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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Why am I suffering severe hair fall despite no major medical conditions?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I have severe hair fall. I take multivitamins and iron pills daily for iron deficiency. I have tried biotin, expensive shampoos, conditioners, leave-in conditioner, etc. Nothing seems to be working. I wash my hair every other day because it tends to get very...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Excessive hair fall can be due to male or female pattern baldness, physical illness or mental stress in the past three to six months, low serum ferritin, nutritional deficiency, certain medical conditions like thyroid problems and other hormonal disorders, after cosmetic ...  Read Full »

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 »

Is hair transplant beneficial for baldness?

Query: Hello doctor,I would like to go for hair transplantation. So, kindly advice me about which is the best option.  Read Full »

Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can see that you have grade 7 baldness with limited donor hair. But, you have also got small, thinned-out hair in the hair loss area. So my suggestion is as follows. Hair transplant can give you a go...  Read Full »

Is it possible to regrow hair with Finasteride?

Query: Hello doctor, My son, aged 23 years, started suffering from hair loss at 17 years. Initially, his hair became thin, followed by severe hair loss. I took him to a dermatologist, who prescribed multivitamins and application of Minoxidil, but there were no results. All his blood tests, including vitami...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Finax (Finasteride) oral tablet is considered the best drug for male pattern hair fall and works on 99 % of patients. We use it in combination with Minoxidil hair drop (always use two treatment modalities together). Now, Finasteride does have chances of side effects, bu...  Read Full »

My 23-year-old son is suffering from hair loss and taking Finasteride tablets. Does it have side effects?

Query: Hello, My 23-year-old son started suffering from hair loss at the age of 17 years. Initially, his hair became thin, followed by severe hair loss. I took him to a dermatologist, who prescribed multivitamins and application of Minoxidil, but there were no results. All his blood tests, including vitami...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Firstly, you need to understand that hair fall is not a life-threatening condition. However, it can affect general appearance. Every dermatologist has their own way of treating the condition. In my opinion, I do not recommen...  Read Full »

I am losing my hair rapidly since last one month. Could it be a medical problem?

Query: Hello, I have had the hair fall problem for nine months, but not like this. I am losing my hair fast now. I had this complaint for the last one and a half years, but I have quickly lost my hair the previous month. I went to take some tests, but I did not think that dermatologist was an actual docto...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am assuming you have male pattern hair fall (a photograph would have been nice to confirm). You should check your vitamin D, B 12, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. Rest are fine. If anything is abnormal, then it should be corrected. Now treatment wise, ...  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 »

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 »

How can I prevent thinning of hair and male pattern baldness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have thinning of hair and male pattern baldness. What can I do to prevent this and regrow my scalp hair?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the photographs attached (attachments were removed to protect the patient's identity). It must be alopecia areata. There will be hair loss in patches. It can be treated with multiple medications, but most of them can be taken only with a presc...  Read Full »

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