Several Ã‚Â factors affecting both genders contribute to hair loss: scalpÃ‚Â bacteria, stress, poor nutrition, hormonal imbalances, and geneticÃ‚Â baldness are at the top of the list.
In many cases, hair loss may beÃ‚Â caused by a combination of these factors but genetic pattern baldness is by far the most dominant factor, accounting for nearly 95% ofÃ‚Â all hair loss in men while affecting millions of women as well. Ã‚Â Though male pattern baldness is treatable it cannot be cured as itÃ‚Â is genetically predetermined.
Hamilton and later Norwood have devised a classification system, classifying the progression of male pattern baldness. The first visibleÃ‚Â change is a recession in the temporal areas and/or frontal hairline.Ã‚Â With age hair density diminishes. There is no way of predicting theÃ‚Â end result of hair loss in a young man with early male pattern baldness.Ã‚Â For that matter, 96% of mature Caucasian males who happen toÃ‚Â experience a receding hairline are not necessarily destined to furtherÃ‚Â lose their hair. In general though, if a man has blood related relativesÃ‚Â who have lost hair in a recognizable male pattern, he himself can expect to lose his hair in a similar fashion.
Hair loss in men is likely to occur at any point between late teenageÃ‚Â years and age 40-50. In general, those who begin losing hair in theÃ‚Â second decade are more likely to experience severe hair loss. In someÃ‚Â men, initial male-pattern hair loss may be delayed until the late thirdÃ‚Â to fourth decade. It is generally recognized that men in their 20Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s haveÃ‚Â a 20% incidence of male pattern baldness, in their 30Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s a 30% incidence of male pattern baldness, in their 40Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s a 40% incidence of maleÃ‚Â pattern baldness, etc.