is it truie that we lose all our body hair when we get old?

February 4, 2007 11:31am CST
i have heard that when we are old we lose all our body hair and go back to what we were like when we were babies . i have no idea if this is the case . a friend who works in a care home told us this and it made me feel a bit squeamish. will we end up as bald as a coot ? nature surely leaves us our head hair so why will it take the other hair?
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 07
I hope so, because this is someone who HATES shaving, I get razor burn and my hair grows so quickly on my head and chest especially, if I didn't have hair I would save so much time shaving, save me money not going to the hairdressers so often and it would save me spending ages trying to tidy my hair up of a morning! As you get older as well hairs start sprouting up everywhere except the places you want it to grow, nose and ear hair are gross! And women with whiskers. I remember as a child having to give a grandmother a kiss and she had whiskers it was a horrid experience as a child, and I used to beg my mum not to take me to see her, as I dreaded having to see those whiskers o her!
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4 Feb 07
hmmm, ive seen plenty of 70+ people on the operating table with body hair so I don't think this is actually true in all cases but losing/gaining body hair is all down to hormones and our hormones change as we age, therefore our appearance will change. So whilst we may lose some body hair and it goes grey/white - no, we don't go back to being completely hairless.
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I believe we go full circle in life. Older people really do have hairless arms and baby soft skin. Did you know that our ears and nose continue to grow our entire lives? So does the hair in them! Now, that makes me squeemish to think what I might look like in 50 more years of growth!!!
@blee92 (581)
• United States
4 Feb 07
i hope not! i don't want to lose my body hair or my hair on my head. i take such good care of it and when i grow older, i better not lose it!
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