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Male Alopecia (Androgenic / Androgenetic)


For all of the problems that people have to face, it is a shame that they need to deal with something such as Androgenic Alopecia. This is a condition that is more commonly known as male pattern baldness.

Even though Androgenic Alopecia does little more than cause a man to lose his hair, it is something that has become a social disease of sorts. In fact, there are probably more jokes having to do with male pattern baldness than any other condition out there.

What is it that causes Androgenic Alopecia and is there anything that can be done about it?

Male pattern baldness is typically found to run in the family. Because of its hereditary nature, many young men realize that by the time they reach their 20s their hairline is going to be receding. Typically, Androgenic Alopecia is first noticed by the receding of the hairline in the area of the forehead.

This receding hairline continues to grow back until it forms a classic M shape in the scalp. Given time, male pattern baldness will take the hairline to the back of the head. Because of genetic differences in this condition, however, some men may experience more or less of a problem than others.

It has been stated that Androgenic Alopecia is actually a hormonal balance. It is related to hormones that are called androgens. These hormones not only control hair growth in the male, they also control the sex drive. When one of these areas is affected, it can result in the other. The majority of people who suffer from this condition would be extremely delighted to say the least if a cure was discovered.

There are some things that can be done to try and treat male pattern baldness. Unfortunately for the sufferers of the condition they are more of a way of dealing with the situation rather than curing it. There are some prescription medications available on the market that will help to slow the balding process and may even reverse it somewhat. At this time, however, those that suffer from Androgenic Alopecia are not going to be able to reverse their condition but can treat it.

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Alopecia Fact #1

Alopecia is not gender specific it affects both men and women.

Alopecia Fact #2

Around 25% of sufferers from alopacia have a family history of the condition

Alopecia Fact #3

It is estimated that 1.8% of the population will have suffered from some form of alopecia in their life.