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What causes male pattern baldness?

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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 syndrome in women. Certain drugs can also cause this type of hair loss including steroids and testosterone Progesterone and adrenocortical steroids.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What really causes male pattern baldness?

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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 predisposition.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Could eating meat cause male pattern baldness?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: I honor vegetarians who undertake the lifestyle out of concern over factory farming of animals. However, much of what militant vegetarians tell you is simply untrue -- it gets cultish. I'm sorry someone troubled you over this. Whether a man will go bald is a function of multiple genes and correlates with how much body hair he's naturally blessed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for male pattern baldness?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Topican and Oral: After the diagnosis of male pattern alopecia has been established, topical Minoxidil or oral Finasteride may be administered to reduce hair loss and promote hair regrowth.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How do I stop up my male pattern baldness?

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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 (minoxidil) works and its over the counter. You just have to stick to it. Prescription Propecia works too. Final there is transplant surgery. All cost some $$, so decide what works best for you.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How do I slow down my male pattern baldness?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 33 years experience
Medications: Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) are two fda approved medical treatments for male pattern baldness. New research suggesting the involvement of the prostaglandin d receptor in the development of this condition suggest that inhibitors to this receptor may also be effective.

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