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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Female pattern baldness, similar to male pattern baldness, leads to a thinning, particularly on the top of the scalp, and is related to hormone levels.
Once male or female pattern baldness kicks in, the tufts lose hairs and the scalp develops bald spots.
Megan has previously struggled with confidence because she has female pattern baldness, but has learnt a lot about hair through her treatment - and styling other people to make them feel happy gives her a massive boost.
* Women suffer from female pattern baldness also caused mostly by hormones.
In sections on biology, ingredients, products, and testing, they explore such topics as approaches to and characterization of hair growth, ethnic hair and scalp disorders, hair and amino acids, improving hair color retention using quat functional olefin-graft polymers, applying t-falvanone to treat female pattern baldness, innovations in hair styling technology, and certifying hair product claims.
The survey of 1,0001 adults found that more than three-quarters of Americans incorrectly cite stress as a leading cause of hair loss, while more than one-third think wearing a hat and overstyling hair can cause common male and female pattern baldness.
Is there such a thing as "female pattern baldness?" If not, isn't the male term either redundant or unnecessary?
The primary cause of alopecia is female pattern baldness. After ruling out hyperandrogenism, consider treatment with minoxidil, Dr.