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What is Androgenetic alopecia?

What is Androgenetic alopecia?

  • Androgenetic alopecia: A form of hair loss that can affect men or women. In males, the hair loss starts over the temples and the hairline recedes gradually and sometimes complete baldness results. Women suffer thinning of hair all over the head and there is no receding hairline.

Androgenetic alopecia: Introduction

Types of Androgenetic alopecia:

Broader types of Androgenetic alopecia:

How many people get Androgenetic alopecia?

Prevalance of Androgenetic alopecia: estimated 35 million men suffer from androgenetic alopecia in the US, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate of Androgenetic alopecia: approx 1 in 7 or 12.87% or 35 million people in USA [about data]

Who gets Androgenetic alopecia?

Gender Ratio for Androgenetic alopecia: male predominance

How serious is Androgenetic alopecia?

Prognosis of Androgenetic alopecia: males: often leads to partial or complete baldness, females: rarely leads to baldness

What causes Androgenetic alopecia?

Causes of Androgenetic alopecia: see causes of Androgenetic alopecia

What are the symptoms of Androgenetic alopecia?

Symptoms of Androgenetic alopecia: see symptoms of Androgenetic alopecia

Onset of Androgenetic alopecia: can start as early as teen but usually males: over the age of 50, females: after menopause

Androgenetic alopecia: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Androgenetic alopecia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Androgenetic alopecia: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Androgenetic alopecia.
Treatments for Androgenetic alopecia: see treatments for Androgenetic alopecia
Research for Androgenetic alopecia: see research for Androgenetic alopecia

Name and Aliases of Androgenetic alopecia

Main name of condition: Androgenetic alopecia

Other names or spellings for Androgenetic alopecia:

androgenic alopecia, female pattern baldness, male pattern baldness, male pattern alopecia, pattern baldness

Androgenetic alopecia: Related Conditions

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