Hygia Care

Male/Female Pattern Baldness:

Permanent hair loss from the scalp, causing baldness.

Very common
More than 10 million cases per year (India)

  • Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
  • Usually self-diagnosable
  • Lab tests or imaging not required
  • Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

While the patterns of baldness for men and women differ, they both have a common genetic cause.

With male pattern baldness, hair loss typically occurs on the top and front of the head. With female pattern baldness, thinning occurs on the top and crown of the head. This thinning in women often starts as a widening of the centre hair part that leaves the front hairline unaffected.

Medication may prevent further hair loss. In some cases, surgeons can transplant hair or reduce the area of bald skin. Natural-looking wigs and hairpieces can help cover hair loss.

Ages affected

  • 0-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-13
  • 14-18
  • 41-60
  • 60+

Symptoms

Usually self-diagnosable
With male pattern baldness, hair loss typically occurs on the top and front of the head. With female pattern baldness, thinning occurs on the top and crown of the head. This thinning in women often starts as a widening of the centre hair part that leaves the front hairline unaffected.

People may experience:

Common symptoms: hair loss

Consult a doctor for medical advice
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