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 for male pattern baldness

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

(Proscar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
male pattern baldness (3)

Data from patients with male pattern baldness, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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
erectile dysfunction
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
male pattern baldness (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with male pattern baldness, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has male pattern baldness on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 59 say male pattern baldness is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 10
30s 46
40s 20
50s 6
60s 5
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 18
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 84
Female 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 33
Not Diagnosed 9

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