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What are some medical causes of baldness in males?

What are some medical causes of baldness in males?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...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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Why is the incidence of thyroid cancer different in males and females?

Why is the incidence of thyroid cancer different in males and females?

Unknown: Women get thyroid cancer several times more frequently than do men. There is no good reason or cause that we can lay our finger on. ...Read more

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Symptoms of impotency in men above 50years?

Symptoms of impotency in men above 50years?

No erection: It is usually inability to achieve and maintain sufficient erection to complete an intercourse. ...Read more

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Are there solutions for those men with advanced degree of baldness?

Are there solutions for those men with advanced degree of baldness?

Some: Depends on what you mean by advanced. If you are basically bald your options are almost none. If you have some hair left but it is thinly growing you might respond to various topical and systemic medications. If this is a genetically directed baldness then you basically can't win that war. Transplants may be an option for you. I think you should see a dermatologist to help evaluate. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of chronic prostatitis among men in their 30's?

Very common: Prostatitis is very common in men in their 30s. Treatment consists of antibiotics daily for 3 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Hereditary hair loss, if DHT is produced in all men even in men with a full head of hair, then how is it genetic and the main cause of baldness?

Hereditary hair loss, if DHT is produced in all men even in men with a full head of hair, then how is it genetic and the main cause of baldness?

Good question: A good, but tough question. If you are genetically predisposed to the early loss of hair then your hair follicles may not be responding to the Dht that is present. Without seeing you it is always possible that your pattern of hair loss is not genetic. Seeing a dermatologist would be your best option to clarify this and if there would be any treatment necessary. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which . . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more

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Are most men past the age of 30 impotent?

Are most men past the age of 30 impotent?

Sex after 30: Most men older than 30 years old do not have sexual dysfunction. Research shows that there are men in their 80s and 90s who are capable of sex. Sexual dysfunction is usually related to emotional or medical reasons. ...Read more

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What are some diseases of the male urethra?

What are some diseases of the male urethra?

From top to bottom: Prostatitis, bph, posterior urethral valves, urethral diverticulum, urethral stricture post trauma or infection anywhere along entire length, meatal stenosis, urethritis form urinary infection, stds bacterial like gonorrhea or viral like herpes, venereal warts (condylomata acuminata) from hpv (human papilloma virus), benign polyps, urethral cancer, urethro- cutaneous, vaginal, rectal fistulas;. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of heart attack different in men versus women?

Are the symptoms of heart attack different in men versus women?

Yes: Women often present with atypical symptoms such as fatigue, r weakness, nausea, and not the classic symptoms of chest pain / tightness or shortness of breath. Arm pain etc. It is important to seek medical attention for these type of symptoms. ...Read more

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Does androgenic alopecia run in everybody in the family, or are some guys spared?

Does androgenic alopecia run in everybody in the family, or are some guys spared?

May be spared: The genes associated with increased risk of getting androgenic alopecia are primarily passed by your mother via one of her 2 x chromosomes or by one of her 2 chromosome #3. Therefore, brothers have 50 percent chance of getting the same chromosome. However, there is also an increased risk (about 2.5 x) of baldness derived from the father's y chromosome and/or chromosome #3. ...Read more

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Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what is/are the most common cause(s) of thinning hair in younger, premenopausal women? How are they treated?

Aside from androgenetic alopecia, what is/are the most common cause(s) of thinning hair in younger, premenopausal women? How are they treated?

Alopecia: This is a tough question as there are still a number of possibilities causes. The most common cause is a genetic thinning, but traction alopecia, scalp dermatitis, iron deficiency or thyroid disease, alopecia areata (diffuse type), and telogen effluvium are also seen. Some of these causes can also be almost as common. I suggest evaluation by a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hair loss in age 18-22?

What are the causes of hair loss in age 18-22?

Stress or thyroid pr: Mostly come from stress or thyroid problem. Sometime scalp infection can cause hair loss. Go see your doctor to get a full exam. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of infertility in older males?

What are symptoms of infertility in older males?

None: There are no reliable symptoms in a male at any age; the only valid way to identify/diagnosis male factor is with a semen analysis. Older males may suffer symptoms related to performance including ed or inability to ejaculate; these are in a different category from male factor infertility. ...Read more

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What are the causes of adult acne in males?

What are the causes of adult acne in males?

ADULT MALE ACNE: Steroids can cause and aggravate acne. Certain medications you may be taking. Excessive milk and dairy products. Nuts! stop nuts and chocolate. Then send me a thank-you note. ...Read more

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What are signs of herpes in men and women?

What are signs of herpes in men and women?

Blisters on red base: Painful or itchy blisters, usually in small clusters on a base of red skin, that eventually open up, leaving shallow ulcers. Typical locations are the genitals, the lips, or around the anus, but they can occur on other skin sites as well. ...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