Male Pattern Hair Loss (MPB), or androgenetic alopecia, is a condition in which hair loss occurs to the top and front of a man’s scalp, often presenting as a receding hairline. MPB usually occurs later in life, however, by the age of 35, two thirds of men experience some noticeable hair loss. Hair loss may take place to varying degrees, and occur more slowly or rapidly, depending on a number of factors.
Male Pattern Baldness is typically triggered in individuals by genetics, or by changing hormone levels as one ages. In some instances, male hair loss can be caused by serious illness or as an adverse reaction to some medications, but in most cases it is due to a hereditary condition in which hair follicles have a genetic sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. Other hormonal changes, or even a very stressful event, can contribute to hair loss.
MPB can begin at any stage of adulthood (about half of men will experience this by age 50), it is typically first identified by a receding hairline and a thinning of the hair on the crown of the head. This loss progresses throughout the top of the scalp, leaving a horseshoe pattern around the back of the head and temples in more progressed instances.
If you are currently a male aged 18-40 and experiencing Male Pattern Baldness, you may be eligible to volunteer for a study or clinical trial. Your participation in this study could lead to medical discoveries that can help you, or a loved one.
Participants may be compensated for their time and travel. To get started, find out if you qualify by calling us at 614-501-6164, or completing our online volunteer form.
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