Male pattern baldness

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What is male pattern baldness?

Male pattern baldness is a genetically determined, patterned, progressive loss of hair from the scalp.

Common symptoms reported by people with male pattern baldness

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with male pattern baldness

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Proscar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
male pattern baldness (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Onfi)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Avodart)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
male pattern baldness (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lunesta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stresam)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more

Data from patients with male pattern baldness, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with male pattern baldness

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Proscar)
Perceived effectiveness
for male pattern baldness (1 evaluation)
Side effects
decreased sex drive (libido)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
male pattern baldness (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Onfi)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
erectile dysfunction
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Avodart)
Perceived effectiveness
for male pattern baldness (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
male pattern baldness (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
insomnia nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lunesta)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
bad taste in mouth
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stresam)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
restless legs at night
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with male pattern baldness, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has male pattern baldness on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 10
30s 40
40s 17
50s 2
60s 5
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 17
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 70
Female 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 32
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from male pattern baldness patients who have completed their condition history
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