Not Medical Advice: Although there's no way to cure male-pattern baldness, you can slow it down with some medications:
- Minoxidil is an FDA-approved over-the-counter medication that slows the rate of hair loss in men, and some men even grow new hair.
- Finasteride slows down the body's production of DHT which causes hair follicles to shrink.
A receding hairline generally does not grow back once it stops growing.
Preventing hair loss is easier than replacing it once it's gone. If you want to find something that will work for you, be cautious as most miracle products are shams. Seek help from your doctor or a dermatologist if in doubt.
According to the American Hair Loss Association, about 85% of men will have significant hair loss by the time they're 50. Some start to lose their hair before they even turn 21. Thinning hair is a woman's problem as well. Forty percent of people who experience hair loss are women.
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