Androgenic alopecia or more commonly called male pattern baldness caused by an underlying hair follicle susceptibility to a process known as androgenic miniaturization. This affects more than 70 percent of men and 40 percent of women. Men show signs of the condition by hairline recession at the temples and vertex balding. Women on the other hand may experience thinning of hair.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved certain products to treat the condition while there are hundreds of other products and treatment methods that claim successful treatments for the condition with the use of their product. Any treatment that you choose should help you to stop further hair loss and stimulate new hair growth. Some are applied to the scalp directly and others are taken orally. Oral treatments are expected to bind enzymes that work to convert free testosterone into DHT. Hair transplant is another method to treat male pattern baldness. Many find that the presence of excess levels of insulin in the blood mainly the reason for male pattern baldness. It also leads to nearsightedness and formation of skin tags. Eating more carbohydrates creates a situation that resist insulin and therefore, some suggest controlling diet, exercises and weight loss to prevent male pattern baldness.