Around half of all men by the time they ready 50 will be affected they male pattern baldness or other forms of hair loss. It can begin to show signs much earlier for some men in their twenties.
Male pattern baldness is also referred to as Androgenic Alopecia. Early stages often are a receding of the hair around the temples and thinning hair at the crown. A combination of these two signs of hair loss is very common and is often the first indicator and you should take action if you want to preserve your natural hair.
Often hair loss can be treated but it needs to be addressed as soon as you realize you are starting to lose your hair. The longer you wait, the more likely you won’t be able to save your natural hair. When the hair follicles fall out, your hair will stop growing in that area and your only choice at that point will be to undergo a hair transplant.
What Causes Hair Loss
There are many myths and untruths when it comes to Androgenic Alopecia and its causes. Many of the common myths are tied to the cause of male pattern baldness that includes things such as wearing a hat too much or having a nutrient deficiency can be the cause. The simple fact is, if you have Androgenic Alopecia you are genetically predisposed to lose your hair.
Androgenic Alopecia is a combined result of hormones called androgens and genetics. It is a hereditary condition that is passed on through genes that are programmed to your hair follicles to become sensitive to hormone changes in your scalp that result in your body rejecting them with hair loss being the result. There are only two types of treatments that work to address hormone sensitivity and promote hair growth and this rules out about 90% of the treatments out there.