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Hair Loss: Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic Alopecia

This is a hereditary condition and often leads to permanent baldness. In this disease, the hair loss may begin even during the teenage years. This disease is the most common reason for baldness in men. Women suffering from androgenetic alopecia do not suffer from total baldness but thinning of hair. But men may experience total baldness.

Common therapy is the use of minoxidil. For men, a medicine called finasteride is given in form of pills. Your doctor will decide the therapy for permanent hair loss because of androgenetic alopecia. You may also consider hair transplant. In that case, you must look for an experienced surgeon who will graft hair from a hair-bearing site to the bald site. This is a surgical procedure and you will have to discuss all about it with your doctor.

Article created on: June 28, 2006

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