Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness, otherwise called androgenic alopecia, is a type of hair loss that results in baldness in men. This type of hair loss is said to be due to genetics or male sex hormones (androgens). Topical Minoxidine, oral Finasteride, or hair transplantation are the treatment options.

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I am using Minoxidil 5 % for androgenetic alopecia. Can I take Finasteride 1 mg?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia and also have a family history of male pattern baldness. I am currently using Minoxidil 5 %. Can I take Finasteride 1 mg?Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com MPHL or male pattern hair loss may occur due to multiple reasons, including genetic susceptibility, where hair loss may be transmitted genetically from the family, especially from the maternal end of your family, due to hormonal imbalances due to an increase in the le...  Read Full »

I have been having one-sided hair loss for a few months. What are the causes of one-sided hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old, and I have been having one-sided hair loss for a few months. What are the causes of one-sided hair loss? Please suggest a solution for it. I have even stopped applying hair growth creams after I noticed hairfall.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Hair loss on a particular area of the scalp may be due to multiple reasons, including: 1. Male pattern hair loss (MPHL) is most often genetically transmitted from the maternal end of the family, where maternal uncles, siblings, or grandparen...  Read Full »

Are my reports all right after bariatric surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I had gastric sleeve surgery around 1.5 years ago. I have lost around 55 kg till now and now, my weight is 68 kg. I have not followed the dietary recommendations¬†and vitamin and calcium supplements prescribed by the doctor for quite a long time. Now, I am in poor...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My first step is to congratulate you for a definite action towards your health as the bariatric surgery. Also, you have achieved a great weight reduction with it which needs appreciation too. I understand that you have not been following the diet and just accept the fa...  Read Full »

How to control thinning of hair with semi-bald spots on head due to dandruff?

Query: Hello doctor, I am beginning to have a semi-bald spot in an area around my scalp. I have had ongoing dandruff issues for around two to three years now. I used to scratch my scalp vigorously to get rid of dandruff. I have stopped doing so ever since I have noticed that my hair is thinning. Also, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. On semi-bald spot apply Tenovate cream at night for 15 days. Tablet H.vit forte once daily for 30 days (for greying and hair fall). Keraglow AD shampoo twice weekly for six weeks. Other good medicated shampoo you can use for dandruff are Scalpe Shampoo, Forfora Z shamp...  Read Full »

I am an 18 year old facing baldness problem. Could it be genetic?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old boy and I am facing the problem of baldness. Two years ago, I used hair wax. Since then, dandruff stuck to my scalp and has not gone. I have used a lot of shampoos, but it recured due to which my hair started falling and did not regrow from the sides as well as from...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Since you are 18 years old, it is too early to lose hair even though baldness runs in the family. You could be suffering from a fungal infection or alopecia. There are many reasons that cause hair fall and it is difficult to decide the trea...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from hair loss for a few years, which has reduced the hair density on the top portion of my head. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from hair loss for the past year. As a result, the hair density on the top portion of my head is getting low.Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is male pattern hair loss (MPHL) or male pattern baldness. Male pattern hair loss develops due to genetic reasons, testosterone or hormonal fluctuations, climate factors,...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have severe hair fall and hair thinning issues, which resulted in bald patches. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a hair fall problem. My hair is thinning, and I have bald patches. I am very young, and my head has less volume of hair. Could you please help me with my hair problem?   Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it may be MPHL (male pattern hair loss). However, MPHL may be due to multiple factors, including a family history of MPHL or thinning of hair, espec...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Will the Minoxidil solution help me overcome the problem of male pattern baldness?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old male. In the last three to four months, I have noticed that my hair fall has increased drastically. I have consulted a doctor nearby, and she said that I am suffering from male pattern baldness, and the only way to reverse this is to start a topical application of Min...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Male pattern baldness is mostly a genetically transmitted trait from the maternal side, including from the mother's siblings, uncles, relatives, and so on, rather than from the paternal end. It starts as hair loss, most often from both sides of the temple, caused by a...  Read Full »

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