Thank you so very much for writing this to me. I am so grateful for your kind words. They are very encouraging to me and for many others who are going through alopecia and hair loss issues. Please know that you have not only really helped to give me some very much needed support, but your comment is also very inspiring to many others. I pray that your hair continues to grow and flourish and that you are blessed, just as you have blessed us here today. Please stay in touch and feel free to write to me anytime. I really need more people like you in my life. Stay sweet and have a great day! BUG HUGS!! xox
Androgenic Alopecia - Androgenetic
Androgenetic alopecia In men, or male pattern baldness, is recognized increasingly as a physically and psychologically harmful medical condition. Androgenetic alopecia affects at least half of white men by the age of 50 years. Although androgenetic alopecia does not appear to cause direct physical harm, hair loss can result in physical harm because hair protects against sunburn, cold, mechanical injury, and ultraviolet light. Hair loss also can psychologically affect the balding individual and can Influence others' perceptions of him. A progressive condition, male pattern baldness is known to depend on the presence of the androgen dihydrotestosterone - DHT - and on a genetic predisposition for this condition. Medicines, hair transplantation, and cosmetic aids have been used to manage male pattern baldness. Two US Food and Drug Administration-approved hair-loss drugs - the potassium channel opener minoxidil and the dihydrotestosterone synthesis inhibitor finasteride -- are somewhat effective for controlling male pattern baldness with long-term daily use. Regardless of which treatment is chosen for alopecia, defining and addressing the patient's expectations regarding therapy are paramount in determining outcome.