Hair Loss / Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness

As men grow older, they start losing hair to some extent due to different reasons. A big percentage of men have to suffer from some sort of hair loss in their lifetime. Male Pattern Baldness or commonly known as Androgenic Alopecia is the foremost reason of men hair loss.

Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness

What causes male pattern baldness?

Male Pattern Baldness occurs due to progressive thinning of hair. In this, the hairs generally begin to lose at the temples with the hairline receding gradually. Then it causes bald patches over the crown area (back of the head). Eventually, it results into making the ‘M’ from the forehead and the person is left with horseshoe pattern of hair i.e. the hairs will be available on both sides (above the ears) and back of the head. The loss will be greater if it starts at younger age.

It has been estimated recently that male pattern baldness affects more than 40% of men in India by the age of 50. It does not signify any medical disorder, but it may alienate the person with low self-esteem or cause anxiety.

What are the causes of Male Pattern Baldness?

The main cause of Male pattern baldness is the genes predisposing and sex hormones. It usually follows pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown.

Other causes may include:

  • Diseases like thyroid, anemia etc.
  • Blood thinning medications or anabolic steroids
  • Inappropriate Diet (fewer intakes of iron or high doses of Vitamin A)
  • Stress/Depression
  • Treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy
  • Scalp Infections

Diagnosis & Treatment

If you feel that you are losing more count of hair, then you need to be very attentive and keep track of the pattern. You can visit to the experienced NHT doctors/specialists who will definitely guide you with proper diagnosis and treatment; so as to eliminate your hair loss problem permanently.