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What are the symptoms of baldness?

The most common type of baldness is androgenetic baldness, also known as pattern baldness. This type of baldness results from hereditary predisposition and appears to be related to the hormone dihydrotestosterone. In men, it is characterized by a receding hairline and a loss of hair at the crown or vertex of the scalp and may begin prior to the age of 20. In women, pattern baldness appears as thinning of the hair in the front and sides of the scalp, as well as the vertex region. Men may experience partial or complete hair loss as a result of pattern baldness, while women generally experience only partial hair loss from this process. Other causes of baldness include poor nutrition, other diseases, medical therapy, hormone changes, chemicals, and local infection.

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