androgenetic alopecia

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androgenetic alopecia

[‚an·drə·jə¦ned·ik ‚al·ə′pē·shə]
(medicine)
The most common cause of hair loss, characterized by gradual progression, with miniaturization of genetically programmed hair follicles.
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Robert Leonard stated, "Fifty percent of men in America will be affected by genetic male pattern baldness.
Although finasteride is available on prescription in some countries to treat male pattern baldness, in the UK it is only licensed to treat an enlarged prostate gland, although the manufacturers are planning to introduce it to the UK at some stage.
It is important to note that while these two conditions share the same physiologic process, the gene we discovered for hereditary hypotrichosis does not explain the complex process of male pattern baldness.
A great percentage of men suffering from male pattern baldness are candidates for the cosmetic outpatient procedure, which is becoming more and more popular as myths about hair plugs and artificial appearance recede into the distant past.
In men with male pattern baldness, the hair follicles are genetically programmed to shrink in response to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) - the male sex hormone, which is converted from testosterone.
Web viewers can join an expert surgeon in the operating room as he performs this remarkable procedure on a patient who suffers from male pattern baldness.
In 2008, the company was the first to introduce HairDX, a genetic screening test for Female and Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia).
In a German study, just published in the International Journal of Dermatology, scientists took small pieces of scalp from men who had early male pattern baldness.
Approximately 20 percent of Caucasian men will show signs of male pattern baldness by the age of 20.
com), today unveiled the next generation of its genetic screening test for male pattern baldness.
The downside is that androgens are responsible for male pattern baldness, as well as increased facial hair (especially from the nose, ears and eyebrows).
IVHD's products consist of a prostate health formula (reducing prostate swelling), vitamin supplements, male pattern baldness and hair re-growth system, home test kits, and a highly effective vasodilator shampoo increasing blood flow to the scalp.