Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness or hereditary alopecia is genetic and hormonal in origin. This type of hair loss is permanent.   It usually begins around the age of 30 and becomes more noticeable at age 40.  Young men have relatively high amounts of a hormone called testosterone in their bodies.  As they grow older, the testosterone levels fall due to the presence of an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  DHT affects the hair follicles and slows down hair production, producing weak, shorter hair and even stops the hair follicle from producing new hair.  Over time, almost all the hair on the top of the head will be lost.  By this stage, hair loss will be very difficult to treat. 

 Kathy Kafka

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