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what causes male pattern baldness?

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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 syndrome in women. Certain drugs can also cause this type of hair loss including steroids and testosterone Progesterone and adrenocortical steroids.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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