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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(2000) Male pattern baldness. Southern Medical Journal, 93(7), 657-662.
Male pattern baldness, which affects half of all men by the age of 50, is thought to occur when follicles produce an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase.
Age-defying skin preparations, BOTOX for cosmetic anti-aging procedures and the hair growth stimulant finasteride for male pattern baldness will generate the most rapid sales gains among finished products.
I would like to try Propecia, the new prescription treatment for male pattern baldness. I understand that this drug has some antiandrogenic effects, at least on hair follicles and the prostate gland.
(Earlier this month, the FDA ruled that all over-the-counter products being sold as hair-restorers fail to show any evidence of doing what their manufacturers claim - yet a gullible public continues to spend millions each year on these worthless products.) Experts believe the drug prevents male sex hormones from doing their dastardly deeds on hair follicles of the male scalp, as is the horrible fate of those, like your editor, cursed by androgenetic alopecia, the most common cause of male pattern baldness. Cyoctol binds itself to the hair follicle cells, preventing the cells from binding with dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a male hormone.
"Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is triggered by the genes passed from your father or either grandfather, two brothers can take these genes from different members of the family so will have differing amounts of loss," Oliver said.
A study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, however, claims that those with male pattern baldness or who simply choose to shave their heads are actually more confident and masculine than those with a full head of hair.
Most of the products including its hair restoration product to treat male pattern baldness have undergone clinical trials.
M2 PHARMA-July 29, 2015-Cytori Therapeutics announces US FDA conditional IDE approval for clinical trial of technology to treat female and early male pattern baldness
While it's well known that many men lose their hair as they age (known as male pattern baldness), there's far less awareness of the fact that women and children can be affected by baldness too.
Much to his chagrin, Adler is part of the 60 percent of the hair loss population experiencing male pattern baldness. A 2004 Met-RX champion, Adler takes great care of his body and enjoys a very healthy lifestyle.