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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 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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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
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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Balshi
21 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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