Androgenetic Alopecia: A Review

    March 2017 in “ Endocrine
    Francesca Lolli, Francesco Pallotti, Alfredo De Rossi, Maria Caterina Fortuna, Gemma Caro, Andrea Lenzi, Andrea Sansone, Francesco Lombardo
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    TLDR Male pattern baldness involves genetics, hormones, and needs better treatments.
    This document is a review of androgenetic alopecia (AGA), also known as male pattern baldness. It discusses the genetic and hormonal factors that contribute to the condition, as well as the role of androgens and alpha-reductase in hair loss. The review also covers current treatments for AGA, including minoxidil and finasteride, and their mechanisms of action. Additionally, the review highlights the importance of further research in understanding the underlying causes of AGA and developing more effective treatments.
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