Hair loss can occur for a variety of reasons and in a variety of places. The one that affects most people is hair loss on the scalp, usually in the form of receding hairlines or visibly thinning hair. This can be the result of unfortunate genetics, hormonal changes, and medical conditions.
Losing your hair is normal, in fact, most people will lose 50 to 100 hairs on a daily basis! The problem often presents when the rate of hair growth drops significantly below the rate of shedding. This can result in hair thinning and bald spots.
Nearly all men and women will lose some thickness to their hair as they age. With that said, it's more noticeable form will affect up to 40% of men and women (2).
Androgenetic alopecia, also known as female or male pattern baldness, is a common form of hair loss.
Male-pattern baldness typically appears first on the top of the head, or at the front of the head around the hairline. A receding hairline can progress to become partial or complete baldness.
Hair loss could be related to stress, environmental factors, medication, or a medical condition, but for most men, it’s caused by genetic or hereditary influences.
The good news is, in most cases, hair loss is treatable and can be reversed. Modern-day treatments are easily available, affordable, and have a very high success rate. A combination of oral and topical medication has an 83 % success rate in retaining hair and a 66 % success rate in regrowing it (3).