What causes slow growth of hair on body?

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Posted on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I am 69 and the hair growth on my arms and legs has slowed down. Is this a cause for concern.
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Answered by Dr. Karen Steinberg 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not a cause for concern

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thank you for using Healthcare Magic. Many changes occur in the body as we age, including changes in the hair and skin. Both men and women can start losing hair from the head, and hair growth often becomes more excessive in other areas, such as the nose and ears. So I would not be overly concerned by the slowing of hair growth on arms and legs. If you are developing other unusual skin lesions or symptoms, then you might want to get a general checkup with your doctor. Otherwise, if you feel okay and the only problem is a slowing of hair growth, I do not think there is cause for alarm. Hope this answers your query. If you have further questions, I would be happy to answer them.
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Dr. Karen Steinberg

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