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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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Male pattern baldness (Tip)

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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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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What is male pattern baldness?

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 (minoxidil) (otc) & Propecia 1mg daily (rx). ...Read more

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What causes male pattern baldness?

Male pattern baldnes: Usually there is a genetic predisposition. Excessive activity of the adrenal or pituitary glands can also cause this along with polycystic ovarian syndrome in women. Certain drugs can also cause this type of hair loss including steroids and testosterone Progesterone and adrenocortical steroids. ...Read more

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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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How do I stop up my male pattern baldness?

Invest: There is no way to stop or cure male pattern baldness. However there are several things that have been proven to slow the process. Rogaine (minoxidil) works and its over the counter. You just have to stick to it. Prescription Propecia works too. Final there is transplant surgery. All cost some $$, so decide what works best for you. ...Read more

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What can be done for male pattern baldness?

What can be done for male pattern baldness?

A short list: Topical rogaine, (minoxidil) Finasteride pills, transplants or hairpieces. There are some lasers that purport to grow hair ( dubious but possible). Other options may be highly advertised but are ripoffs. ...Read more

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How do I slow down my male pattern baldness?

How do I slow down my male pattern baldness?

Medications: Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) are two fda approved medical treatments for male pattern baldness. New research suggesting the involvement of the prostaglandin d receptor in the development of this condition suggest that inhibitors to this receptor may also be effective. ...Read more

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Ways to stop male pattern baldness? My aunt hadit

Ways to stop male pattern baldness? My aunt hadit

Hair loss: The three most effective ways to stop male pattern hairless are: topical rogine for men which is over the counter, Propecia which is a prescription oral medication and hairmax lasercomb which can be purchased over the internet. If i had to rank them, Propecia with rogaine (minoxidil) would be first then rogaine (minoxidil) alone, then the hairmax lasercomb. These products have science behind them. ...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


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more