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A 38-year-old member asked:

What causes men to go bald and is there a way to not go bald?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
Genetic: Almost two thirds of men lose their by age 50, and represent androgenetic male pattern alopecia. The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. The genetic pattern thought to be autosomal dominant with mixed penetrance.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Heredity is the: major cause of balding. Female-pattern baldness occurs as hair thins. Male-pattern baldness leads to bald spots & receding hairline. Other causes: Alopecia,Ringworm infection, scarring alopecia (from conditions like Lichen planus, Lupus & Sarcoidosis), hormonal changes (menopause, pregnancy, childbirth), thyroid imbalance, excess Vit. A intake, certain medications, trichotillomania or significant
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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emotional or physical shock. Balding Prevention> You can't change your genetics. These tips may provide some benefit. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture.
Sep 17, 2017

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What causes a lot of men to go bald early, and is there a way to not go bald?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
Male Pattern : Many men have family members with baldness and begin to lose their scalp hair during their teenage years. This is genetic androgenetic alopecia. Treatment with topical Minoxidil foam 5% (rogaine) twice per day will help reduce the hair loss.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Why do some men go bald very young?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
Many Possible Causes: Young men can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, hereditary (genetic) factors, or alopecia areata.
Wolcott, Connecticut
A 29-year-old male asked:

Do all men eventually go bald?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Bald men: Many do and many don't. At age 28 keep an eye on your hair and if you are losing hair please see a doctor. Most likely you won't experience hair loss for decades.

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