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Androgenetic alopecia

Genetic hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. This type of alopecia, which is the most common, is caused by an excessive amount of male hormones, androgens. Also called male or female pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia can occur at a very early age, at around 18.

This word belongs to the category Hair loss.