Androgenetic alopecia

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    TLDR Hair loss from genetics and hormones can be treated with drugs or surgery.
    Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss caused by genetics and hormones, affecting both men and women. It is characterized by hair loss in specific regions of the scalp and can be graded using the Hamilton and Ludwig scales for men and women, respectively. Treatment options include drugs that block androgen receptors and 5α-reductase inhibitors, as well as agents that promote hair growth. Finasteride and minoxidil are commonly used drugs to treat it, but they may not work for everyone and can have limitations and side effects. Surgical treatment may be necessary in advanced stages, and adjuvant treatment with finasteride and/or minoxidil can be prescribed before and after hair transplant surgery.
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