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Your Patchy Body Hair Loss May Also be Known as:
Loss of body hair

Top 3 Patchy Body Hair Loss Causes

  1. 1.Late Onset Hypogonadism

    In the male body, the testicles produce a sex hormone called testosterone. In the adult man, testosterone affects fertility, libido, mental and physical energy levels, muscle strength, and general well being. Late-onset hypogonadism refers to a condition where not enough testosterone is produced after puberty has already passed (hence the name late-onset).

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a hormone specialist (endocrinologist). Testosterone supplementation therapy is a common treatment for this condition.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping, depressed mood, irritability
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Hemochromatosis

    Hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in the body. This can be hereditary or caused by another condition like liver failure.

    You should visit your primary care physician for diagnostic blood tests (too look at your iron stores). Depending on severity, your treatment could range from watchful waiting to lifestyle changes to donating blood to reduce the iron levels.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), joint pain, decreased sex drive, frequent urination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Hypoparathyroidism

    Hypoparathyroidism is disorder in which the parathyroid glands in the neck do not produce enough parathyroid hormone (PTH). The majority of cases are following surgery.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an ER since any symptoms caused by a low calcium can be very serious. Treatment depends on how low (if low at all) your calcium levels are.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    patchy hair loss, skin thickening, fingernail changes, patchy body hair loss
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Patchy Body Hair Loss

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Is your fatigue getting any better or worse?

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Patchy Body Hair Loss Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced patchy body hair loss have also experienced:

    • 8% Hair Loss
    • 7% Fatigue
    • 3% Joint Pain
  • People who have experienced patchy body hair loss were most often matched with:

    • 11% Hemochromatosis
    • 2% Hypoparathyroidism

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