Male Pattern Hair Loss and Genetics Connects

Baldness is considered an accepted event of aging however; hair loss in men is becoming more and more common as almost all males experience some degree of hair loss by age fifty. Around two-thirds of males experiences noticeable hair thinning by the age of seventy. But, an increasing number of younger men in their 20s and 30s are experiencing the early onset of hair loss; medically termed “Alopecia” or Male Pattern Baldness (MPB). Recent scientific studies show that male pattern baldness is primarily inherited genetically and can be passed down through generations. This means if an individual’s parents or grandparents had hair loss, they are also at risk for developing it.

What Is Male Pattern Hair Loss?

Male pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is a condition where men experience gradual thinning of hair on the scalp. In Male Pattern Hair Loss, one might observe that hair becomes thinner and less dense. The front part where it meets the hairline or separates into sections can also recede.