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Hair loss in men is caused by a number of reasons

Male Pattern Hair Loss (Male Pattern Baldness)

The most popular cause of male hair loss has a genetic predisposition.  Male-pattern hair loss (MPHL), also known as androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness, is a genetic hair loss in men that occurs when high levels of the androgen hormone are found in hair follicles, which lead to a shorter hair growth cycle, producing shorter and thinner strands of hair.

Male-pattern hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss in men and typically begins by the age of 20 years and will affect up to 70% of men at some point in their lifetimes. Male pattern hair loss has a characteristic’ shape pattern of receding starting at the temples, typically affecting the crown, often leading to partial or complete baldness. The timeframe for male pattern baldness to present itself in men is individual and should factor in other risk factors known to speed up its ultimate result.

Research has shown medical treatments applied directly to the skin have been effective in reducing hair loss and providing new hair growth.

Hormones and Male Hair Loss

Hormones regulate almost all functions in the body, so it comes as no surprise that the ability to grow is also governed by hormones.

Androgen Deficiency or Andropause

Similarly to women, men will experience a decline in the secretion of sex hormones due to ageing. Known as the male version of menopause, “andropause” is a time in a man’s life where his testosterone will begin to fluctuate causing a broad range of medical issues from a loss in bone density to fogginess, increased weight and a loss of muscular strength and mass. At this time hair loss is also commonly experienced. Stress, poor diet, medications and the use of steroids can also contribute to this dip in testosterone.

Low Testosterone and Hair Loss in Men

Testosterone’s relationship to hair loss is due to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of testosterone. DHT has been shown to cause hair follicles to thin out and die off. It does this by shortening the hair growth cycle and increasing the resting period. In time, the hair impacted by DHT will ultimately stop growing resulting in balding. Genetics is what makes this hair loss a certainty as we have seen in Male Pattern Baldness.

Genes can make particular hair follicles, such as those located in the front and crown of the head particularly sensitive to DHT.

It has also been found that having too much testosterone can potentially result in greater levels of DHT and its corresponding hair loss.

Other Risk Factors for Male Hair Loss:

Male Hair Regrowth Strategies

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