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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I am a 22-year-old with a dry scalp, thin hair, baldness in the crown area, and dandruff. How do I treat it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 22 years old and have thinning hair and balding in the crown area. I am taking Finasteride, but I am not seeing much improvement. I also go through stages of severe dry scalp and dandruff. What are the following best things to try? Have any non-prescription remedies, such as a biotin ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like to explain about hair fall. 75-100 hair falls every day is very normal. So, hair loss should be considered only if the number of hair fall is more than this. Straightening and other procedures also cause weakness of the root. Ot...  Read Full »

I have hair fall of 10 to 20 strands a day. Is there anything to worry?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 14 years old. My problem is that when I brush my hair, I found my hair on it. My hair fall is 10 to 20 hairs a day. Is there anything to worry?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hair is one the fastest growing cells in the body. Hair has different growth cycles like anagen (growing phase), telogen (resting phase), and catagen. Losing 50 to 100 hairs per day is considered normal. Old hairs are replaced by new hairs. If you are losing hairs on the ...  Read Full »

Why is there hair thinning and loss of density after delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old woman. I have two kids. After my second delivery, my hair became so thin. I lost my hair density. Before my delivery, my normal hair will be so thick. Thyroid, sugar level, hemoglobin are normal. I am taking Vitamin supplements also. There is no improvement. Why have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Perhaps you have androgenetic alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia mainly affects the front, mid and vertex part of the scalp. In this type of alopecia, there is hair loss and thinning which manifests as reduced hair density and volume. Minoxidil and oral Finasteride are appro...  Read Full »

I am a 23-year-old with severe hair loss, frontal baldness, and brittle hair. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I have had severe hair loss and frontal baldness for four years. I was on Minoxidil 2 % topical solution and radiance. After treatment, I observed the regrowth of new fine hair, which is not permanent. I was not on any medications for a year, only supplements ra...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I saw your picture (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity); you have androgenetic alopecia. It would be best if you used Minoxidil for longer; it may be lifelong to maintain hair growth. If you stop using Minoxidil, y...  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 every other d...  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 imbalance, ins...  Read Full »

Please give me a solution for extreme hair loss.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old boy with extreme hair loss. Even at this age, my scalp is clearly visible. I tend to lose around 100 strands of hair daily. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sudhir Kumar. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A person normally will lose 100 strands of hair daily. The problem of hair fall arises if the person loses more than 100 strands of hair which tends to make a visible scalp leading to androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. The main culprit is the DHT-dihydrote...  Read Full »

Why is my head shedding excess hair these days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been shedding excess hair in the past few weeks. It was just a few in the beginning, but now when I comb my hand through my head, 10 to 15 strands of hair come out in my hand. I do not know what is causing this. I have tried to find the reason online, but there are many online ...  Read Full »

Dr. Stuti Khare Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly attach an image to know the severity of your problem. It is usually normal to lose 80 to 100 hairs per day. But yes, if you have never had a hair fall and are suddenly witnessing it, it might be due to some underlying etiology. As you mentioned ab...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from baldness for the past three years. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a baldness problem for 3 years. I am just 26 years old. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Minoxidil and Finasteride are US FDA (Food and Drug Administration, United States)-approved therapies for androgenetic alopecia. However, the response to these remedies has a limit, and one cannot expect to regain all the hair that was lost. The aim of these remedies...  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 no...  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 »

I have signs of androgenic alopecia and I have a family history of the same. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 years old and have signs and symptoms of androgenic alopecia. I have severe hairline receding that resulted in a broader forehead now. And the hair in the crown and central hair region has become sparse and very thin. In addition, I have an itchy scalp with tiny bumps on it. But I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It could be scalp folliculitis with a male pattern of hair loss. Kindly attach a clinical picture to assess so that I can guide you accordingly. Take care.  Read Full »

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