Early Baldness in Males and Hormonal Changes Sura A. Abdul Sattar | Fatin F. Al-Kazazz | Othman Saleh Al-Ogaidi

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Baghdad Science Journal

Abstract

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) or baldness is a common form of hair loss, affecting men more than women .The exact causes and pathogenesis of baldness are not well understood. A search for new drug is still needed. This study aims to evaluate the role of gonadotropins hormones in hair loss in males and its possibility to be used as treatment target.
A total of 78 volunteers 43 with baldness and 35 healthy men were participated in this study. Their age ranged between (20-49) years, the studied groups were divided into two categories: firstly according to age (group1: 20-29 year), (group2: 30-39 year),and (group3: 40-49 year).Secondly according to baldness degree. LH and FSH were measured by using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) kits.
The results showed a significant decrease (p<0.05)in LH levels for baldness group with age (20-29) years in comparison to healthy group, while a non- significant difference was found in FSH or LH levels in other age groups. Furthermore, no correlation was found between the two hormones with baldness degree or with the age.
In conclusion, the lowering in LH levels for twentieth baldness men may be due to the increase in their dihydrotestosterone level as a result to getting sexual activation drugs or they had a hypopituitarism or indirectly disorder in their hypothalamus gland.

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Journal BS. Early Baldness in Males and Hormonal Changes. BSJ [Internet]. 5Jun.2016 [cited 12Aug.2020];13(2):0362. Available from: http://bsj.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/BSJ/article/view/2176
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