Male Pattern Baldness

According to 95% of all cases men hair loss are seen as Androgenetic Alopecia, also known as a male pattern thinning. In which hairline recession starts at temples (right and left side of hairline) or top of the scalp. In final stage a band of hair is around the back and sides of the scalp, whereas the rest of the scalp remains bald.

Hair thinning normally starts in late teens or early 20s, and a person could get bald by the age of 30. About 50% of men suffer from genetic hair loss of different patterns by the age of 50.

Hair Thinning signs –

  1. Quick hair loss immediately after puberty
  2. Losing more than 150 hair strands per day
  3. Oily scalp 
  4. Itchy or pain at hair root
  5. Receding Hairline
  6. Scalp visibility

Development of genetic hair loss could happen due to following factors

  • Genetic Predisposition – This could be inherited from the father side or mother side. This kind of hair loss occurs naturally and could result due to lifestyle or hormone change.
  • Hormone Imbalance – Male hormone fluctuation during puberty could cause hair loss while developing secondary sexual characters such as beard, mustache and change of voice.
  • Unhealthy Lifestyle – Overproduction of stress hormone (cortisol) could cause hair loss. Stress increases high levels of adrenaline along with testosterone. After that this testosterone converts into DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), and this DHT attaches to DHT acceptor cells of hair follicles. Further it allows hair follicles to shrink and producing capacity of hair shrinks down too which leads to scalp visibility. 
  • Heavy Medications –  Many times it is observed that the main reason of hair loss in men is due to heavy dosage of medicines for example steroids.