The majority of hair loss is men is due to genetics. Male Pattern Baldness (medically termed as androgenic alopecia) is a hereditary condition affecting more than two-thirds of all males. It is the result of hormonal changes that cause the hair follicle to shrink and grow at a steadily slower rate. Eventually, growth ceases completely, usually in a predictable pattern. The vast majority of men in this country have significantly thinning hair by age 50.
We all know that hair loss changes how we look, but it can also affect how we feel about ourselves. Perhaps you’re experiencing a decline in self-esteem or feeling less confident at work or in social situations. Our society identifies the loss of hair with growing older and slowing down. Even though you may not feel those things, how others see you – and how you see yourself – impacts your behavior.
The good news is that once you identify your hair loss, you can begin to take action to treat and prevent it from progressing.