Alopecia DiagramAndrogenetic alopecia in men, also known as male pattern baldness, is estimated to affect around half of all men by the age of 50, usually starting in the late twenties or early thirties. Male pattern baldness usually presents with receding of the hairline, followed by thinning of the hair in the crown and temple regions, leaving losing hair at the back and sides of the head to be presented in a horseshoe shape. Although there are different types of hair loss, male pattern baldness is the most common type. It is usually diagnosed upon appearance and pattern of hair loss.

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