Hypertension and aldosterone levels in women with early-onset androgenetic alopecia

    April 2010 in “ British Journal of Dermatology
    Salvador Arias-Santiago, M.T. Gutiérrez-Salmerón, Agustín Buendía-Eisman, María Sierra Girón-Prieto, Ramón Naranjo-Sintes
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    TLDR Women with early hair loss have higher blood pressure and aldosterone; screening and treatment may help.
    This study found that women with early-onset androgenetic alopecia (AGA) have higher levels of hypertension and aldosterone, which may contribute to the development of AGA. The study recommends blood pressure screening for women with AGA to allow for earlier diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Aldosterone antagonists have been used for a long time for female AGA and may exert a dual beneficial effect in hypertensive patients with AGA, controlling BP and preventing alopecia progression, especially if taken in early stages. However, further studies are needed to confirm these findings.
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