Male-pattern baldness is hereditary, and is thought to be caused by oversensitive hair follicles, linked to having too much of a certain male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Other forms of alopecia and hair loss may be caused by various reasons including stress and medication side effects.

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Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed May 04, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm