About Male Pattern Hair Loss
Human beings are born with approximately 100,000 hair follicles. On average, 20 percent of males would start losing their hair in their 20s, 40 percent would have lost hair (to some degree) in their forties and 60 percent in their 60s and above.
Female Pattern Hair Loss
Upto 30% of females would expect some degree of hair loss or thinning in their lifetime. Similar to male pattern baldness, the cause is mainly genetic. But other factors also play a role in their hair loss. These may be
- Poor nutrition
- thyroid illnesses
- post pregnancy
- hormonal imbalances
- surgical or trauma related stresses
- skin conditions
- and certain hairstyles like traction alopecia
Before any female is treated, non genetic causes of hair loses must be excluded.
Refer to the Lludwig chart on the right hand side and see where you are on scale. It will give you some idea as to what treatment may be suitable for you.