is important, of course, to note that a healthy male loses on average 1% of their testosterone level per year after the subject is past their late 20’s. Those suffering from hypogonadism, however, are at risk of thinning hair or the inability to grow facial hair due to severely low levels of testosterone.
Another culprit could be fellow hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Too much DHT can impede hair growth as well. However, an increased testosterone level leads to an increased level of DHT being released from the body.
Ultimately, there are a few things that can lead to an inability to grow body hair. However, low t is a possible culprit if you are suffering any of the listed symptoms.