Male Pattern Hair Loss

The most common cause of hair loss in men is a genetic form of alopecia called Androgenetic Alopecia also known as Male Pattern baldness. This is an inherited condition when androgens are present in abnormal amounts. The gene can be inherited from the maternal or paternal side. The severity of hair loss is unpredictable. The serverity increases with age and if the condition is present it will be progressive and relentless. Hair fall in men is likely to occur primarily between late teen-age years and age 40-50, in a generally recognisable “male-pattern” baldness known as androgenetic alopecia. Men with male-pattern hair loss may have an expectation of losing hair if they have male relatives who lost hair in the same recognisably male pattern. Male-pattern alopecia is the most common cause of alopecia in men. Men who have this type of alopecia may have inherited. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. In male pattern balding, thinning of hair typically results in a receding hair line and baldness on the top of the crown with the sides remaining.