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Is male pattern baldness genetic?

Is male pattern baldness genetic?

Yes: The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. It is thought to be autosomal dominant with mexed penetrance. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Is male pattern baldness always genetic?

Is male pattern baldness always genetic?

Pattern Hair Loss: Male patterned baldness, androgenetic alopecia, is a genetic disease that causes hair loss in certain areas of the scalp, in certain people, usually males. It may not be easy to figure out the genetic link, from either maternal or paternal side of the family. It occurs usually only when there are male hormones, and so young men get it, and older, post menopausal women, who no longer make estrogens. ...Read more

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Is male pattern baldness is completely controlled?Thx

Is male pattern baldness is completely controlled?Thx

Male Pattern : Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. Treatments include Minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). The medications together are about 83% effective. ...Read more

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What are the solution for male pattern baldness in teenage?

Baldness: This is unusual in a teenager and I would suggest he gets a physical to be sure there is not an endocrine problem with his hormones. ...Read more

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How to treat male pattern baldness ?

How to treat male pattern baldness ?

Your options: You're 22 years old. All normal men lose the hair on their temples at your age. Depending largely on how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with, you can expect some hair loss in the coming decades. You can opt for medications (ask your physician), surgery (specialist), or be truly proud of who you are and just stay physically fit. 95% of looks is fitness, not where the is/isn't hair. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent male pattern baldness?

Is there any way to prevent male pattern baldness?

Treatments available: Rogaine (minoxidil topical) is very effective at preventing further hair loss and can help some improve hair density. For men, Propecia (finasteride) is a good adjunctive treatment which will synergize with the rogaine. Hair transplant is a viable option for treatment of hair loss if it is more severe. Seek a specialist in the field of hair transplantation. ...Read more

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Male pattern baldness treatment?

Male pattern baldness treatment?

Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia: These are the two most commonly recommended regimens under the guidance of dermatologists. See a doc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for male pattern baldness?

What is the treatment for male pattern baldness?

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. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts? Could weight lifting exacerbate male pattern baldness?

What are your thoughts? Could weight lifting exacerbate male pattern baldness?

ALOPECIA TX: UNLIKELY: HAIR LOSS may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start at a Lo dose and work up. ...Read more

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My family has no history of hairless or male pattern baldness how come I am losing my hair?

My family has no history of hairless or male pattern baldness how come I am losing my hair?

LOSING HAIR: No one knows why you are losing your hair. History of family baldness doesn't always pass on to future generations. It may occasionally skip generations. How about your grandparents and greatgrandparents? Any baldness way back in the family? How about aunts and uncles? In any case, stop worrying. There are a few medications that might resolve it. ...Read more

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What is the most advanced solution to grow hair if I am in 2nd stage of male pattern baldness.

What is the most advanced solution to grow hair if I am in 2nd stage of male pattern baldness.

Propecia and Rogaine (minoxidil): You can take Propecia and use men's strength or extra strength rogaine (minoxidil). The combination often works well in your age group. ...Read more

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Does Nioxin system 2 stops male pattern baldness?? or it increases hair fall? should i use it>

Does Nioxin system 2  stops male pattern baldness??
or it increases hair fall? should i use it>

Save your money: This product may make your hair look nice and even seem thicker but it does nothing to reverse or prevent hair loss from male pattern baldness. The only really effective drugs for this are minoxidil and finasteride. ...Read more

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Best supplements that are OTC that MAY (keyword MAY) help somehwat with male pattern baldness? Very slight mpb.

Best supplements that are OTC that MAY (keyword MAY) help somehwat with male pattern baldness? Very slight mpb.

If you look up: my publications you will see great results with a supplement we have been researching called viviscal. we have seen great results and are currently using it for mens study with great preliminary results ...Read more

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Which is the best medicine for stopping male pattern baldness.Can hair be regrown trough some kind of medicine ?

Which is the best medicine for stopping male pattern baldness.Can hair be regrown trough some kind of medicine ?

See a dermatologist: First get a diagnosis. Minoxidil solution applied to scalp is cheap & helps if used daily for years. Oral Finasteride is very safe for men, cheap if generic (get a pill cutter), reduces prostate trouble as well. ...Read more

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Hi there, I am a 32 year old male and am struggling with male pattern baldness. Is Propecia fairly safe to use, can u provide a script? Thanks

Hi there, I am a 32 year old male and am struggling with male pattern baldness. Is Propecia fairly safe to use, can u provide a script? Thanks

Your choice: Prophecia is an option, we cannot write a Rx here, but you have a better option. Nothing in the world looks better than a physically fit man, very likely with great chest hair, and who's got some well-cared-for facial hair, and a receding hairline that says, "I'm not a dumb kid any more." Muscle up, be lean, embrace your genetics, and look great. It is entirely under your control. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of 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