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Testosterone Patches & Hair Loss

Q I heard that using a testosterone patch can make you lose your hair.

A Testosterone patches are used medically for raising the testosterone level on male patients who have a low level of testosterone and want them raised to a normal level for many reasons. Some patients use the patch to increase the testosterone level above the normal for weight lifting purposes. The problem is these above-normal spikes in testosterone can increase the production of dihydroxy testosterone which in turn can shrink the hair follicles and cause baldness.

So we would advise you to only use testosterone patches under a doctor's supervision for medical reasons -- not for recreational purposes.

If you are experiencing thinning hair, here are some of the reasons why you might be having hair loss.

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