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Male Pattern Baldness

Hair loss in Men

Hair loss in men is referred to as male pattern baldness and androgenetic alopecia. While female hair loss is also referred to as androgenetic alopecia, there are some differences between men and women. We will explore the differences in an upcoming article.

For the purposes of this information we will stick to androgenetic alopecia in men.

There can be a variety of reasons why men lose their hair:

  1. Genetics
  2. Age
  3. Immune system irregularities
  4. Environment

What some people don’t understand is that there can be a combination of these factors which affect hair loss at the same time. For example, you may be working extremely hard and therefore you are stressed (Environment) and because you lead a busy lifestyle, you may also neglect your health which also contributes to immune system irregularities.

Needless to say that, as with all other medical treatment it is best to see a doctor for early diagnosis and consequential treatment.

Typically with male pattern baldness, the hair follicle which holds the hair and promotes its growth does not grow new hair. This is due to the follicle closing over time which thins the thickness of the hair and, when the skin eventually covers over the hole where the hair grows out, the follicle stops growing the hair.

Predominantly, men’s hair loss occurs by receding from the front or by balding at the crown.

Male Hair Loss Treatment

While there are some great treatments available for Alopecia, it is best to see a qualified medical professional to ensure that you are treating your hair loss in the right way. For example, if your hair loss is hereditary, then it may be treated with medication. However, it may be due to poor diet and extreme stress – in which case some relaxing time may be what the medical professional will order. Either way, the diagnosis is important so that your hair loss treatment is treating the right symptoms.