Male Pattern Baldness Directory
Male pattern baldness is responsible for the vast majority of male hair loss. Causes of male pattern baldness include diseases, medication reactions, stress, and more, but the most common cause is genetics. In male pattern baldness, the main symptom is a receding hairline and hair loss at the crown of the head. Toward the end of the stages of male pattern baldness, the only hair remaining is in a horseshoe pattern around the base of the scalp. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how male pattern baldness is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Men's Hair Loss Causes
Male pattern hair loss stems from hair follicles on the scalp that are genetically sensitive to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a by-product of testosterone. DHT harms the follicle so that hair does not grow.
Hair Loss: Introduction
An overview of male hair loss, which affects most men at some point in their life.
Preventing Hair Loss
WebMD gives you tips on preventing hair loss.
Diagnosing Men's Hair Loss
Male pattern hair loss is diagnosed based on the appearance and pattern of the hair loss. The Norwood Scale is a common tool for determining the type and extent of hair loss.
Going Bald: It’s All in Your Head
Going bald? Bald men often feel ashamed and inferior, but they don’t have to. Learn where those feelings come from and how to deal with them.
Men and Hair Loss: What Are the Options?
Men will go to great lengths to prevent and treat hair loss. From toupees to hair transplants to laser combs, find out the bald truth about hair loss products.
Thinning Hair Care: Coloring, Styles, Shampoos, Cosmetic Products, and More
For women with hair loss, there are many options to improving your appearance. WebMD discusses styles, products, and other ways to make your hair appear thicker.
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Male Pattern Baldness
The male pattern baldness (MPB) form of androgenetic alopecia (there is also a female pattern baldness) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men.
Men's Hair Loss: Treatments and Solutions
Receding hairlines, thinning, bald spots -- learn to prevent further hair loss and make the most of what you've got. View solutions from hair products to surgery.
Embarrassing Male Body Problems
Belly fat, back hair, drenching sweat, and a bright red nose are among the male body problems seen in this slideshow. Pictures help explain the causes and solutions.