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20 yr old male. Doc prescribed 5% menoxidil. There is fam history of baldness. I want to know the risks, and are there other reasons for losing hair?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine

In brief: Male Pattern Baldnes

With your family history, it is most likely the cause of your hair loss. There are several treatments, including minoxidil to help prevent or slow down hair loss. Other causes include hypothyroidism, chemotherapy, chemical irritants, and stress.

In brief: Male Pattern Baldnes

With your family history, it is most likely the cause of your hair loss. There are several treatments, including minoxidil to help prevent or slow down hair loss. Other causes include hypothyroidism, chemotherapy, chemical irritants, and stress.
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