Hair loss in men is not unusual. At least half of all men will experience some type of hair loss by age 50 and a quarter of men will lose some hair by the age of 25. Hair loss in men can be caused by many factors, but the number one reason men lose their hair is due to a hereditary condition called Male Pattern Baldness or Androgenic Alopecia. This type of hair loss is responsible for about 90% of hair loss in men. The result is ordinarily a receding hairline or thinning hair at the top of the crown of the head. Though most men fail to recognize the issue until 50% of their hair has already been lost.
What Male Pattern Baldness Looks Like
Male Pattern Baldness Level IIMale Pattern Baldness Scale Level IIIMale Pattern Baldness Scale Level IVMale Pattern Baldness Scale Level VMale Pattern Baldness Scale Level VIMale Pattern Baldness Scale Level VIIThe disease typically begins at the hairline. The hair follicles that are most sensitive to DHT are located at the temples, the hairline and on the crown of the head. Male Pattern Baldness gets its name from this “pattern” of sensitive hair follicles.
When Male Pattern Baldness is the culprit of hair loss the following signs are often present:
- The hairline often recedes to form an “M” shape
- Hair at the crown of the head begins to thin
- Existing hair becomes finer and shorter
- The top of the hairline eventually meets the thinned crown, leaving a horseshoe pattern of hair around the sides of the head that continues to grow.
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