Beard is considered one of the symbols of man by many men, and the amount of beard is related to men's health. If men notice that their beard has decreased or even fallen off recently, excluding other causes of diseases, it is likely a signal of decreased sexual function in men.
1. Excessive growth of beard and androgen
When the secretion of androgens in the body is excessive, such as adrenal tumors, the beard will appear to grow wildly under the stimulation of excessive androgens; Another scenario is taking too much androgen and its products, resulting in an excess of androgen in the body and excessive beard growth. In fact, traditional Chinese medicine has long had an understanding of the relationship between beard and sexual function. More than two thousand years ago, medical books pointed out that if blood and gas are abundant, hair must be long, if blood and gas are abundant, hair must be short, and if blood and gas are both low, hair should not be needed.
2. Beard shedding and sexual dysfunction
Modern medicine uses beards to help diagnose diseases: if a man's beard becomes sparse or completely shed, it is likely a manifestation of sexual dysfunction. There is a type of disease in medicine that affects sexual function by affecting hormone secretion in the body. For example, after the normal pituitary tissue of a pituitary adenoma is invaded, the secretion of pituitary hormones is insufficient, leading to insufficient secretion of androgens. In this way, a man's beard will naturally become scarce, without sufficient androgen support, and sexual function will also be reduced and weakened.
3. Hardening of beard texture and stable sexual function
The growth of whiskers follows a natural pattern, and they usually begin to grow during puberty, when they are quite soft hair. After puberty, men generally grow their beard faster than their hair, which is the result of the action of male hormones. In adulthood, the color of the beard is generally the same as that of the hair, and the texture also hardens accordingly. At this time, the sexual function also tends to stabilize.
4. Shaving is not as clean as possible
Many men have a misconception that the cleaner they shave, the better. However, it is this behavior that causes a "razor lump", as only extremely short beards can penetrate back into the skin. The cleaner the beard is shaved, the easier it is for those very short beards to grow into the skin, causing unbearable pain.
Four methods can easily help male friends discover whether there are problems with their sexual function. The editor also wants to remind everyone that the care of beards is closely related to their own health.