male pattern baldness


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baldness

 [bawld´nes]
total or partial loss or absence of hair, especially absence of the hair from the scalp; called also alopecia.
common baldness androgenetic alopecia; in men called common male baldness and in women called common female baldness.
male pattern baldness see androgenetic alopecia.

male pat·tern al·o·pe·ci·a

[MIM*109200]
the most common form of androgenic alopecia, seen in men as receding frontal and bilateral triangular temple hairlines, and a balding patch on the vertex, which may progress to complete alopecia; inheritance is autosomal dominant in males, recessive in females.

male pattern baldness

n.
Progressive loss of scalp hair in men that usually begins in early adulthood and characteristically leads to loss of hair on the crown and above the temples; androgenetic alopecia. Also called male pattern hair loss.
A popular term for androgenetic alopecia—thinning of hair induced by androgens—in genetically susceptible men and women, between age 12 to 40, which occurs in ± 50% of the general population. Male-pattern baldness is typical of ageing men
Racial differences White:Black, 4:1; White:Asian, 3:1
Management Finasteride, minoxidil

male pattern baldness

Androgenetic alopecia, androgenic hair loss, male-pattern hair loss Dermatology A popular term for androgenetic alopecia; MPB is typical of aging ♂; hair that once proudly waved o'er the crown, creeps south, eastward and westward, ne'er more to be seen Racial differences White:black, 4:1; white:Asian, 3:1. See Hair replacement.

male pat·tern al·o·pe·ci·a

, male pattern baldness (māl pat'ĕrn al'ō-pē'shē-ă, bawld-nĕs)
The most common form of androgenic alopecia, seen in men as receding frontal and bilateral triangular temple hair lines, and a balding patch on the vertex, which may progress to complete alopecia.

Patient discussion about male pattern baldness

Q. Do you know if Propecia can truly stop hair loss and even grow back hair. do you have any statistics about it? do you know if there are any side effects to this medication?

A. it does work but there is some side affects, as in E.D. while you are on the med.

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Approximately two-thirds of the male Caucasian population is affected by male pattern baldness as they get older.
It is the first signs of the male pattern baldness which has affected both his brother and his father," he said.
A study in the March 15 American Journal of Epidemiology questions the belief that male pattern baldness is a strong warning sign of heart attack or "hardening" of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
I also think the city must ban discrimination against male pattern baldness.
Smart, a toxicologist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh who led the study, these findings may suggest new therapies for a range of conditions, from hair loss due to chemotherapy or male pattern baldness to the excessive growth of unwanted hair on women.
Six million are affected by male pattern baldness, which can start at any age, but some cures offer 65% regrowth.
Washington, June 20 ( ANI ): Using data from its unique online research platform, a leading personal genetics company has contributed to the finding of six novel genetic associations for early onset male pattern baldness
Male pattern baldness, which is the leading cause, can start as early as the late teens and there is usually, but not always, a family history of it.
A WOMEN don't date heads of hair and there's no evidence to show they are deterred from going out with men who exhibit normal male pattern baldness.
Also, a 2000 study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that male pattern baldness at the vertex, or crown of the head, appears to be a marker for increased risk of heart disease, particularly among men with high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels.
It is useful only for the genetic condition known as male pattern baldness.
Washington, Mar 22 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered an abnormal amount of a protein called Prostaglandin D2 in the bald scalp of men with male pattern baldness.