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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Can Biotin help my 36-year-old husband cure hereditary baldness?

Query: Hello, My 36-year-old husband weighs around 77 kgs and has a height of 5 ' 8 ". He is not under any medications and does not have any other complaints. However, he is suffering from androgenic alopecia and hereditary baldness. He is only on the medication Finasteride. Can Biotin help with hair growt...  Read Full »

Dr. Barve Vaibhav Saidas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are right; Biotin can help in hair growth. I have the following suggestions for your husband- 1. He must eat a protein-rich natural diet. 2. He can take cap Follihair (Biotin, Iron, l-cysteine, Manganese, Copper, Selenium, L-lysine, Zi...  Read Full »

I am suffering from severe hair fall with only thirty percent hair growth after using Rogaine. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old, and I have been suffering from severe hair fall for the past two to three months. First, my hair was perfectly fine; then, I used Rogaine after my dermatologist suggested it. It has been a year now, and from that time, I have noticed that only thirty percent of my sc...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suspect you have androgenetic alopecia. It is essential to continue with the medications to save the hair. Once you stop the treatment, the hair fall starts again. Rogaine (Minoxidil) is a good treatment. But I suggest Minoxidil 5 % with Finasteride 0.1 % topical sol...  Read Full »

I have androgenetic alopecia. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34-year-old and have been suffering from androgenetic alopecia since my early twenties, causing social anxiety and depression. Finally, I was able to successfully fight further loss and regain a few of the already lost hair by getting on tablet Finasteride First 1 mg (finasteride...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Androgenic Alopecia is due to sex hormone imbalance and is also genetic. An increase in DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) causes shortening of the hair growth cycle and delays new hair growth. The causes of male baldness are hormonal imbala...  Read Full »

I have male pattern baldness, and thinning hair for several years now. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, In an earlier query, you had mentioned I seemed to have seborrheic dermatitis and had suggested an antifungal shampoo to be used a week thrice. I have had male pattern baldness, receding hairline, and thinning hair for several years now. Some of my male relatives have also experienced ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Seborrheic dermatitis is a widespread thing, in one form or another. Suppose it is just mild flaking and no significant erythema or patch, that is what dandruff is. You have androgenetic alopecia, as you righ...  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

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 »

What is the reason for going bald at a young age and not having much hair in my beard?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22 year old male, height 5 feet and 5 inches and weight 66 kg. I first started experiencing hair fall a year ago, and after taking homeopathy treatment, there was a good improvement in a couple of months. I did not have any hair fall for eight to nine months. But, from the last ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumaresan Muthuvel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The hair fall you are experiencing might be androgenetic alopecia, and this is a genetic condition. This happens if your father or other family members are bald. Usually, the genetic baldness starts from the age of 20 to 25 and gradually progresses. A fall of up to 1...  Read Full »

I developed a circular rash on my forehead after using hair loss medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. For the past four years, I have been experiencing hair loss. About two and a half years ago, I started using Finasteride once a week along with a Ketoconazole shampoo 1 % and Lipogaine, which is similar to Rogaine. I would use this only at night usually using a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, I would say you have a male pattern hair loss also called as androgenetic alopecia. If you are comfortable using Rogaine solution, you can continue with it or consider Minoqilib 5% (Minoxidil) solution 1 ml at bed time over the scalp. ...  Read Full »

Are the hair loss and baldness due to the medications I take?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male, measuring 183 cm in height and weighing 90 kg. I have noticed that I appear to be balding very quickly. I am unaware if my hairline is receding. But the back of my head is developing bald patches. Before two months, I started scratching my itchy scalp a lot and n...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. I will help you with your concern. I went through your photos (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and history. It looks like alopecia areata or androgenetic alopecia. I need to ask a few questions to provide a definitive diagnosis...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a good treatment for hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got hair loss problem for the past four years. Initially, I had taken some tablets like Follihair and applied Tugain on and off. I am using Tugain till now and I feel that hair loss is controlled when applying it continuously. Till now, I would have used six bottles of Tugain 10% a...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern. Minoxidil is quite safe to use, and has to be used continuously for resumed benefit.The contraindications for Minoxidil use ...  Read Full »

I have hair fall issues. Can I trust Biotin or any other supplements?

Query: Hi doctor,I have severe hair fall issues. What should I do? Can I trust Biotin or any other supplements? If do what are the best supplements for stronger hair?   Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Attach the clinical picture to assess scalp hair density and type of hair loss so we can guide you accordingly. Is your hair thinning? Do you have diffuse hair loss? Do you have male pattern hair loss?   Read Full »

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