We’ve all been there. That moment of panic when you think that there’s more hair in the shower drain or on the pillowcase than on your head. The moment you convince yourself you must be going bald.

Take a deep breath. The good news? Finding some hair strands on your bathroom floor or your workout clothes does not mean you are experiencing permanent hair loss. In fact, it’s totally normal to lose some hair – the average person loses 100 hairs daily. That may sound like a lot, but consider this: that same average person also has 100,000 strands of hair. This shedding is healthy too: those hairs are meant to fall out and grow back.

That said, an unusual amount of hair loss could be cause for concern. If you are observing unusual hair loss patterns, including a receding hairline or overall hair thinning, you may be experiencing male pattern hair loss.

Male pattern baldness (MPB) is a genetic condition that affects 2 out of every 3 guys by the time they are 35. Although, there is no real cure for it, the good news is that MPB is a gradual process — so the earlier you take action, the more hair you can keep.

To start, consult your doctor to identify the root cause of your hair loss (pun intended), and learn more about MPB and the treatments that fight hair loss with Keeps.

The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely upon the content provided in this article for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.