Hi Dr Rassman!
I’ve been said I have male pattern baldness by a doctor. I’m currently 21 years old I lose my hair since I was 14. From reading articles over the internet, I think I have DPA (Diffuse Patterned Alopecia). My hair is thinning on the top, but remains thick on the sides. I have loss at the temples and crown in a diffuse way, but not restricted to these places (also thinning all the top). I currently take Propecia since I was 18. I don’t know if it’s helping, but I take in case it would be worse without it.
I’d like to know what causes DPA. Is it really androgenetic? Can it be from poor diet and life style? Is it reversible? What are the best options for treatments? Thank you for your attention and this excellent website!
Diffuse patterned alopecia (DPA) in men is mostly genetic in origin and Propecia (finasteride 1mg) is a good way to treat it. Have you had your hair mapped out for miniaturization to be sure? What is the result of your hair pull test? This test may point to a diffuse telogen effluvium. I can not really diagnose you via this site without examining you first.