Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia, otherwise called male-pattern baldness, is a type of hair loss that can affect both men and women. This condition results in receding hairline and hair thinning, which progresses to total or partial baldness. It can be genetic or due to some underlying health condition.

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Is stress the cause of my hair loss problem?

Query: I have hair loss problems at age 17 this first started late last year. I didn’t really notice it at first till I shaved my head. I used to use minoxidil for about 4 weeks then stopped and just oils till now. I had gone through a breakup 2 months prior so I don’t know if it’s linked...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Don't worry I will help you with your concern. Your history suggests you have telogen effluvium. It is a condition in which sudden excessive hair fall occurs due to any stress or any illness or any medicine. As you went through stress that might have caused telogen effluvium. But since you...  Read Full »

Does rheumatoid arthritis along with thyroid play a role in excess hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an itchy scalp, visible amount of hair loss from top of the head, and a lot of dandruff. My existing condition is rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid. I am consuming Sazo DS, Nucoxia, and Thyronorm. I visited a dermatologist and attaching the prescription which he gives me. I do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. I will help you with your concerns. I read your history and went through your photos and prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your photo, it suggests that you have androgenetic alopecia (AGA) that too higher grade. Now, a...  Read Full »

How to treat inherited hair fall problem?

Query: Dear Sirs, I have been facing hair-fall issue since long but it has now taken pace. I am attaching my Pics as well! please suggest me something! ( One thing is clear that it is inherited from my father and maternal uncles).  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Don't worry I am here to help you. I went through history and photo you provided, it suggests you have lost a lot of hair. this condition of hair fall is known as androgenetic alopecia. yes it runs in family also. Androgenetic alopecia is a condition in which males develop a patterned bald...  Read Full »

How successful is hair transplant for androgenetic alopecia?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a meeting with a hair transplant clinic and they told me I needed 3000-3500 follicular units (8000 follicles). Attached is a photo of my hair loss, is this overkill? I am afraid of running out of the donor area.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). It is a genetic, sex hormone imbalance disorder. There is a shortening of hair growth cycle and delay in new hair growth (increase in dihydrotestosterone-DHT). Causes in our case can be hormonal imbalance, insuffici...  Read Full »

Why do I have hair fall after surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Last year, I noticed hair fall. Then, I had a surgery for appendix and post surgery my hair fall increased severely. I have checked vitamin D, B12 and ferritin levels. Everything is normal. Since, I am a vegetarian my doctor put me on some multivitamin tablets. I am also taking biotin tab...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from acute telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium¬†is a self-limiting disorder and is very common after any surgical procedure. Keep taking the multivitamins and there is no need for Minoxidil because it is mainly for androgenic alopecia. If you applied it...  Read Full »

Can I use Finasteride for hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am losing my hair day by day. Can I use Finasteride? I have hydrocele. Is it related to my testosterone?  Read Full »

Dr. Annie Flora G

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please do not go to Finasteride straight away. First, the cause and the pattern of your hair loss have to be assessed. It could vary from seborrheic dermatitis to androgenic alopecia to any other skin disorders too. Then, treatment can be planned. Have a consultat...  Read Full »

Why am I having so much hair fall at 21 years of age?

Query: 1 am 21 yrs old. I am facing hairloss since 3 yrs. I went to one dermatologist . He prescribed Menabol tablets Zydip lotion Vits hair Minoxidil solution and seboclear shampoo. And asked me to go on diet eggs and cheese. I started to get some good. But again after sometime it was same. I am losing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: hi this is androgenetic alopecia. it occurs due to sensitivity of the hair follicle to androgens. and is Constitutional you can't do much about it is progressive with age and vary from person to person . most of the time it's familial and more inheritance is from the maternal side. permanent tre...  Read Full »

Please suggest an ayurvedic remedy to control severe hair fall.

Query: Hello doctor, The density of my hair is decreasing and I have a severe hair fall. It looks like an androgenic alopecia to me. Please suggest any natural medicine which can reduce this or block the DHT. I am currently taking Antoxid HD and Zincovit.  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. Take Bhringraj oil and do gentle massage with it of your scalp on every alternate day and wash your hair with mild herbal shampoo. Take Capsule Bhringraj two capsules two times a day with water for two weeks. Consult me after two weeks regarding im...  Read Full »

Will Minoxidil 5% be useful in treating androgenetic alopecia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) for the past 25 years. Now I started Minoxidil 5 %, but there is no regrowth. Can this be reversed by combining Minoxidil and hair laser? Is there any cure for this type of hair loss? Please give suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Female pattern androgenetic alopecia is tough to improve. However, the regular use of Minoxidil does help to make it better. You have to use Minoxidil 5% 1 ml twice daily for at least three to six months to expect a response. Hair growth is a slow process, and the i...  Read Full »

Can I use Hair4U for hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am suffering from hair loss for the past three to four years. I can see my hairline slowly receding from the forehead. I have been suggested Hair4U 10 % lotion and Biotin tablets. Do these drugs have any side effects on the body? Can I take Finasteride for h...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The treatment started by your doctor is fine. The only thing is that the treatment for hair loss has to be followed for a long time and you need to be regular with your follow up visits. Regarding side effects, both these medications (Hair4U and Biotin tablets) are pre...  Read Full »

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