Understanding androgen receptors

Male Pattern Baldness
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Male pattern baldness is a common form of baldness dogging both males and females around the world. It is caused by various factors ranging from genetic influences and hormonal patterns.

Some consider the problem to be pathologic, while for some it is a part of normal aging process.

This site is a valuable source of comprehensive information about male pattern baldness. You will get to know everything about the causing factors, nature, preventive measures, etc. about this problem.

All these information will help you to prevent the problem. And to counter it if you already have it

Androgenetic Alopecia
Male pattern baldness is common among both males and females. The only difference being the pattern of hair loss.

The prevalence rate is influenced by ethnical factors. Causes vary from genetic factors to hormonal influence. The prevalence of male pattern baldness is also supposedly related to developments like cardiovascular disease, prostate gland enlargement, etc.
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Alopecia Diagnosis
Male pattern baldness starts impacting the hair by affecting the normal hair growth cycle.

Hormonal factors cause alteration of growth factors.

And this in turn adversely affects the ratio of new hair to resting hair.
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Androgens
The term "Androgen" refers to any natural or synthetic compound (usually a steroid hormone). DHT and Testosterone are the two androgens playing key roles in male pattern baldness development.

They are bound together by Androgen Receptor, a steroid receptor. And this is key to androgen functioning.
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Premature Balding
Premature balding stems from various factors like hormonal influences, genetic factors, excess androgen level among women etc.

Some of the principal medications available are Finasteride, Dutasteride, Minoxidil, etc.
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Hair Restoration
The effective use of various hair restoration agents can counter male pattern baldness. Herbal supplements like green tea extract and grape seeds allow natural hair care.

Minoxidil acts as a direct hair stimulator. A combination of both anthralin and minoxidil give an optimum result. Anti androgens offer a solid guard against androgen effects.

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Managing Alopecia
Baldness is more an emotional problem rather than a pathological one. The reason being the general negative perception about baldness. And that makes you more desperate to seek a solution.

Bt you must select the clinic very meticulously. And you should have an effective pre-transplant counseling session with the surgeon. The session will help you have a clear idea about the surgery and what you can expect from the same.
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