Androgenetic Alopecia

Dr. Nadheer K M (AIIMS)MBBS

May 12, 2023

May 12, 2023

Androgenetic Alopecia
Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia is a condition that is considered to be the most common type of hair loss. It can also cause baldness. This problem can be seen in both men and women. In men, this condition is known as male-pattern baldness. This problem can start at any age, but as the age increases its symptoms may increase.

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Today in this article, you will know in detail about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of androgenetic alopecia -

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Androgenetic Alopecia Symptoms

Androgenetic alopecia is also known by the names of androgenetic alopecia, female pattern baldness, and male pattern baldness. Androgenetic alopecia can begin in a person as early as adolescence, but the risk increases with age in some people. Women are more prone to hair loss during menopause. Some symptoms can be seen in the condition of androgenetic alopecia, which is as follows -

  • Sudden loss of hair.
  • Thinning of hair.
  • Increase in hair fall on aging.
  • Patches of scaling, which spread all over the scalp.
  • Loss of body hair.
  • Spots of baldness appear on the scalp.

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Androgenetic Alopecia Causes

Androgenetic alopecia can affect people of any gender and age. Androgenetic alopecia can cause baldness in a person. Generally, due to androgenetic alopecia, men start becoming bald even at the age of 20 years. At the same time, due to this, women can start noticing baldness by the age of 40 or 50. The causes of androgenetic alopecia are as follows -

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

DHT i.e. Dihydrotestosterone comes from the male sex hormone testosterone. Dihydrotestosterone attacks the hair follicles. Due to this hair fall starts and hair growth stops. Men have higher levels of testosterone than women. Therefore, androgenetic alopecia is believed to be more common in men. Because of this, men may have to suffer from baldness at an early age.

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In most cases, the cause of androgenetic alopecia is genetic. If someone's parents have this type of baldness, then it can also be seen in the child. Not only this but if any other member of the household also has androgenetic alopecia, then this problem can happen to anyone in the family. In such a situation, this type of baldness can be avoided with a good diet and care in advance.

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Medical condition

The problem of androgenetic alopecia in men can also be related to many medical conditions. Medical conditions such as prostate cancerdiabetesobesityhigh blood pressure, and coronary heart disease can cause androgenetic alopecia.

Like men, some medical conditions can also cause baldness in women. The most common of these is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A woman who is struggling with PCOS may feel the symptoms of androgenetic alopecia. Being overweight, irregular menstruation, and acne are symptoms of PCOS.

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Many researchers believe that many genes also play an important role in androgenetic alopecia. The researchers found variation only in the AR gene. The AR gene gives instructions for making a protein called the androgen receptor. Whereas, androgen receptors make the body respond to D-dihydrotestosterone. In such a situation, when there is a change in the AR gene, the activity of androgen receptors in the hair follicles increases. Because of this, hair loss can start in men and women.

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Androgenetic Alopecia Treatment

Millions of people around the world are affected by androgenetic alopecia disease. Hair loss starts in this, which can also cause baldness. In such a situation, its symptoms can be reduced by taking some medicines, injections, and lifestyle changes. The treatment of androgenetic alopecia is as follows -

Vitamin supplement

Certain vitamin supplements may prove effective in treating androgenetic alopecia. If you have androgenetic alopecia, taking biotin and vitamin D supplements may be beneficial. Along with this, zinc and iron supplements can also stop hair fall. Biotin, Vitamin D, Zinc, and Iron supplements increase blood circulation on the scalp. This can help in hair growth. By taking this supplement, the hair will always remain healthy.

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Nutrient-rich food

Androgenetic alopecia can also be treated by consuming nutrient-rich foods. To promote hair growth, you can include eggs, tuna, or salmon fish in the diet. Fruits and green leafy vegetables can also help in preventing hair fall. The nutrients present in vegetables can also stimulate hair growth. To grow new hair, you can start consuming foods rich in vitamin D, selenium, zinc, protein, and biotin. Your health will also be better with this.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Protein Injection

Androgenetic alopecia can also be treated by injecting platelet-rich plasma protein. It is a therapy that is injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth and prevent hair fall. In this, blood is injected into the scalp. Both men and women can get treatment for androgenetic alopecia by getting injections on the scalp. With this, the difference can be seen in a few days.

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Androgenetic alopecia is a common type of hair loss. Both women and men may have to go through this condition. In androgenetic alopecia, hair loss starts suddenly, then it gradually leads to baldness. Androgenetic alopecia can be due to genetics and increasing age. In this case, this condition can be treated with the help of a good diet, supplements, and medicines. If you also suddenly start hair loss, then immediately contact the experts to avoid baldness.

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