androgenic alopecia


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an·dro·gen·ic al·o·pe·ci·a

Avoid the incorrect word androgenetic alopecia.
gradual decrease of scalp hair density in adults with transformation of terminal to vellus hairs, which become lost as a result of familial increased susceptibility of hair follicles to androgen secretion following puberty. Two areas of the scalp are commonly affected in men, the frontal and coronal; when it occurs in women it is associated with other evidence of excessive androgen activity, such as hirsutism. Autosomal dominant inheritance. See: female pattern alopecia, male pattern alopecia.
Synonym(s): common baldness

an·dro·gen·ic al·o·pe·ci·a

(an'drō-jen'ik al'ō-pē'shē-ă)
Gradual decrease of scalp hair density in adults as a result of familial increased susceptibility of hair follicles to androgen secretion following puberty.
See also: female pattern alopecia, male pattern alopecia
Synonym(s): alopecia hereditaria, patterned alopecia.

androgenic alopecia

Male-pattern baldness in a woman caused by abnormal male sex hormone output from congenital adrenal hyperplasia or other causes.
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The study was done in July 2014 and June 2015; all the patients suffering from androgenic alopecia and topical minoxidil and finasteride for at least 6 months without much improvement were considered for PRP therapy.
Although the progenitor cells are damaged, HFSCs are preserved in patchy and androgenic alopecia. This is why this type of alopecia can be reversible [20].
Finasteride use, even at the low dose level of 1 mg/day used for androgenic alopecia, appears to cause infertility for a small fraction of men.
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Particularly with androgenic alopecia, Sphingony targets hair loss by balancing the hair life cycle, strengthening the hair follicle and improving scalp health--a critical element to meet the growing needs of male consumers.
The other common condition among youngsters is androgenic alopecia, which is the age related patterned hair loss," says Dr Pikun Gangwani, dermatologist and aesthetic skin surgeon, Skin and Hair clinic.
'We also see androgenic alopecia, or female pattern hair loss, this tends to be a receding hairline or thinning crown.
Finasteride, 1 mg daily administration on male androgenic alopecia in different age groups: 10-year follow-up.
It's important that you contact your GP first - it could be a sign of androgenic alopecia, but it could also be stress, iron deficiency, a thyroid problem, menopause, medication or a hormonal imbalance.
(20.) Reid EE, Haley AC, Borovicka JH, et al: Clinical severity does not reliably predict quality of life in women with alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, or androgenic alopecia. J Am Acad Dermatol 2011.
The data suggest a new approach to androgenic alopecia, the most common form of alopecia in aging males: It may be easier to get hair follicles growing again by improving their environment, rather than implanting stem cells.