The term androgenetic alopecia usually refers to hair loss with a hereditary pattern in both men and women. Hair loss usually begins in the fronto temporal region and progresses to the top and top of the head. This affects more than half of men and about the same percentage of women during menopause. Studies show that this disease is more common among Caucasians than in any other racial group. Androgenic alopecia is usually asymptomatic. Affected people barely notice that they have lost 30 or 40 percent of their hair, as hair loss occurs gradually.
Androgenic alopecia is caused by the interaction of genetic factors and male hormones. The gene responsible for the condition has not been identified, but is said to be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. People with androgenetic alopecia have genes that predispose to the disease and, therefore, can lose hair at any time in their lives. A genetic predisposition to androgenetic alopecia makes sick people sensitive to the action of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The presence of high levels of DHT in androgen-dependent areas of the scalp contributes to hair loss and slows hair growth. DHT readily binds to receptors in the hair follicles and causes contraction of the hair follicles. Contraction of hair follicles causes hair loss and hair miniaturization.
Alopecia androgenetica requires immediate treatment. Although this condition does not cause serious health problems, it can seriously affect the self-esteem and self-confidence of affected people. In addition, the condition is progressive. If left untreated, the condition can cause baldness. It is important to find the right treatment as soon as the condition is diagnosed. Usually, doctors prescribe minoxidil or finasteride, which are the only drugs approved for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Minoxidil is used topically, and finasteride is used internally. Both drugs are effective in stopping hair loss, but the continued use of these drugs is recommended to prevent the resumption of hair loss.
If you have any suspicions about the possible side effects of drug use over an extended period, you should look for other options. Some people with androgenetic alopecia resort to natural therapies such as rubbing olive oil, aloe vera extract and applying herbal extracts to the affected area of the scalp. Natural methods are also effective, but you must follow the regimen to see the results. Currently, there are other natural remedies on the market. These natural treatments come in many forms, such as shampoo, conditioner, vitamins and supplements.