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Androgenetic alopecia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXXX
User :   did u get my query
Doctor :   No please
User :   I am 32 yrs old male. Recently I am noticin a lot of hair loss/early signs of badling. I know its a natural phenomenon, but wanted to know is there any precautions that can be doen to arrect the hair loss
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May i know your age?
Doctor :   ok 32
Doctor :   is it more from the front?
User :   yes, hair line is receding
Doctor :   yes it might be androgenic alopecia
Doctor :   which is assctd with testosterone
User :   also noticing some patches in the centre
Doctor :   the male hormone
Doctor :   is it fully bald there?
User :   no not yet
User :   but hair has thinned a lot, very early signs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you try nay medicated shampoo?
User :   no this is the first time i am consulting any one on this
Doctor :   ok
User :   i just use clinic all clear shampoo maybe once in 2 weeks
Doctor :   do you have any other disease?
User :   no
Doctor :   Androgenetic alopecia is a genetically determined disorder and is progressive through the gradual conversion of terminal hairs into indeterminate hairs and finally to vellus hairs.
Doctor :   Androgenetic alopecia is an extremely common disorder that affects roughly 50% of men
Doctor :   Androgenetic alopecia is a genetically determined condition.
User :   can anything be done to arrest the hairloss
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you there are some shampoos
Doctor :   Only 2 drugs currently have US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)â??approved indications for treatment of androgenetic alopecia: minoxidil and finasteride.
User :   can u pls suggect some
Doctor :   Continuing topical treatment with the drug is necessary indefinitely because discontinuation of treatment produces a rapid reversion to the pretreatment balding pattern.
User :   Can u pls suggest some
Doctor :   i cannot suggest any online
Doctor :   as you need an examination
Doctor :   Low-level laser light therapy, in particular a red light hairbrushâ??like device has been marketed as an over-the-counter technique for hair growth.
User :   can u suggest any
User :   hi r u there
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