Men and women experience thinning hair and hair loss as they get older. This is, unfortunately, a natural part of aging. For some people, men especially, the hair loss can be substantial. Male and female pattern baldness, also called androgenetic alopecia, is a problem no one wants to have to deal with. Sadly, it is all too common.
Understanding how your hairline changes naturally and what those changes mean can help you to make better decisions about how to handle your hair loss. You may wonder what the difference is between a receding hairline and a widow’s peak, sometimes called a peak hairline. Do they both mean you are going bald? Do either mean that?