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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: It's generally a genetic thing. Look at male relatives if you're male -- females if you're female. In females, it's much more common and severe if you... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Temporal recession: All normally masculinized men lose the hair on their temples around age 20. In men who will go bald, this progresses and there is also hair loss on th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Too much T?: It can be familial, but you need to have a look at total and free testosterone, and dhea levels. It also depends on age. More an issue in women who ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 33 years experience
Hirsutism: Hirsutism in women requires hormonal level tests and genetic history to determine the exact cause. Once the cause is determined then the best possibl... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Similar: Androgenetic hair loss related to hormones and genetics are quite different for men and for women. Also each individual will have their own variation... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 38 years experience
Male pattern baldnes: Male pattern baldness is another name for male pattern androgenetic alopecia. It is caused by genetic factors and hormones.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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
Dermatology 25 years experience
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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Alopecia = hair loss: There are many causes of alopecia or hair loss. Stress & thyroid conditions rank high up there but are characterized by diffuse loss w/o male baldness... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology 22 years experience
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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