About The Condition
Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness, is the most prevalent kind of hair loss in Canada affecting both women and men.
Hair loss in males starts above both temples and gradually recedes to create a “M” shape. Hair thinning is also common near the crown, which may lead to partial or total baldness. The hairline does not recede in women, and complete baldness is unusual, but the hair does get thinner all over the head.
Male pattern baldness is a congenital condition that may be connected to sex hormones in men. Hair loss in men may begin as early as puberty. By the age of 35, two-thirds of males are affected, and by the age of 50, around 85% of men are affected.
Female pattern baldness has unknown reasons. Hair loss, on the other hand, is more common in women after menopause, suggesting that the disorder is linked to a drop in female hormones.
With so many individuals affected by androgenetic alopecia, a permanent solution would not only relieve concern for a large portion of the population, but it could benefit those who suffer from hair loss in the long run.
What Age Does It Normally Start For Men?
Male pattern baldness is the term for hereditary hair loss in men. It becomes increasingly prevalent as one gets older. It affects various groups at varying rates and is responsible for 99 percent of male hair loss. By the age of 50, it has affected half of the male population.
Men begin to lose their hair around the age of 30, although it may happen at any age after puberty. The genes you received from your parents seem to impact how fast or slowly baldness occurs, as well as the pattern of hair loss.
The sensitivity of your scalp to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which shortens the development phase of your hair, is influenced by your genes. DHT also causes your hair follicles to shrink, resulting in fewer and finer hairs being produced.