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Old 11-10-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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My dad is 78 years old. He has always been a hairy man especially on his chest. The next time I went to visit them in fla he had absolutely no chest hair. What could cause a man to loose his chest hair and alot of it?

 
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Lack of testosterone perhaps unless he shaved or waxed it!

 
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no my dad wouldnt shave or wax

 
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Re: My Dad

Does he live alone or is he in a senior/care home?

He might have had a test that required shaving.

Or severe drop in testosterone.

Is he on other medications?

What are his health issues?

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Re: My Dad

Kidding aside, he could also have an autoimmune disorder (there are many) which causes alopecia (hair loss) in patches or generalized. If he is losing hair elsewhere, that is likely. A dermatologist could be consulted if it bothers him or he has other symptoms of autoimmune problems. You could research causes of alopecia to see if anything seems to fit.

 
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