Male pattern baldness is identified by thinning hair at the sides and the top of the head. LloydsPharmacy details what exactly is going on there, and the hard pill you need to swallow.
The reason behind a receding hairline is due to hormonal factors – the hair follicles on the head convert testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Affected hair follicles become more sensitive to DHT, causing them to shrink, weaken and eventually die.
Traumatised hair follicles don’t grow hair like they used to and, eventually, they stop growing hair at all.