Any form of hair loss for both men and women can be a traumatic experience. One particularly common type of baldness for both sexes is Androgenic Alopecia, or “male pattern baldness.” About 80 million people (roughly 60 percent men, and 40 percent women) experience this kind of hair loss caused by a hormone in the human body: Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
The body converts a small amount of the testosterone into DHT. In men, DHT is responsible for developing the characteristics most people typically associate with the male sex. It influences factors such as:
- muscle development
- body hair growth
- deep voice change
- fat storage control