Male Hair Loss(Male Pattern Baldness /Androgenetic Alopecea)

About 85% of the male up to the age of 50 years face the problem of hair fall, hair thinning and which leads to baldness. Some guys start losing their  hair till the age of 21, Normally healthy men complain and blame their daily routine like wearing helmet, their municipal supply water, not able to eat /having their meals at the proper time Etc for their hair loss .but these are just the contributing factors not the solely responsible factors, male pattern hair loss or male pattern baldness . Basically male start losing hair from their frontal hairline or from their crown. A recession of hairline follows two patterns “M” or the “U” pattern.

Diagnosis

Generally, male pattern baldness can be diagnosed after a thorough examination.T aking family history (if there are other family members, direct blood relation)are affected by the same condition.

Pull test

Gentle traction is given on the minimum 3 areas over the scalp normally few hair less than 10 hairs should come out from this area. If more than 10 hairs come out from this area then this pull test is considered positive.

Pluck Test

Hair is pulled out with their root and examined under a microscope. To detect the phase of hair growth.

Scalp Biopsy

To rule out the underlying skin condition biopsy is done.

Trichoscopy

Its one of the non- invasive method done with the help of dermato-scope. It is also one of the most common methods of examination of analyzing the quality of hair.