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Androgenetic alopecia

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease

  • Androgenic alopecia
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Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of androgenetic alopecia?

In addition to male-pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia in men has been associated with several other medical conditions including coronary heart disease and enlargement of the prostate. Additionally, prostate cancer, disorders of insulin resistance (such as diabetes and obesity), and high blood pressure (hypertension) have been related to androgenetic alopecia in men. In women, androgenetic alopecia is associated with an increased risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by a hormonal imbalance that can lead to irregular menstruation, acne, excess body hair (hirsutism), and weight gain.[1]
Last updated: 8/19/2011

References
  1. Androgenetic alopecia. Genetics Home Reference. May 2006; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/androgenetic-alopecia. Accessed 8/19/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Androgenic alopecia
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.