There are several reasons for losing hair. The male pattern baldness is associated with the loss of hair at the temples or crown of the head. There are people who will be affected by baldness at the crown as well as forehead. Male pattern baldness will begin during teenage years. Adult men suffer from male pattern baldness. The baldness and intensity will increase with age. In most of the cases, the baldness will be inherited and it will pass on from one generation to the next generation.
Occurrence of male pattern baldness
Male pattern baldness takes place due to hereditary issues. About 50% of men suffer from male pattern baldness before or after attaining the age of 40 years. Most of the men will be affected by baldness at some stage in their life. Some women will also be affected by Baldness due to health issues.
The male pattern baldness is called androgenetic alopecia. The baldness process will take place about 15 to 25 years. Some men will be affected by complete baldness in less than 12 years.
The hair will become thin before the beginning of the hair fall. The hair will become thin towards the sides(temples). A bald patch will develop in the middle of the scalp. The patch will increase and the receding on sides will take place gradually.
The baldness pattern will be different in women. In women, the top of the head will be affected. The general thinning of hair will take place in women. Most of the women suffer from hair loss during menopause. Women should consult the physician to check the presence of male hormone levels.
Hair growth cycle
If you are suffering from hair loss, you should understand the fact that the hair growth cycle is affected.Each hair follicle will grow for about three years. When a hair follicle sheds, new hair follicle will be formed.
The hair fall rate will increase in people suffering from the Baldness. The hair follicles may grow for less number of weeks before falling down and the new hair follicles appear thin.
Prevention and treatment
If you are not suffering from any other health issues, you will not want to address the male pattern baldness.However, preventive steps can be taken to strengthen the hair and to arrest the hair loss. The steps are intended to slow down the process and they may not prevent hair loss completely.
You can undergo medication to prevent the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. When hair follicles are not affected by the hormone, they will grow normal. However, the baldness process will occur after stopping the medication. Some remedies can be tried during the early stages of male pattern baldness so that there will be great results.