Male-pattern hair loss, also called androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in men.
According to scientific evidence, 50% of men experience this type of hair loss at some point in their lives.
Androgenic alopecia can also occur in women, but unlike men, hair loss very rarely follows an progressive course to leave a large area of bald scalp. Androgenic alopecia seen in women usually occurs after menopause.
Factors like enlarged prostate, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity can cause androgenic alopecia.
However, advanced age and genetic factors are the key factors in male-pattern hair loss.