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What is male pattern baldness?

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Male pattern baldness shows up in a telltale shape: a receding hairline with thinning strands around the crown of your head. Over time, that area will go bald, but you’ll still have a horseshoe pattern of hair above your ears circling to the lower back of the head.

Men with this trait can start to lose their locks as early as their early teens. In general, the sooner it starts, the greater the loss will be.

From: Why Am I Losing My Hair? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: “Introduction.”

Genetics Home Reference: “Androgenetic alopecia.”

American Hair Loss Association: “Causes of Hair Loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Overview”

NHS choices: “Hair loss.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hair loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Causes & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 07, 2017

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: “Introduction.”

Genetics Home Reference: “Androgenetic alopecia.”

American Hair Loss Association: “Causes of Hair Loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Overview”

NHS choices: “Hair loss.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hair loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Causes & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 07, 2017

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