Male Pattern Baldness

Going bald is a common pattern of life.Normally hair lives for a span of 5 years.In male pattern baldness men tend to lose hair and the hair doesn’t grow again.This process takes a very long time.

What causes Male Pattern Baldness:

Most men genetically face this problem.It is the changes in hormonal level that are the cause of this pattern of baldness.A hormone called testosterone is present in males after puberty and is converted to dihydrotestosterone(DHT) and this then converts it into an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase.Dihydrotestosterone has an adverse effect on the hair follicle and drastically effects the hair production.It makes the hair weak and short and also stops hair growth from the follicle completely.

Hair loss can be due to an illness or disease-

If a person loses a lot of hair for example while washing hair, losing clumps of hair on the pillow or notice hair fall on clothes.This kind of hair loss dosen’t depict male baldness but requires a diagnosis.

A few common types of Male Pattern Baldness

Iron Deficiency:

This is a common problem for the thining of hair.

Tramus :

Such as chemotherapy, childbirth, poisoning, surgery or stress may also lead to hair loss

Traction alopecia:

This found in men who have long hair and tie a ponytail.When the hair is pulled back with a lot of force it creates a cornrows.


This happens when the hair is pulled back or bend.The hair is not lost from the scalp but it breaks


This is given to the scalp when radiotherapy is given to the head for the treatment of cancer that may cause baldness to the irradiated areas.


Some kind of infection may also cause a major hair loss.

Alopecia areata:

This is also known as “spot baldness”.In this, one can lose hair from one spot or the entire body.
Unfortunately hair loss treatments have a very limited scope

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