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what causes androgenetic alopecia

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijay Karia
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stress and medical: Some of the more common causes include hormonal imbalance, stress, thyroid problems and vitamin deficiency. You would need a physical and laboratory ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Stress: Assuming you have tested for thyroid disease, the most frequent cause of hair loss in younger women is stress.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
34 years experience in Dermatology
It can be: remember, when treating androgenic alopecia, you are fighting nature. There are topical solutions, foams, lasers pills and even surgery (hair transpl ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It may work: Androgenic alopecia seldom starts at age 18 apart from the hairline remodeling that all guys get at that age. This Rx may help some, and there are sur ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It can't: If there were any cure for baldness, there would be no bald world leaders. Your physician can advise you on Minoxidil, Propecia, (finasteride) and the ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Seek other ideas: I suspect this is telogen effluvium. Male pattern baldness is very rare in women who are having even semi-normal female functions, even more rare at t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes -- but...: I read your history. Please get over the idea that entertaining yourself had anything to do with your hair loss, and stop believing what people tell y ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: there are a number of medcations/treatments available for androgenic ("male/female pattern baldness) and I usually refer females to Board Certified D ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Well-tolerated: These medications usually don't produce any side-effects. Your options are medication, surgery, or embracing your masculinity and your genetics. Good ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience in Endocrinology
Maybe : If your alopecia is truly androgenic, then, by definition, it is driven by androgen (dht). Spironolactone will provide blockade which may help. Your ... Read More
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