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Androgenetic Alopecia

The term androgenetic alopecia refers to a hair thinning with different intensity and location, due to a greater sensitivity of the hair follicle by the androgenic hormonal action. The pathology, caused by a genetic component and by an environmental component, is defined as polygenic with complete penetrance and occurs more frequently in women than in men, who usually suffer from it in old age because it usually develops after menopause. During the development of the disease, the enzyme 5-alpha reductase (which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, its active form) plays a key role, with negative action on the hair follicle and the prostate. Among the pharmacological remedies, finasteride plays an important role, reducing the activity of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, although the side effects observed, such as the decrease in libido, rather suggest opting for a natural remedy with supplements containing titled extracts of Serenoa repens and skin remineralizing, keratin precursors such as vegetable extracts of Equisetum arvense and Medicago sativa.

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