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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 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

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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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Does masturbation cause premature graying of hair in teen boys?

Does masturbation cause premature graying of hair in teen boys?

No - Graying of hair: is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...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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Teen age hormonal imbalance 14 year old male questionable masculine development?

Teen age hormonal imbalance  14 year old male questionable masculine development?

Improbable...: I'm not sure what your question is here, but apparently you think you have "hormonal imbalance" at age 14. Of course you do - that is what is normal in the teen years. Nothing is in the right proportions yet, levels change constantly. That's why you have acne, are moody, have wet dreams, voice cracks. Sounds like you are the most normal teen i've heard from this week! ...Read more

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Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Do men who experience male pattern baldness also have body hair loss?

Usually not: The form of testosterone, known as dihydrotestosterone, that causes male pattern baldness is also reponsible for causing hair growth in other areas, like the beard area. Sounds like a paradox. ...Read more

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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

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At what age do men start growing facial hair?

At what age do men start growing facial hair?

Puberty: When a male starts to produce testosterone, then facial hair as well as hair over other parts of the body grow. This is a testosterone mediated process and even occurs in women. Yes women make testesterone as well but not as much as men and these are known as secondary sexual characteristics of men and women. ...Read more

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Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Is being bald or losing hair hereditary in males? Females?

Yes: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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At what age do girls start growing pubic hair?

At what  age do girls start growing pubic hair?

Puberty: Once a girl is making hormones in order to menstruate, then the process is set in order for hair to begin to grow. This will usually occur around 11-12 years of age but may be a bit earlier or a bit later. ...Read more

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How to regrow hair in male baldness?

How to regrow hair in male baldness?

Hair transplant: About the only way to get hair where you are already bald is hair transplant but for what is left you can take Propecia (finasteride) 1 mg daily to curtail further hair loss. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more

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Best hair loss solutions or baldness in men please?!

Male Pattern : The two most effective medications for male pattern hair loss are rogaine (minoxidil) for men and propecia. There is also hair transplants which is the most effective what to stop hair loss. ...Read more

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Is baldness genetic?

Is baldness genetic?

Polygenic: Look around and you'll notice that it correlates closely with how much chest hair a man is naturally blessed with. There's no simple pattern of inheritance ...Read more

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What is male pattern baldness?

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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Is minoxidil effective for male pattern baldness?

Yes: Clinical trials have demonstrated clinical benefits using topical Minoxidil for vertex male pattern alopecia. ...Read more