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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
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. 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 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 thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more
1. I am 26 Year Old Male. I am having male pattern baldness and it is genetic because many of my family members having this. Earlier 4 years back I ha?
Please clarify: consider re-asking & clarifying your question. Thanks. ...Read more
I'm 23 my hair is growing thinner over the top what should I do to stop it. Dont have any genetic history of male pattern baldness?
1. I am 26 Year Old Male. I am having male pattern baldness and it is genetic because many of my family members having this. Earlier 4 years back I have used Minoxidil 5% for 6 months then stopped due to itching and scalp damage.
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Does thinning and breakage near the crown of your head always mean male pattern baldness , or can it be something else?
Probably.: There will probably be a cure (possibly involving stem cells) in the future. As to when, my crystal ball is on the fritz, so there's no way to know. Until then, hair transplantation is safe and effective (if a bit expensive) in the hands of an experienced hair transplant specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Androgenic Alopecia: Male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition that results in thinning or baldness of the temples, frontal scalp, and/or crown. The sides and back of the scalp are unaffected. It is well known that a hormone, dihidrotestosterone (dht), results in miniturization of the hair follicles, causing the hair to thin and become fine. Treatments include topical 5% rogaine (otc) & Propecia 1mg daily (rx). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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