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What is Male Pattern Hair Loss?

Male Pattern Hair Loss
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Male Pattern Hair Loss  (Androgenetic Alopecia)

Male pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness, is by far the most common cause of hair loss in men.
One in five Australian men will become aware of hair loss in their 20s. This figure rises to one in three for males in their 30s, with nearly half of all men experiencing hair loss by the time they reach their 40s. Women also suffer from hair loss though it usually happens later in life, and is generally less noticeable.
Hair By Science Male Pattern Hair Loss

What Causes Male Pattern Hair Loss?

Male pattern hair loss is related to your genetic makeup. This inherited trait is such that it makes you more sensitive to the effects of a sex hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is what causes the hair follicles on your scalp to shrink until no more new hair grows out of them.
Learn more: The Timeframe For Male Hair Loss

What Symptoms or Signs Should I Look Out For?

First signs of male pattern hair loss
The key difference of early signs of hair loss between men and women that you need to know

A receding hairline and/or your hair thinning on top these are the first signs of male pattern hair loss. Your hair could also become finer or shorter. Your hairline typically recedes in an ‘M’ shape initially, which can progress to the classic horseshoe shape. If you have the so-called bald gene you are more likely to experience hair loss than those without this gene. Luckily, however, you can take steps to slow the process down and keep your hair for a little longer.

What can I do to control male pattern hair loss?

The good news is that male pattern hair loss can be treated!
The best plan of attack is to take action and start a course of treatment as soon as you notice any of the typical symptoms. The quicker you treat your hair loss, the more likely you will be to prevent further thinning.
A comprehensive treatment plan could involve:

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