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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After adjusting for age and other cardiovascular risk factors, male-pattern baldness was associated with a 5.6 times greater risk of coronary artery disease (95 per cent confidence interval [CI] 4.0-7.8, p ANI )
P R E V E N TAT I V E MEASURES Male-pattern baldness relates to a super sensitivity of the hair roots to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Heredity, hormones, and aging all play a part in the development of male-pattern baldness. A change in the male hormone, testosterone, is linked to baldness in that it somehow keeps lost hair from being replaced with regular hair.
Male-pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss, affecting thousands of men in Ireland.
They found that a single enzyme has a major role to play in male-pattern baldness, as experienced by the Prince William.
One was the androgen receptor gene and has already been linked to male-pattern baldness. The other region is on chromosome 20 and is nowhere near any known gene.
Thankfully, I'm now recovering from my recent dice with Ebola but my leprosy, rickets and male-pattern baldness remain hurdles to be climbed - just as soon as a doctor assures me partaking of hurdles won't put me in traction until the end of time.
Perhaps they feel the monk's pate and male-pattern baldness makes them look distinguished.
Hair loss is most commonly associated with male-pattern baldness, but women can have alopecia, too, and it may have significant impact on their quality of life.