Testosterone and Your Hairline
The hair you have helps define your look. But did you know that your testosterone levels can impact your hair growth? Studies indicate that testosterone typically declines as you age, and an imbalance of your testosterone levels may cause male pattern baldness. Here’s what you should know:
Testosterone May Help Facial Hair Grow
With increased levels of testosterone, you may experience more facial hair growth. That’s because a type of testosterone, called dihydrotestosterone, can help promote thicker hair growth. This can help your facial hair, such as your beard or mustache, appear thicker and fuller. Testosterone can also play an important role in growing bodily hair, such as chest hair.
But Low T Can Still Be Too Low
While testosterone has its benefits when it comes to hair growth, it still needs to be at the right levels. A typical testosterone level ranges from 300 to 800 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). Men between the ages of 19 and 29 can have an even wider range with testosterone levels ranging between 264 to 900 ng/dL, according to the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC). If you’re on the lower end of this range, you may still be able to grow hair. But when you drop below 200 ng/dL, it may be a sign that there is an underlying cause.
Know the Signs of Low T
There are several signs of low testosterone. It’s worth paying attention to these signs to determine if you may have Low T. Some common signs of Low T to look for include:
- Low levels of energy
- Hair loss
- Reduced growth of your beard
- Lower bone mass
- Mood swings/changes
- Depression symptoms
Because testosterone levels can impact hair growth, you may have issues with growing your hair if your testosterone levels are too low. Moreover, testosterone levels that are too low may indicate an underlying issue. The great news is you can get your levels checked and take advantage of a testosterone replacement therapy program to help improve Low T. Call Elite Healthcare Center today to schedule a free consultation and get help with improving Low T.