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Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Usually not: The form of testosterone, known as dihydrotestosterone, that causes male pattern baldness is also reponsible for causing hair growth in other areas, like the beard area. Sounds like a paradox. ...Read more

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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I have heard masturbating can lead to male pattern baldness. If I'm prone to mpb can masturbating excelerate hair loss?

I have heard masturbating can lead to male pattern baldness. If I'm prone to mpb can masturbating excelerate hair loss?

Heard from whom?: If preventing himself from masturbating makes him pull his hair out, he'll lose more hair by not masturbating. If masturbating makes him pull is hair out, he'll lose more hair by masturbating. It goes both ways. Masturbating will lead to the same amount of male pattern hair loss as not masturbating. In real life, there is no relationship. ...Read more

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Does mht work permanently for hair loss caused by male pattern baldness?

Does mht work permanently for hair loss caused by male pattern baldness?

Minoxidil: If hair growth is going to occur with the use of minoxidil, it usually occurs after the medicine has been used for several months and lasts only as long as the medicine continues to be used. Hair loss will begin again within a few months after Minoxidil treatment is stopped. ...Read more

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Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.

Hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still  im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.

It's hard to check: hormones and frequently female pattern hair loss may not show lab abnormalities. You can have a biopsy performed if thyroid and iron/ferritin and complete blood count are normal. See derm for answers and treatment options as we do have success treating female pattern baldness ...Read more

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Can Stem Cells therapy Cure Hair Loss(male pattern baldness)? Is it approved by FDA? I am 28 yrs male, losing hairs from temple and crown.

No: Please do not waste your money on unapproved stem cell treatment. It may be causing you concern but baldness is a benign condition and you may try to live with it or get a hair piece. The so called stem cell treatment will not only cost a lot, will not help and may expose you to dangers of unapproved treatments. ...Read more

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Will starting metformin increase my hair loss? I have PCOS and suffer from male pattern baldness and gradual thinning. I am desperate to find a solution for my hair, which was once very very thick, but also want to lose weight. (I'm 5'4 and 149)

Will starting  metformin increase my hair loss? I have PCOS and suffer from male pattern baldness and gradual thinning. I am desperate to find a solution for my hair, which was once very very thick, but also want to lose weight. (I'm 5'4 and 149)

Male pattern baldnes: Male pattern baldness in a female sounds really odd. I don't know how you got that diagnosis but it sounds to me like you should go see an endocrinologist and bring with you any test results of things that you already have done to you. You live in LA. Go to one of the University Medical Centers and get a good workup. ...Read more

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Can zyprexa, haldol, (haloperidol) or Prozac cause hair loss? I was already experiencing male pattern baldness but it has sped up and thinning. Maybe stress or oil?

Can zyprexa, haldol, (haloperidol) or Prozac cause hair loss? I was already experiencing male pattern baldness but it has sped up and thinning. Maybe stress or oil?

Psych meds hair loss: Hair loss can occur rarely with prozac. After the drug is stopped it will usually grow back but there are times where it can be permanent. Haldol (haloperidol) causes hair thinning on a rare occasion. One out of every 100 to 1, 000 people on zyprexa will experience some degree of hair loss. Even over the counter drugs such as Cimetidine and ranitidine can do the same. I recommend that you discuss discuss this issue with your treatment provider and also get a dermatologic consultation. ...Read more

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Male,mid30s.Always soft hair on head,started balding mid-20s.Body hair not thick,increasing growth on the back.Hair loss on fingers and calves.Why?

Male,mid30s.Always soft hair on head,started balding mid-20s.Body hair not thick,increasing growth on the back.Hair loss on fingers and calves.Why?

Genetics/endocrine: This may be an inheritable genetic trait or possibly a thyroid dysfunction. Please consult your physician for further testing. ...Read more

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I am almost 19.I have kind of a norwood 2 ,more hair thn norwood 2 hair line.Is it a male pattern baldness?Any ways i can stop it or slow the process?

I am almost 19.I have kind of a norwood 2 ,more hair thn norwood 2 hair line.Is it a male pattern baldness?Any ways i can stop it or slow the process?

Listen man!: ALL normally-masculinized men have some regression of the hairline on the temple at age 19-20. Male pattern baldness is programmed and generally proceeds at a rate in direct proportion to how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. If you do start losing beyond your temples, your physician can explain Rx's or you may decide to embrace what Nature gave you, get super-fit, and look great. ...Read more

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Do gym obtained steroids cause body hair loss?

Do gym obtained steroids cause body hair loss?

Alopecia: If this is in reference to androgen steroids then the following is possible: excessive body hair growth in unwanted areas for women. Additionally, scalp hair loss (male pattern hair loss) may also occur. ...Read more

Body Hair (Definition)

Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more