What is Androgenetic Alopecia in Men?


Another name of male pattern alopecia is androgenetic, which is very common to men. Androgenetic alopecia is seen in those people who have family history of this disease. If one of your blood relative has this problem then there is a possibility to be affected for you. Genetic hair loss flows through blood related people. So it is mostly inherited disease and begins to expose after puberty.

If it is in your blood then it is itself enough to affect you almost certainly. It is not triggered by weak blood circulation level, using chemical hair products or damaged hair follicles. Stress level is definitely influence hair but it is not solely responsible for deteriorating the situation.


Reason of Androgenetic Alopecia


The factor that is firstly responsible for androgenetic alopecia is genes and male sex hormone. This condition is further ebb by some external factors. Our follicles grows hair in a cyclical procedure. When androgenetic alopecia occurs the growth, cycle is shortened and dormant cycle is extended. At the same time, the follicles start to shrink so the hair strands become narrower. Over the time, the lost hair never grows back.

It shows symptoms at very early age of Adolescence. But it is revealed in a full fledge at adulthood and as time passes the tendency of hair loss increases.


Symptom of Androgenetic Alopecia


The common symptoms of androgenic alopecia is extreme hair shedding and sporadic patches. Broken hair strands, scaling, scalp itching and irritation. Hair shedding leads to move the hairline to backward and it takes “M” shape. Within short period, this “M” shape takes “U” shape.


Diagnosing Androgenic Alopecia in Men


Diagnose of male pattern hair loss depends on the degree and pattern of hair loos. The appearance also is factors that determines hair loss diagnosing option. Whether it is patches or sporadic hair loss varies diagnosing system. Based on your skin and hair loss pattern you may require to do skin biopsy, hair strand test, blood test. If there are any other health complication that should be tested to determine right course of androgenetic alopecia treatment.


Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia


In a word, there is no treatment of androgenetic alopecia. So if you can mentally accept the condition that will the best solution. But if you are not still satisfied then you can try some treatment like Minoxidil and finasteride. Although it does not work to all people and it has some potential side effects. It triggers skin burning, itching and infection.

Even it can treat your hair fair fall and promotes to regrow your lost hair. These medicines instigate blood circulation and stimulate hair follicles.


On the other side, finasteride slows hair fall and maintain long hair growth cycle. So you lose less hair and have full hair line for longer period. There is another medicine that is more effective than these two; it is Dutasteride. But the problem is if you stop taking this medication the hair fall will return as it was before.

You can also use hair wigs, hairpieces or can do hair transplant. Hair transplant is an expensive option but effective. But the best treatment is being positive towards problem.

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