Ailments & Conditions

Why Is My Hair Falling Out in Clumps?

Pattern Baldness

Pattern baldness is one of the most common types of hair loss in both men and women. It is typically noticed in more than one generation in a family. Genetic factors and hormones are major risk factors that cause smaller follicles to stop growing hair. This leads to permanent hair loss. In men, pattern baldness may cause patches of hair loss on their head’s top or a receding hairline. In women, this condition may cause thinning hair, especially on their crown. Hair loss tends to occur gradually over time. In many cases, it would take years or decades to see full baldness. Since hormones play a role, the most effective treatment or prevention is to take medications that may inhibit the release of these hormones. [2]