Why do men go bald?


Blog, Male Hair Loss | Dr Dhanraj Chavan | July 4, 2021

Why do men go bald?

I am sure, If you are reading this, you are probably wondering about your receding hairline and sudden hair loss. No one likes to be bald, except Vin Diesel! I am sure you are wondering why this may be happening to you. Well, there are many reasons for this. Let me answer generically asked question, why do men go bald?

Why do men go bald

Male-Pattern hair loss i.e. loss of hair from the top and front of the head. It is partly determined by genetics and partly by high levels of a male sex hormone also called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Starting from hormones and genetics to diet, lifestyle, and pharmaceuticals various factors play an important role in hair loss. If you notice your hairline started receding then there is still a chance of finding the root cause behind it. Let’s see what are the top reasons for men going bald.

Causes of hair fall in men

  • Genetics  

If you have ever heard the term as Male pattern baldness, you are probably familiar with the concept of it. It’s something that the majority of men will experience at some point in life. The reason behind your baldness can be your genes as well. If anyone from your family is bald in a particular region or a zone. Then there are chances that those genes may or may not passed on to you. Fortunately, it can be treated by a hair transplant.

  • Stress

No one likes depression, and I am sure everyone hates depression which can make you bald. Telogen Effluvium is the second most popular and versatile cause of male pattern baldness. It usually occurs when the person is under a lot of stress or suffering from a major illness or is just over-exhausted in a physical and mental level. Since it is a stress-related hair loss and it is not hormonal or genetic, there is no single solution. But the good news is that this one is a temporary condition and your hair will grow back if you relax and let the surgery work its wonders.

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Lifestyle can be cause of hair loss

  • Diet

One more cause of baldness can be a nutritional deficiency. If you are not eating right, having an unbalanced diet can cause a lot of harm to your body and as well as to your hair. Some diets, particularly with low amounts of vitamins and minerals, can cause hair shedding prematurely.

  • Medications

Most of the over-the-counter drugs can trigger hair loss, many commonly prescribed medications can have a negative effect on hair health. And in some cases, it can result in temporary or permanent loss of hair as well. Such as retinoids, antidepressants, thyroid medications, steroids. If you are prescribed with these medications and feel that its negatively affecting your hairs or health you can consult your doctor for an alternative treatment option.

  • Hormonal disorder

Hormonal disorders can also be one of the reasons behind male pattern baldness. It should be noted that sometimes a scalp infection or skin diseases can also cause temporary baldness.


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You may or may not be going bald because of these reasons. There are many other reasons as well which causes hair loss. Which is why you can always come to HairMD. We are here to help you and get a medically accurate diagnosis of your condition. I have tried giving you all the information you need to know about why do men go bald?

Are you looking for hair fall solution? Get in touch with the best of our hair doctors in Pune to cure your hair loss. To book an appointment for a hair treatment or hair transplantation, contact our dermatologists near you, call +919584584111.

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