Male Pattern Baldness

Definition: Male pattern baldness (MPB), also known as androgenetic alopecia, is the most common form of hair loss in men. It’s characterized by a gradual receding hairline and thinning hair on the crown of the head, often progressing to a horseshoe-shaped pattern of remaining hair.

Causes: MPB is caused by a combination of genetics and male sex hormones (androgens), particularly dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT shrinks hair follicles, shortening the hair growth cycle and leading to finer, thinner hair until eventually, hair growth stops completely.

Disclaimer: MPB is a natural process and not a medical condition. However, it can affect self-esteem and confidence.