I am 23 years old and I am an avid bodybuilder. I work out 6x per week, and the only supplements I take are whey protein and creatine ethyl ester. I still have some acne on my back and upper shoulders and occasionally on the chest and face. I used to have it worse on the shoulders but I started exfoliating and it’s def. 99% better, although I still get some here and there. I was wondering if b/c I am 24 and have acne if this is b/c I have more testosterone than normal. I should also say my sex drive is not very high at all, and I’m relatively unhairy on the chest, back, legs, arms, face.
I also drink a lot of milk, typically milk that says it’s from cows untreated with rbGH or any growth hormones. I read on Wikipedia that milk could cause IGF-1 levels to increase. Could this cause hair loss?
It is not known why one young man develops acne and another of the same age does not. Clearly the presence of testosterone is important for it to be there as it reflects an over-secretion of sebum and cyst formation. To be sure, you should be under the care of a good dermatologist. Bodybuilding, milk, IGF-1, acne, sex drive, and testosterone are all extraneous factors that do not have a direct causational relationship and you are just complicating the matter. As an example, you can have a very high testosterone level and still have no hair on your body. You can have a high testosterone level and still have a low sex drive, because sex drive is a complex problem. You can have no hair on your body and have a full head of hair (or vice versa or any permutations) You can drink rBGH milk or any type of milk for that matter and still have hair loss… or no hair loss depending on your genes. Get the point?
I am curious to know, if I were to tell you that working out and bodybuilding were causing your hair loss, are you prepared to stop working out? I doubt the connection!