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What conditions have been linked to male pattern baldness?

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Male pattern baldness generally isn’t a sign of a serious medical problem, but it has been linked with some other conditions including coronary heart disease, an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure.

If you notice your hair starting to fall out, keep track of the pattern and how much you’re losing. You can talk to your doctor to rule out a more serious problem.

From: Why Am I Losing My Hair? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Hair Loss Association: “Introduction.”

Genetics Home Reference: “Androgenetic alopecia.”

American Hair Loss Association: “Causes of Hair Loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Overview”

NHS choices: “Hair loss.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hair loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Causes & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 07, 2017

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: “Introduction.”

Genetics Home Reference: “Androgenetic alopecia.”

American Hair Loss Association: “Causes of Hair Loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Overview”

NHS choices: “Hair loss.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hair loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Causes & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 07, 2017

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