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What causes men to go bald and is there a way to not go bald?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology
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In brief: Genetic

Almost two thirds of men lose their by age 50, and represent androgenetic male pattern alopecia.
The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. The genetic pattern thought to be autosomal dominant with mixed penetrance.

In brief: Genetic

Almost two thirds of men lose their by age 50, and represent androgenetic male pattern alopecia.
The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. The genetic pattern thought to be autosomal dominant with mixed penetrance.
Dr. Stephen Friedman
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Heredity is the

major cause of balding.
Female-pattern baldness occurs as hair thins. Male-pattern baldness leads to bald spots & receding hairline. Other causes: Alopecia,Ringworm infection, scarring alopecia (from conditions like Lichen planus, Lupus & Sarcoidosis), hormonal changes (menopause, pregnancy, childbirth), thyroid imbalance, excess Vit. A intake, certain medications, trichotillomania or significant

In brief: Heredity is the

major cause of balding.
Female-pattern baldness occurs as hair thins. Male-pattern baldness leads to bald spots & receding hairline. Other causes: Alopecia,Ringworm infection, scarring alopecia (from conditions like Lichen planus, Lupus & Sarcoidosis), hormonal changes (menopause, pregnancy, childbirth), thyroid imbalance, excess Vit. A intake, certain medications, trichotillomania or significant
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
emotional or physical shock. Balding Prevention> You can't change your genetics. These tips may provide some benefit. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture.
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