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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Balding In Men

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

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

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.

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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What causes some men to go bald at an early age?

What causes some men to go bald at an early age?

GENETICS: 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, >

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

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

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.

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Dht causes mpb. Is it due to increased sensitivity or increase DHT synthesis in the person? And will balding men have more muscle gains for the gym?

Dht causes mpb.
Is it due to increased sensitivity or increase DHT synthesis in the person? And will balding men have more muscle gains for the gym?

DHT IS ANDROGENIC: Dht is a testosterone metabolite that is androgenic. It has not only been associated with male pattern baldness, but enlarged prostate as well. The effects of Dht may be due to increased synthesis and/or sensitivity. Prescription Dht enzyme blockers have side-effects. Instead, use natural Dht inhibitors (incl., saw palmetto, pygeum, etc.) and resveratrol to maximize testosterone for muscle gains.

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Do men often start balding at the crown?

Do men often start balding at the crown?

Varies: More than 95% of hair thinning in men is male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a "receding hairline") and/or a thinning crown (balding to the area known as the ‘vertex’). Both become more pronounced until they eventually meet, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair back of head.

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Why hairy men tend to be bald?

Why hairy men tend to be bald?

Same genes: The more chest and back hair a man is naturally blessed with, the faster his hair regresses on his scalp. This is quite a close correlation. Some treatment options are available for loss of scalp hair, or the man can embrace his masculinity and heritage and remember that 95% of good looks is physical fitness. Photo guy isn't complaining.

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Do all men eventually go bald?

Do all men eventually go bald?

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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Why do some men go bald very young?

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.

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I was wondering what's the probability of me becoming bald as a woman if all my men in family are?

I was wondering what's the probability of me becoming bald as a woman if all my men in family are?

Different process: Women who have hair loss usually have it diffusely and it's unrelated to the testosterone-driven progressive patterned loss seen in men. If you do develop excess androgens later in life, it's something that can be managed easily to prevent hair loss.

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Genetic balding is it reversible in men?

Genetic balding is it reversible in men?

Not reversible: Medications - Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant. 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. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success.

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What treatments actually work for balding men?

What treatments actually work  for balding men?

Medications: Over the counter topical Minoxidil (rogaine) can work for some, as can low dose Finasteride (propecia). Check with your doctor for specifics.

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When do balding men finally stop losing their hair?

When do balding men finally stop losing their hair?

Never: Balding or male pattern baldness is a progressive physiologic change that occurs to varying degrees as men age. It's an inherited trait that effects people differently. If you suffer from hair loss, topical and oral medications exist to help maintain the hair you have and transplantation procedures exist to reposition and mask the bothersome hair loss areas.

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Men that go bald very young? Is it a sign of internal hormonal problems?

Men that go bald very young?  Is it a sign of internal hormonal problems?

Rarely: Young men can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage, certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, hereditary (genetic) factors, or alopecia areata. If hormonal problems are suspected, other signs might exist including hirsuitism and acne.

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What can men put on their hair to prevent balding?

What can men put on their hair to prevent balding?

Rogaine (minoxidil) foam: 5 per cent rogaine (minoxidil) foam will slow hair loss, mostly in the back of the head and grow hair in one third of men. It can be combined with oral Propecia or laser therapy to prevent hair loss. Men with a very strong pattern will lose significant hair but can lessen the loss.

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Is castor oil the answer to bald men?

Is castor oil the answer to bald men?

Of course not: I hope that your experience of being deceived helps you recognize other bunko artists. These people make stuff up and promote it in order to look "spiritual". When it fails, they'll say you didn't do it in time, or you ate GMO food, or something. Ultimately it's a way of making money off gullible people. Best wishes.

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Does propecia (finasteride) work for men who have bald spots ?

Does propecia (finasteride) work for men who have bald spots  ?

Yes: Yes Propecia (finasteride) does work for men with male pattern baldness (bald spots) and there is often noticeable hair growth with use of propecia (finasteride). Not in all patients. And it can be reversible if medication is stopped. But remember.....Bald is beautiful!

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My yoga doctor said that bald men can get new hairs, if they rubbing their finger nails regularly atleast 3 to 4 months, is it true or not?

My yoga doctor said that bald men can get new hairs, if they rubbing their finger nails regularly atleast 3 to 4 months, is it true or not?

Medical Myths: Nope. This is a myth that has no basis in reality. If it were true this would be advised by every doctor in the world since so many men have so many issues with their male pattern baldness.

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