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Beard is hair growing on the cheek and chin of males after puberty. Some females also have beard growth due to hirsutism. Beards are removed by shaving and trimmed for their excellent appearance on the face.

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Does any supplement treat a patchy beard?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. I have problems with my beard. My beard grows in patches, only in certain parts of my face. The remaining areas are clear without any facial hair. It makes me look awkward. Does any supplement encourage hair growth and solve my problem. Is that possible doctor?  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Beard and mustache are said to be secondary sexual characters. Some people may not get the full area of beard distribution at a young age. The area and thickness of facial hair increases as you grow. Repeated shaving also increases the possibility of hair growth and...  Read Full »

I have uneven bear growth. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old, but do not have facial hair growth yet. I only get mustache but no beard. I do have some uneven growth of beard. Please give me a solution. How to grow a good dense beard? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi. Welcome to Facial hair are your body's constitution. In most cases if you have normal growth of body and private parts then this problem should respond normally. I would like to know about your hair growth in underarms, pubic area and growth of your penis and testes.   Read Full »

I have less beard and mustache growth. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old male. My height is 5'8" and weight is 138.89 Ibs. I am currently not using any kind of medicine. My beard is not growing completely and I notice less growth on my mustache. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are two main causes of decreased beard hair genetic and hormonal imbalance. We cannot do anything more in genetics case, but we definitely can rectify the endocrinology cause. So, you need to go for a few investigations such as serum free testosterone, serum DHEAS ...  Read Full »

I am 38 years old and my beard on the chin area is turning white. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38-year-old and I have a white beard only on the chin area but the other sides of the beard are black. Also, I have black hair. The beard in the chin area is turning white for the last three years and it is gradually increasing. I have a white beard only on the chin. I am not on a...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would suggest you to check for serum ferritin levels, if they are low. Answer the questions for more details and further suggestions. How often do you use razors and which razor do you use? Is the chin part under chronic friction? Are you under any kind of str...  Read Full »

My beard and mustache are not growing properly. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. I do not have enough moustache and beard growth. My friends tease me for looking like a small boy without a beard. I also get pimples on my chin. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tell me about your body growth and sexual life. Do you have any sexual problems? Other than your hair and moustache, are there any other secondary sexual features lacking? Thank you.  Read Full »

Why some men cannot grow full beards?

Query: Hello doctor, Why some men cannot grow full beards? Explain why some men are not capable of growing full beards, and can only manage thin, patchy ones. Is this due to testosterone and genetics or something more? How does not being able to grow a full beard potentially impact men psychologically? Can...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Some men cannot grow full beard due to the low density of hair follicles in the beard area in them and that depends on their genes and hormones. The male hormone testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone by 5 alpha-reductase. Dihydrotestosterone is a potent steroid...  Read Full »

What can be done to grow full beard on cheeks and chin?

Query: Hello doctor, I cannot grow beards on my cheeks but my mustache and beard near my chin grow properly, what can be done to grow a full beard? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shreyansh Talesra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is very common not to have full grown beard. As you have mentioned you have hair on chin and moustache but not on cheeks, you can consider meeting an endocrinologist and get your hormones laboratory test done. This is just to ensure that you do not have any hor...  Read Full »

Is it fine to take DHEA supplements for beard growth?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old man with very less facial hair. A recent blood check-up shows that my DHEAS value is 195.9. An insulin check-up indicates that there is a high chance of becoming a diabetic patient. My doctor suggested me Ashwagandha, and I have been taking it for a month (two capsule...  Read Full »

Dr. Shreyansh Talesra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think it is very normal to have less hair on the face. Even if you have little hairs, it is normal. Do not worry about your DHEAS (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) level. You should not be taking any hormonal treatment unless it is required and so you can consult an...  Read Full »

What is the reason behind my muscle weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 25 years. My height is 5'10" and I weight 78 kg. I am suffering from muscle twitches and extreme muscle weakness and muscle pain from last one month. I went to a neurologist and he says reflexes are normal and asked me not to worry and he put me on tablet Remylin-D. I am curr...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:Muscle twitches, muscle weakness and muscle pain since one month could be due to calcium deficiency. Has serum calcium level been evaluated?Associated dehydration along with anemia requires evaluation.At least 6-8 liters of wa...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to grow a proper beard?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My height is 5'11" and weight is 60 kg. I am pretty lean. I have an issue with facial hair growth. I am unable to grow a proper beard. It just does not grow, although when I look closely at the mirror there are some small hairs on the side. I have some prominent facial ...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Kirti Dixit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You do not have any abnormality in hair growth. Hair growth varies between individuals and is influenced by genetics. Just because you have good hair growth on other parts of your body does not necessarily mean that you will have the same growth on your face. If the lack ...  Read Full »

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