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What really causes male pattern baldness?

What really causes male pattern baldness?

Hair loss: Male pattern baldness is another way of saying a patient has an inherited form of hair loss. Unfortunately we cannot change a patient's genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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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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How to stop the signs of male pattern baldness, can you help me?

How to stop the signs of male pattern baldness, can you help me?

Options: If this is indeed male pattern baldness, your options are medications (any physician can provide these), specialist surgery, and/or embracing your masculinity and your genetics. 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness. Photo guy seems happy with himself -- perhaps this is your opportunity to get back into the fitness lifestyle you enjoyed as a teen. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Tip)

Managing Hair Loss

Daily biotin prevents falling of hair and helps rejuvinate hair, giving them shine. ...See 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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I have male pattern baldness (heriditary). But i'm just 23. I read about minoxidil and finestride but side effects are very scary. Is it worth it?

I have male pattern baldness (heriditary). But i'm just 23. I read about minoxidil and finestride but side effects are very scary. Is it worth it?

Male hair loss: Male pattern hair loss is common. Topical Minoxidil is the first treatment to try, and is otc so it's easy to get. Very few side effects, but it only works really well to regrow hair for 1/3 of men (1/3 get peach fuzz, 1/3 get nothing). Oral Finasteride 1mg helps keep what you have, but does not regrow a lot of hair. Side effects (libido, etc.) are uncommon, but possible. See your doc... ...Read more

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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?

Does thinning and breakage near the crown of your head always mean male pattern baldness , or can it be something else?

Hard to tell: It can mean male pattern baldness but there are also other causes of hair thinning and breakage. Only a thorough history and an exam can help arrive at the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Will there be a cure in male pattern baldness in the future? How long will it take?

Will there be a cure in male pattern baldness in the future? How long will it take?

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 more

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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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more