Male Pattern Hair Loss
Male pattern hair loss is the most common hair loss type in men. The hair on top of the head and the temporal gets thinner and weaker. In time, the hair on the temporal gets back, leaving hair only on the middle of the forehead and an area becomes noticeable on the top which gets balder in time.
Then, the areas of hair loss on the top of the head and forehead gets together, top of the head gets balder. At the end, only sides of the head and back have hair on the head.
Male pattern hair loss is an unwanted and stressful experience for most of the men.
This condition sometimes develops at the beginning of 20s.
Male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) affects %25 of the men until the age of 25, %40 of them until 40, and %50 of them until 50, becoming the most common hair loss type.
Guilt is on the genetics!
Male pattern hair loss is usually genetic and it is a source of anxiety for most of the men.
Men get these genes from the individuals of their parents’ family tree. If you are programmed to lose your hair genetically and you cannot do anything for your hair loss, the chance of preserving your hair is very low in long terms.
Male pattern hair loss is outside normal hair cycle. Androgenetic alopecia is based on genetic causes, as the name clearly tells.
DHT: “Bad” Testosterone
DHT is one of the many male hormones in the body. DHT is very important in early periods of a man’s life; however, it causes hair loss as the man becomes older. DHT shrinks the hair follicle noticeably in a way that it cannot produce hair.
Male pattern hair loss is caused by DHT (dihydrotestosterone) activity on the hair follicles.
Human hair normally follows a cycle of growth, loss and regrowth. However, increased DHT levels cause the growth stage to become shorter and making the necessary period for hair loss shorter. This condition makes the hair weaker and thinner.