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When to worry about the hair loss you’re noticing | Goulburn Post



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There are different types of hair loss. The most common type is androgenetic alopecia, which affects both men and women, but is usually more common in men. Actually, by the age of 50 about half of men have it, and 80 per cent by the age of 80. It is less common in women, but still affects about 30 to 40 per cent by the time they reach menopause. We know there is a strong genetic basis for male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia in men). The process is driven by a hormone called dihydrotestosterone, which leads to miniaturisation. In simple terms, this refers to shrinking of the hair fibres. Men – or their partners – tend to first see progressive recession of their hairline, then balding in the crown along…

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