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It is not surprising to see people lose their hair as they age but it can be depressing at the same time when you see that your own head of hair is starting to think out. What is even more depressing is if you see bald patches starting to develop slowly.

Male or female pattern baldness is medically called androgenetic alopecia and it is the most common reason why men and women lose their hair. In the cases of male, the hair will starts thinning from the hairline and the crown and will eventually develop to a bald scalp over time. Majority of male will have around 15 to 20 years before they become fully bald but there are faster cases as well that happens only within several years.

Female, on the other hand, will experience hair lose at the top but not on the sides of the head. There are also cases where general thinning happens. This condition will usually occur when the women are already done with their menopause stage. In both sexes, there is genetic factor that creates this condition and this usually happens when they inherit genes that is related to hair loss from one or both their mother and father.

The sex hormones present in males are also a factor but their role is usually related to male pattern baldness. For male who are experiencing balding, the testosterone which is the main sex hormone of males exist in a normal level. Once it is converted by the cells present in the scalp to become dihydrotestosterone, the hair follicles have hypersensitivity caused by the resulting hormone. When this happens, the hair follicles start to shrink and every hair strand that grows out to replace the lost one is thinner than the last until such time that the hair follicle will no longer be capable of replacing the lost hair.

There are many ways on how to stop hair loss in women due to hereditary causes including scalp reduction, FUT or follicular unit transplantation and FUE or follicular unit extraction. If you want something permanent and will look natural, hair transplantation is recommended.