I am 25 years old.my father is norwood 6. and i am also thinning in norwood 6 like pattern.i am taking dutasteride and minoxidil to stabilize my hair loss.its all started three years ago when i first noticed increased shedding.is it the case of advanced balding??if so,i wouldn’t respond to medication??i am on the medications since last 3 years and had switched 2 times from finasteride to dutasteride.currently on dutasteride.
Genetic hair loss for men can starts with puberty and most men who lose their hair to a Norwood 6 or 7 pattern will see that in their 20s. There is no cure for genetic male pattern balding. Drugs such as Propecia or Rogain can help but over the long term you will continue to lose hair in your genetically predisposed pattern. Taking Dutasteride does not mean it will stop hair loss and it is not an approved medication for genetic male pattern balding. It works in similar ways as Propecia and many Internet readers believe a stronger medication may work better. But it does not.
Before you switch back and forth on medications and read confuse yourself with Internet source of hair loss information, please see a doctor to establish a clear diagnosis and come up with a Master Plan for treating your hair loss.