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.

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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...

Is male pattern baldness is completely controlled? Thx

Male Pattern . Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. Treatments include Minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). The medications together are about 83% effective. Read more...

What are the solution for male pattern baldness in teenage?

Baldness. This is unusual in a teenager and I would suggest he gets a physical to be sure there is not an endocrine problem with his hormones. Read more...

How to treat male pattern baldness?

Your options. You're 22 years old. All normal men lose the hair on their temples at your age. Depending largely on how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with, you can expect some hair loss in the coming decades. You can opt for medications (ask your physician), surgery (specialist), or be truly proud of who you are and just stay physically fit. 95% of looks is fitness, not where the is/isn't hair. Read more...

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...