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Is female pattern balding and male pattern balding the same thing? Are the causes the same?

Is female pattern balding and male pattern balding the same thing? Are the causes the same?

Similar: Androgenetic hair loss related to hormones and genetics are quite different for men and for women. Also each individual will have their own variation. With men it begins as a teen and progresses for 20 years or more. Women begin later. Pregnancy, birth control, and menopause are factors. Women thin out on top but do not become completely bald. ...Read more

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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 female pattern balding, is there any supplements or vitamins i could take to help?

I have female pattern balding, is there any supplements or vitamins i could take to help?

None will help: Female pattern hair loss is not responsive to vitamins. In general, only Minoxidil is of any benefit, and how much hair grows is variable. Read the package carefully and make sure you can use it, or see a dermatologist. And be patient...You need to give it at least 6 months before you give up. ...Read more

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Male balding pattern.Hair loss for 3-4 yrs. Tried homeopathy 4 around a year.Left it as not sure of the results. Is using finpecia tablets beneficial?

Male balding pattern.Hair loss for 3-4 yrs. Tried homeopathy 4 around a year.Left it as not sure of the results. Is using finpecia tablets beneficial?

Finesteride: Finesteride is not indicated in women. It is a strong teratogen (causes birth defects) and does not have a large amount of data in women. Spironolactone may be an option with a similar principal. ...Read more

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At the early age of 20, I have become bald in mpb pattern. Thedoctor said my excessive ejaculation like 20 times a week for two years caused premature baldness! can it happen?

At the early age of 20, I have become bald in mpb pattern. Thedoctor said my excessive ejaculation like 20 times a week for two years caused premature baldness! can it happen?

He said what?: If your physician really told you this, get a different physician. All guys lose the hair on their temples around age 20; if you're really having progression this early, you have a choice. You can try various topical and systemic medications to slow down the progression. Or you can embrace your hereditary & masculinity. A man's looking good is about fitness, not hair. It's your choice! ...Read more

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I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

I am balding prematurely, male pattern baldness. Is there a solution?

Baldness: Male pattern baldness affects many people in the United States. There are many possible solutions but you should see your doctor for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Female pattern baldness is genetics? if so, how is it genetic exactly? from my mothers side? can you please clarify because my moms side are not bald

Female pattern baldness is genetics? if so, how is it genetic exactly? from my mothers side? can you please clarify because my moms side are not bald

BOTH SIDES: Definitely baldness is usually transmitted genetically. Both parents, unles or aunts or siblings also having it. Well documented and applies also in male hormone disturbances in women of family. ...Read more

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Sir .. I have been experiencing Male Pattern Baldness . I have been slowly developing M shapes bald on front of my head like my Dad . What can I do ?

Sir .. I have been experiencing Male Pattern Baldness . I have been slowly developing M shapes bald on front of my head like my Dad . What can I do ?

Male baldness: 18 M from India notes he is developing a baldness pattern like his Dad. Asks what can I do? ANS: Choose different parents next time is my standard answer-little dr humor here! But there are several things available including hair transplants. Probably better to just decide that is the way you are going to look as you age and worry about other things. Maybe think Yul Brynner? ? Spelling. ...Read more

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Does Male Pattern Baldness comes with a scalp that suffers from inflammation? (Only in the balding area)

Does Male Pattern Baldness comes with a scalp that suffers from inflammation? (Only in the balding area)

No: This isn't an inflammatory disorder. Anyone telling you otherwise is giving you misinformation. If inflammation is visible on inspection of the scalp, this may actually be a fungus. ...Read more

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Why do guys who are bald have much rounder and pointer heads than guys who don't get bald? Is skull growth a contributor to male pattern baldness?

Why do guys who are bald have much rounder and pointer heads than guys who don't get bald? Is skull growth a contributor to male pattern baldness?

Science: I like this question and i like that you are asking it. But, as a physician i can guarantee you that your hypothesis, that all balding men have a specific head shape, is incorrect. Men who are balding or are bald have every normal shape of head as any other population. Head shape in no way is a contributor to male pattern baldness. Great question though. ...Read more

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What does an ANA titer of 1:40 with a homogeneous pattern usually indicate with bald spots on my scalp?

What does an ANA titer of 1:40 with a homogeneous pattern usually indicate with bald spots on my scalp?

See a rheumatologist: An ANA titer of only 1:40 is usually considered to be a negative test. With the other issues, i would urge an opinion with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a female (22) with thin hair and a Y-shaped bald pattern on the crown. The hair just splits at the crown, what to do? dry,little itchy scalp

Hi, I am a female (22) with thin hair and a Y-shaped bald pattern on the crown. The hair just splits at the crown, what to do? dry,little itchy scalp

TurnALossIntoAGain: At 22 years you have a good chance to beat this but you need to see a hair specialist for analysis of your hair and hair follicles, plus some other medical stuff, ASAP. You're shedding more than the usual 100-150 hairs a day. I assume by "Y" pattern you meant a "V," which is thinning on each temple area, called "male pattern," for obvious reason. Lotsa causes, lotsa possible cures. See a hair doc! ...Read more

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Hair transplantation: Half dollar sized bald spot top back part of scalp due to pattern baldness. What to do besides shaving head?

Hair transplantation: Half dollar sized bald spot top back part of scalp due to pattern baldness. What to do besides shaving head?

Another option: Hi. Hair transplantation and shaving your head are NOT the only options for a small bald spot. Let me suggest to you what most men do...live with it and do nothing about it! It will do you no harm. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is balding. Why?

My girlfriend is balding. Why?

Balding girlfriend: Look at her relatives and suspect you will find it runs in the family. If not discuss with your Dr. as many causes. ...Read more

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How can I stop premature balding?

How can I stop premature balding?

See a dermatologist: Many men today shave their scalps because it makes them appear really cool. If you feel strongly about having more scalp hair, first get a diagnosis. Your dr might give a prescription for finasteride. The dose is 1mg a day, not covered by ins. You can save a lot of money if the prescription is for 5mg tabs: you then use a pill cutter to make 1 pill into 4 pieces. Meanwhile you can begin otc minoxi. ...Read more

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What is the average age of balding?

No average: There is no "average", as some men begin to lose hair early in life and others are buried with a full head of hair. Look at your parents and other family members to get a good estimate of what to expect. ...Read more

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Do men often start balding at the crown?

Do men often start balding at the crown?

Varies: More than 95% of hair thinning in men is male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a "receding hairline") and/or a thinning crown (balding to the area known as the ‘vertex’). Both become more pronounced until they eventually meet, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair back of head. ...Read more

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