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In this post, you will learn about –
- Male Pattern Baldness
- Reasons for hairfall in men
- how to stop hair fall for men
What is male pattern baldness and why does it happen?
- Male pattern baldness is a type of hair loss in men which starts with thinning hair from the scalp of men.
- It is also known as androgenetic alopecia and occurs with age due to changing hormone levels.
- Men who have close relatives with baldness are at a higher risk. Thus, genetics play a major role in this condition.
- Balding in men can begin as early as one’s teenage years, but occurs more often once they become adults.
How does it happen?
- As each strand of hair on your head has a growth cycle and age, when one falls, new hair grows in its place.
- Male pattern baldness weakens this growth cycle and causes hair follicles to shrink, leading to finer and shorter strands of hair.
- Eventually, it reaches a point where when there is hairfall in men, it isn’t replaced by new hair growth. And this gradually leads to baldness.
- Male pattern baldness can occur all of a sudden or gradually. Some types of hair loss are temporary, while others are permanent.
Symptoms of Male Pattern Baldness:
- The most common type of hair loss in men begins with gradual thinning hair at the temples or the top of the head.
- It can start with a single bald spot or a receding hairline.
- The hairline often recedes in an “M” shape.
- In some men, the hairline continues to recede until most or all of their hair is gone.
- In some types of balding, people have coin-sized bald patches.
- It can happen after a physical or emotional shock
- Handfuls of hair may come out when combing or washing your hair or even after gentle tugging.