Male Pattern Baldness Overview
Androgenic alopecia, or male-pattern baldness, is responsible for the vast majority of hair loss in men. The condition is characterised by a typical pattern of receding hairline at the temples and hair thinning at the crown. It can even progress to partial or complete baldness in some cases.
While there are many possible reasons why people lose their hair, including medical disorders, side effects of certain medications and in some rare, extremely stressful events, most hair loss in men can largely be blamed on the heredity factor. This disorder, too, as the name androgenic alopecia suggests, has genetic 'roots' in 80% individuals.
What male-pattern baldness sufferers actually inherit are hair follicles with a genetic sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone. Hair follicles that are sensitive to dihydrotestosterone begin to miniaturise, shortening the lifespan of each hair follicle affected, thus causing hair loss.
Symptoms of Hair Loss in Men
Male-pattern hair loss most often begins above the temples and vertex (upper surface of the head). It presents itself with symptoms like excessive hair loss, receding hairline from temples, overall thinning, visible bald patches on top of the scalp, reduction in hair density and complete baldness at a later stage.
Causes of Hair Loss in Men
Male pattern baldness is majorly caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. Sometimes, baldness may be accentuated by other causes like anaemia, thyroid and the use of certain medications.
Treatment approach at Dr Batra’s ™ for Hair Loss in Men
Step 1: First Consultation – At your first consultation our homeopaths will spend 30-45 minutes with you. This is important for us to understand the root cause of your hair loss and suggest a customized treatment based upon your medical history, lifestyle, prevalence of hair loss in your family and any other stress factors that can lead to hair loss.
Step 2: Medical Diagnosis - Our doctors conduct a non-invasive video-microscopy test to identify the condition of your scalp and hair.
Step 3: Personalized Treatment – Natural homeopathic medicines are suggested based on cause and extent of your hair loss.
Step 4: Supplementary Treatment – US FDA approved non-invasive hair vitalizing treatment (HVT) is recommended as a supplementary treatment to reduce breakage, make your hair strong and regain vitality.