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 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 Madhav

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 »

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 Madhav

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, in...  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 »

I have lots of hair on my body, but I suffer from hair loss and balding from the sides. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a condition where I have lots of hair on my body but lose hair from my head. As a result, I am balding from the sides. Can you suggest what I should do? Also, I have started wearing a helmet because I must commute to work on my motorbike. Can this increase the hair fall and make...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query, and it seems you have androgenetic alopecia. I suggest you apply Minoxidil (Minoxidil, Propylene glycol, Ethanol, and water) 5 % lotion on the affected areas twice daily and take a tablet of Finasteride (synthetic 4-azasteroid) 1 mg on...  Read Full »

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 »

What should I do to treat severe hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male and have been losing a lot of hair daily for about one year. Now the hair on the head (except on the sides) becomes very thin, and the scalp is seen with an open eye. l have been taking homeopathy for eight months. But hair fall is not stopping. Will I go blad ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I reviewed the images (the attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). This condition is called androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. It is a progressive condition that has to be treated to stop hair ...  Read Full »

Why does my hair become wet even without applying oil?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. My height is 155 cm and I weigh 63 kg. I am facing hair fall for one year. Now it is even more severe. Till last year, I was having dandruff problem also, but after mundan (hair tonsuring), there is not much dandruff but hair fall has not stopped. Below are th...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have worked through your query and have understood your health issues. I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I assure you not to worry. This is the most common disease of men at this age. It is actually the male pattern bald...  Read Full »

I have hirsutism, obesity, and androgenetic alopecia. Will my facial hair reduce with treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female 172 cm in height and 130 kg in weight. I suffer from severe hirsutism, obesity, and badly progressed androgenetic alopecia. My concern is with treatment and weight loss my facial hair will minimize, or I have to deal with it for the rest of my life with hair r...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Have you done any tests, or was any diagnosis made for you? From your history, it seems you have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), a treatable disease with proper medication and lifestyle modification. Diagnostic Criteria for PCOS are clinical hyperandrogenism, bio...  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 »

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