The main reason for your hair loss might be
Androgenetic Alopecia, commonly known as ‘male pattern baldness.’
It refers to shrinking of the hair follicle which is the part of hair beneath the skin surface.
As this disorder increases, follicles produce thinner hair
and eventually stop producing hair shafts,
the portion of hair that is visible to us.
Hair Growth Cycle
In men, the hairline starts receding to form an ‘M-shape’.
As the condition progresses, the hair becomes shorter and
thinner and forms ‘U-shape’ with very less hair on sides. These images will help you identify the severity of your hair loss.
Types of hair loss other than Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)
There are other medical conditions that can lead to hair loss.
Sudden onset of shedding of hair caused due to severe infections, thyroid disorder, crash diet, etc.
Characterized by areas of non-scarring hair loss that range from single oval patches to multiple patches that can merge.
You may encounter Androgenetic Alopecia due to three factors
Androgens(Predominantly Male Hormones)
Fast Facts of Male Pattern Baldness
Up to 30% of men over the age of 30 develop male pattern baldness.
Up to 50% of men over the age of 50 develop male pattern baldness.
men are more likely to develop male pattern baldness if they have close relatives who had the condition.
Two drug treatments are approved by USFDA for the treatment of hair loss which includes finasteride and minoxidil.