Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness, is a common form of hair loss that affects both men and women. It is a genetic condition that causes hair to thin and eventually fall out, typically starting at the crown of the head or at the hairline.

Androgenetic alopecia is caused by a combination of genetic factors and hormones. Specifically, it is believed to be caused by an inherited sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a hormone that is produced by the conversion of testosterone. DHT causes hair follicles to shrink over time, which leads to shorter, thinner hairs until eventually the follicle can no longer produce hair.

While androgenetic alopecia is a genetic condition and cannot be cured, there are a variety of treatments available to slow or stop the progression of hair loss and even regrow hair. These treatments include medications such as minoxidil and finasteride, as well as hair transplant surgery.

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