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Hi I am a 28 year old male who barely has any body or facial hair, my arms are literally bare and I shave once every 4 weeks, whereas my friends from a very early age have been shaving 2 or 3 times a week. In addition to this since I was prescribed to anti depressants by my GP for anxiety, I have suffered erectile disfunction. I was just wondering if my lack of hair is due to a hormonal deffincey and if that is the case, do you have a solution to my problems?
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Greetings.

The anti-depressants are known to cause erectile dysfunctions and this is their well known side effect. Still the hormones can be contributory and lack of facial and body hair point to some hormone deficiency. A blood work for testosterone, DHEA, LH, thyroid, prolactin will point to the problem. The correction is by the supplementation of the hormone.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

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