Androgenic Alopecia Support Group

Androgenic alopecia (also known as androgenetic alopecia or alopecia androgenetica) is a common form of hair loss in both men and women. The pattern of hair loss in women differs from male-pattern baldness. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Androgenetic alopecia in women rarely leads to total baldness.

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  • Katherine18

    Need a help

    Hi everyone! I'm 18 years old student from Georgia(country in europe). I was diagnosed with an androgenic alopecia two month ago,doctor suggested me minoxidil and i'm taking it. From my point of view, there is a few result, but i'm interested have you taken this kind of medcine and if it has a result. Also, i would be thankful if you could suggested me other kinds of treatment from your...
  • rmiller711

    New and need advice!

    Hi!This is my first time joining a support group! I am hoping to connect with others who have dealt with the same things. I was diagnosed this week with androgenic alopecia. The first doctor told me that my seb derm was causing the hair loss, but I did not think that was right. When I went to another doctor for a second opinion, they changed my diagnosis. I am just turning 30, so hair loss is not...
  • penseuse

    41 and going bald :(

    Hi all,I'm new to this forum, but thought I'd share my struggle and ask for some advice. I grew up having normal hair until I was about 35... that's when my trouble started. I discontinued using the birth control pill and my body went crazy with the hormone adjustment. I did everything: got blood tests to check iron levels, bought fancy hair vitamins, saw an endocrinologist... nothing helped. In...
  • sunshine55

    New to group!

    Hi everyone!  I am a 55 yr old married lady that has been battling androgenic alopecia for 3 years now. I have seen an endocrinologist & dermotologist, that's how I was diagnosed. My hair is pretty thin now. My biggest crosss is my receding, thinning hairline. I actually have some male pattern baldness. I started wearing darling wigs about 6 months ago, best decision ever. I know all too well...
  • MedEsthetics17

    There Is HOPE

    Hi all,I can totally empathize for you, and this is a genetic disease that has been studied for over 20 years now, and there are VERY successful treatments on the horizon. has been an extremely successful procedure, and it's something you all should definately look into. PLEASE don't loose hope.
  • Casey80


    My name is Casey and I'm 36- 37 in July. I switched from BC pills to an IUD in 2012 after having my son. I noticed my hair getting thinner through the first 2 years of his life. I swore it was the IUD. I even found people complaining about the same thing. I always wanted 3 children so in Dec 2014 I had to the IUD pulled to 1- perhaps help my hair loss and 2- start on final baby 3. My hair...
  • romeo55

    New to group. Diagnosed couple weeks ago.

    Hi everyone. Age 55.  Thought I saw thinning hair about 4 monthes ago. Everyone said they could not notice anything, til finally a friend said send me some pics and told me she saw my scalp and to seek help. I started hormone replacment therapy for menopause about a month after I saw hair thinning and since then it seemed to accelerate. The Dr said its " an easy fix" same thung happened to his...
  • 12mk

    does prp work?

    I am 47 and i used nature tint in May 2015 and since then I had tangling hair in shower and lost lot of hair and had itchiness and then it triggered angrogenic alopecia and my hair started miniaturizing and now i have very sparse hair throughout my head which is very very thin. One of the options I think I missed it is pro - partly couldn't afford it and didn't know that i didn't have much time ,...
  • Hey guys I am new to this group and I am going through the same probpem . I am just 20 and at the peak of my youthful years. You know most girls love to try new hair styles, hair colors and what not. Also all of them can let open their hair at parties and gatherings and look their best. I can't !! Though it doesn't really hurt now always but yeah sometimes when you really want to look your best...
  • brokenhearted1220

    New female to group

    Hi, I am new to this particular group in Daily Strength. I am a 49 year-old female who has recently begun experiencing a distressing amount of hair loss. I know acute stress is a factor. (My husband of 25 years who told me every day how much he loved me and our kids walked out on us for another woman and her small children. I almost had a nervous breakdown and lost 30 pounds in about 4-6 weeks....
  • sunnymaid

    washing the hair

    I was told I have androgentic alopica,I wanted to do your hair suppose to coming when you wash it? I am talking about two hands full of hair.When you have this do this suppose to do this?
  • aussiewriter

    an effective hair regrowth treatment

    Anyone found an effective treatment for regrowing your hair? Alternative of mainstream medicine...Thanks, Ian
  • jhm

    need wig / hairpiece advise

    Still looking for a solution to my thinning hair. I have tried on wigs but most have way too much hair and are very hot - like wearing a winter hat all day. The ladies in MSN's wig support group really seem to love a type of hairpiece called a Topper. From what I have researched they are very expensive and hard to find. Any suggestions for me? I have fine, straight, dark blond hair that just...
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  • After making timid attempts to look at wigs a few years ago, the mirror reminds me about my dramatic hair loss, especially at the back of my head. So, still timid and embarrassed about the whole hair loss situation, I want to trying shopping for a wig once again. Particularly would like a stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, even ones that make custom wigs. I appreciate any...