Hair Loss in Men

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Hair Loss (baldness) in men

All men will experience a certain degree of hair loss over time. For most, this does not cause much concern, but some may wish to do something about it.  Male pattern baldness is thought to be caused by increased sensitivity of the hair follicles to the hormone dihydrotestosterone- the hair follicles gets smaller over time, causing the hair to become thinner and fall out more easily- it usually starts around the temples and top of the head, and may spread to other areas.

There are a few potential treatments. Finasteride  (Propecia) can be useful in some cases- up to 1 in 3 men may experience enough regrowth with this treatment to make it worth continuing. If hair loss is unusual in pattern, appears patchy or  occurs very rapidly, it’s wise to speak to a doctor to ensure their are no underlying causes.

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