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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Male pattern baldnes: Usually there is a genetic predisposition. Excessive activity of the adrenal or pituitary glands can also cause this along with polycystic ovarian syn ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Hair loss: Male pattern baldness is another way of saying a patient has an inherited form of hair loss. Unfortunately we cannot change a patient's genetic predi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: I honor vegetarians who undertake the lifestyle out of concern over factory farming of animals. However, much of what militant vegetarians tell you is ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Testosterone is broken down in body into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estrodiol (E2). Excess T is converted into DHT & E2 above & beyond base ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Minoxidil: If hair growth is going to occur with the use of minoxidil, it usually occurs after the medicine has been used for several months and lasts only as lo ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
10 years experience Family Medicine
No.: Dht is the main cause of androgentic alopecia or male pattern hair loss in men who are genetically susceptible to it. "skull expansion" has nothing to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Baldness: You list yourself as age 23. At that age testosterone should be normal and you would have no trouble weight lifting. If you already have male pattern ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
62 years experience Urology
Yes and no: 15 or so yrs ago a researcher reported that Proscar (finasteride) may help prevent ca prostate. Much controversy occurred. Since then many reports h ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ross Blagg
15 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Male pattern baldness is typically genetic. Though certain environmental effects likely contribute to the rate of hair loss, I don't know of any evide ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Sabean
50 years experience Dermatology
No: Tetracycline and gum infections can be associated with a temporary hair loss called telogen effluvium, but not accelerate male pattern balding.
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