What is a typical male hair loss pattern?
Male hair loss, male pattern baldness is a hereditary genetic condition which causes gradual hair loss according to characteristic pattern. Androgenetic alopecia is another name for pattern baldness. It is a common form of hair loss in both female and male. Male pattern baldness is a condition that affects about 66 percent of all men. An estimated 35 million men and 21 million women in the United States alone have male pattern hair loss.
- It can start as early as the teen years. Hair loss risk increases with age, with 40% of men showing noticeable hair loss by the age of 35 and more than 50 percent of men over age 50 have some degree of hair loss.
- Male-Pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss for both men and women.
- One parent gives the child the balding trait.
- Male Hair loss is not a disease — heredity, hormones, and age cause aging hair loss. Genetics determines hair follicles sensitivity to male sex hormones, androgens, dihydrotestosterone DHT.
- Male-pattern baldness typically occurs in men between 20 and 45 because of high levels of androgens, such as testosterone and dihydroxy-testosterone (DHT).
- Male pattern hair loss, also called Androgenic alopecia, develops as a gradual reduction in hair follicle size and shorter cycles in the active growth phase.
Male-pattern baldness typically occurs in men between 20 and 45 because of high levels of androgens, such as testosterone and dihydroxy-testosterone (DHT). Androgenic alopecia develops as a gradual reduction in hair follicle size and shorter cycles in the active growth phase.
Our genetics signal the hair follicle to produce an enzyme named five alpha reductase. When the testosterone present in the follicle combines with the enzyme five alpha reductase, it produces dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair follicle receptors are sensitive to DHT and thereby start the process of male or female pattern hair loss.
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