Question: I am 23 years old.
I have of course reached my puberty. The problem is with my beard.
I have not grown a full beard yet. The area under my nose and the
one on my chin has hair that looks like a beard. But the rest just
looks like soft hair. My beard does not grow long enough in a long
time. I have the same soft hair on my chest too. Not the pubic hair
though. It has the thickest hair on my body. My question is why am
I not having a natural nice beard? Am I running short of some kind
of a hormone? I have unusually thick hair on my head. I have a very
heavy and masculine voice too.I have no other health problems. Please
help. Thank you, John
Answer: Dear John,
Beard growth is usually determined
by genetics and hormones. While some men are able to grow big, thick
beards, other cannot.
There is not treatment for unsatisfactory
beard growth unless it is due to a hormonal imbalance. A doctor can
perform tests to diagnose hormonal problems.