Collated Answers To Questions Regarding Male Pattern Baldness

Question: After recently discovering that I had Male Pattern Baldness, I decided to take the initiative and do something about it. After researching many medications an alternative methods to hair growth, I came across Propecia. After obtaining a prescription to propecia, I began taking it immediately in order to slow the process of MPB. After being on it for about 2 weeks I have noticed a significant increase in shedding. Is this normal and if so how long does the shedding phase normally last? Thanks in Advance. 

Answer: Yes, the shedding is normal...it should stabilize soon, and return to normal Propecia is excellent at maintenance/regrowth of hair....throw in some Rogaine Foam to improve the process.. Also nizoral shampoo 2% is available on www.amazon.com. Check out www.hairlosstalk.com especially the forums

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Question: I know that male pattern baldness comes from a gene passed from the mother's father. My father was bald. My son wants to know if there is anything he can do while he still has a full head of hair, rather than waiting until he is bald. Are there any new drugs or homeopathic remedies that help to slow or stop the hair thinning caused by male pattern baldness

Answer: Nope. Go to a hair restoration surgeon. Rogaine only works as long as you use it. As soon as you skip, it all falls out.

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Question: Would a GP consider me wasting their time if I went to see them about male pattern baldness? I don`t know where to turn but I don`t want to be ripped off by some hair clinic. 

Answer: No. There are prescription drugs available to treat the condition. Be sure to explore all of the possible side effects before deciding to use them. It's a perfectly sensible to discuss this with a physician.

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Question: Because male pattern baldness is tied to a loss in the Testosterone hormone can one suppose that balding men are more sterile, weaker, or degenerating? Is there a connection between balding males and intelligence levels compared to men with full heads of hair in let's say their 40-50's? 

Answer: Experts say they have discovered what they believe is the cause of male pattern baldness. It is not simply a lack of hair, but rather a problem with the new hair that is made. A manufacturing defect means the hair produced is so small it appears invisible to the naked eye, giving the classic bald spot or receding hairline. The US team told the Journal of Clinical Investigation the fault lies with the stem cells that make new hair. It may be possible to 'cure' male baldness by restoring the normal function of these cells, the experts hope. Ultimately, they hope to be able to develop a cream that could be applied to the scalp to help the stem cells grow normal hair. Using men undergoing hair transplants as guinea pigs, the University of Pennsylvania team compared hair follicles in bald patches and hairy areas of the scalp. Although bald areas had the same number of hair-making stem cells as normal scalp, there were fewer of a more mature type, called the progenitor cell. This difference means that hair follicles in bald patches shrink rather than disappear and the new hairs made are microscopic compared to normal hair. Dr George Cotsarelis who led the research said: "This implies that there is a problem in the activation of stem cells converting progenitor cells in bald scalp. "The fact that there are normal numbers of stem cells in bald scalp gives us hope for reactivating those stem cells." Until now it has been unclear what the exact cause of male pattern baldness is, but experts believe the male hormone testosterone is involved and baldness also tends to run in families.

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Question: I am 22 years old and currently show no signs of hair loss. My grandfather on my mothers side shows notable hair loss (he's in his 70s) and my other grandfather shows none. I would really liek to get into weight lifting because i want to improve how i look (I have confidence issues) but with the countless number of things I have read relating the activity to male pattern baldness I am very reluctant to start. Please help! 

Answer: Hi Michael, As you are young and in the prime of your life, I would suggest to stop worrying about hair loss, especially as your 70 year old grandfather is more than likely to exhibit hair loss at his age. That's just biology. As hair loss is attributed to many factors including hormonal imbalances, stress, injury, diseases etc, weightlifting is seriously unlikely to affect your system and bring about hair loss. If anything, if you combine weightlifting with cardiovascular exercises you will in fact strengthen your body and provide a better foundation for hair longevity, provided you incorporate plenty of drinking water and a vitamin and mineral supplement. I would suggest get cracking with the weightlifting and exercises Michael to boost your self-esteem and confidence, if you do require more Information regarding male pattern baldness, check out the website below, there's loads of info and details about products. To your health and happiness.

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Question: I'm not sure if my problem is the male pattern baldness or stress related ( i go through lots of it ). Is there anything at all that can prevent, control these problems. Thank you. Your advice would mean a lot. I'm just 17 and loosing my hair is sooo not good. 

Answer: Go to the doctor and get a thyroid test to check whether it is stress. If it is not that and your father is bald and his father is also bald then it is hereditary. There are lots of suggestions as to how to prevent hair loss; look them up on Yahoo answers.
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Question: I know when testosterone levels are excessively high this happens. What about Male Pattern Baldness

Answer: Everyone is different. Not every male will go bald. My friend Ryan began losing his hair - male pattern baldness - at the age of 20.


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Question: This has interested me for some time now. I've noticed that, say, men who are now bald showed a receding-hairline hairline in baby pictures. Also, men who have full heads of hair now did not. I understand that when babies are infants/very young a lot of the time they are bald, and usually when their hair grows at this young age it tends to take on a hairline similar to that of male pattern baldness (to me). Especially in English males, their baby pictures take on the distinct shape of English male balding. I know this may be pretty ridiculous of me. 

Answer: It is. Male pattern baldness is a sex-linked trait, obviously, considering the name. Most likely, the male will end up being bald, despite the infant's receding hair line.

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Question: I am 20 yrs old and i have a receding hairline. I do not have any major bald spots just the hairline has receded. Does this mean that i have male pattern baldness

Answer: Do any of the other men in your family have the same problem.


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Question: The reason I ask , is because It was kind of a sudden onset....Instead of gradual . I noticed a patch of hairloss in late December 2010 , and it has not really worsened...Infact the hair has grown a little longer in that area. I also HAVE NOT noticed any receding in the hairline or near the temples..... Which goes hand in hand with male pattern baldness.

Answer: Thinning and breakage can mean the hair is missing something such as moisture a moisturizing lotion,cream, or temple and nape balm may control that or strength or not enough protein a simple mixed up egg or egg mixed with mayo can fix that, must be done 1 time every month though Whenever using products or just sitting around the house you must try using scalp massing with you fingertips to increase the blood circulation Hope you understand hun!

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  1. I was very interested with the comment about babies with receding hairlines. It makes me wonder if baby pictures can clue us in to whether or not a man will loose his hair, and i maybe using rogaine early will prevent hair loss in people who would have otherwise been "born with it".

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