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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Male pattern baldnes: Male pattern baldness is another name for male pattern androgenetic alopecia. It is caused by genetic factors and hormones.
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Dr. Robert Bader
27 years experience Dermatology
Androgenic Alopecia: Male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition that results in thinning or baldness of the temples, frontal scalp, and/or crown. The sides and back o ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It's genetic: Look around, and you'll notice that the more chest hair a man is blessed with as a young adult, the sooner and more completely he goes bald. The corre ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
22 years experience Dermatology
Invest: There is no way to stop or cure male pattern baldness. However there are several things that have been proven to slow the process. Rogaine (minoxidi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
A short list: Topical rogaine, (minoxidil) Finasteride pills, transplants or hairpieces. There are some lasers that purport to grow hair ( dubious but possible). Ot ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
33 years experience General Practice
Medications: Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) are two fda approved medical treatments for male pattern baldness. New research suggesting the involvement of th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Hair transplants: Hair transplants are the most effective by far. Propecia (finasteride) can be tried as well.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Hair loss: The three most effective ways to stop male pattern hairless are: topical rogine for men which is over the counter, Propecia which is a prescription or ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Baldness: Propecia or rogaine (minoxidil).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Chest hair: There's a pretty good correlation with the overall pattern of masculine body hair and how soon a man will develop male pattern baldness. The teen who ... Read More

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