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Men's health

Male pattern androgenetic alopecia

Rodney Sinclair, Azar Asgari

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Abstract

Untreated hair loss progresses at a rate of 5 to 10% per year, but the onset of hair loss and the rate of progression vary from person to person. Reduced self-esteem, loss of confidence, anxiety and depression may occur in affected men.

Article Extract

Male pattern androgenetic alopecia, or common baldness as it is also known, affects about 50% of Caucasian males by the age of 50 years. By the age of 80 years, over 95% of Caucasian males are affected to some degree. Often considered a secondary sexual characteristic, hair loss can have significant psychosocial manifestations, especially when the hair loss is severe and premature. Reduced self-esteem, loss of confidence, anxiety and depression may occur in affected men.

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