What Do You Know about Hair Loss in Men?

Q:
What do you know about hair loss in men?

A:
Androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness (MPB) is responsible for the vast majority of hair loss in men.

While there are many possible reasons people lose hair, including serious diseases, reaction to certain medications, and, in rare cases, extremely stressful events, most hair loss in men can be blamed on heredity.

What male pattern baldness sufferers inherit are hair follicles with a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Male pattern baldness is generally characterized with the onset of a receding hairline and thinning crown. Hair in these areas including the temples and mid-anterior scalp appear to be the most sensitive to DHT.

 

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