Above, Dr. Jerry Shapiro explains male pattern baldness, and why it’s the leading cause of hair loss in the world.

We have to get this out of the way first. Male pattern hair loss is also known as male pattern baldness, which is also known as androgenic alopecia, which is also known as whereismyhairgoing?

OK, kidding on that last one. But we think it’s important for you to have the facts straight as you research hair loss.

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Male pattern hair loss is a hereditary condition that affects over half the men in the world. It’s caused primarily by genetics and a male sex horomone called DHT.

Many men start experiencing male pattern hair loss early—even as teenagers. In fact, two out of three men have male pattern hair loss by the time they’re 35.

Although there are no cures for male pattern hair loss, there are FDA approved treatments that can control the process, prevent further hair loss, and even help regrow some hair.

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