How can testosterone (‘T’) cause both hair growth and hair loss? Type “testosterone hair” in Google and the top two suggestions are:
testosterone hair loss
testosterone hair growth
I’ve read some stuff but I still don’t get it. Nothing seems to mention the relationship between the two. T is a hormone that causes body hair growth at puberty; at what point or factors does T invert and do the opposite of what it originally is for?
I’ve had lifetime low T, and when I take T treatments (e.g. by an endocrinologist’s prescription, or on a supplement like creatine which as a side-effect raises T availability), I notice the effects that T is supposed to have. It’s a little bit like I’m going through a form of puberty again because I never fully got the hormones to begin with. Like I think my singing voice is lowering a little bit, and I think I notice a tiny bit more hair growth.
Hair growth/loss in and of itself is a minor issue, but my bigger question is: Are there other T effects that will REVERSE themselves at some point? T affects bone density and muscle mass, THOSE are important. Will T always increase those a man’s whole life, or do those reverse or lessen too??
Thanks for the help as always, guys!