4 Causes of Male Hair Loss

Male hair lossHair loss, especially in men, is a natural part of life as we age. However, there is a wide range of things that can cause hair loss earlier in life. This can be distressing for someone trying to express themselves and can affect their confidence. Let’s take a closer look at some of the causes of male hair loss and how treatment can help.

Male-pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is a condition in which men will develop hair loss in the crown and sides of their hair. The hairline will also recede over time. The first signs of male pattern baldness will begin to show in young adulthood and will progress over time. Male pattern baldness is caused by male sex hormones and genetics.

Chemotherapy or Radiation

Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment drug that targets rapidly growing cells. That way, it can properly attack tumors and cancer. However, your hair cells also rapidly grow. That’s why it is common for chemotherapy to cause hair loss. Radiation can also cause hair loss due to damage to the hair follicles. Radiation from the sun, workplace exposure, and radiation treatments can cause hair loss.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. The hair loss looks like shaved patches of hair and randomly affects the scalp and face. Alopecia areata causes hair loss because the body attacks hair follicles and damages them, causing hair to not grow.


Different medications come with side effects. However, some medications can cause hair loss as a side effect. Cholesterol-lowering drugs, anticonvulsants, NSAIDs, steroids, thyroid medications, anti-clotting drugs, birth control pills, antidepressants, antibiotics, antifungal drugs, and retinoids are all examples of different medications that can potentially cause hair loss. If you struggle with hair loss and are unsure of the cause, it is recommended you check your medications and talk with your doctor.

Seeking Treatment

Treating male hair loss can be frustrating, and trying to figure out what is the cause of your hair loss can feel overwhelming. Thankfully, our team at West End Hair Restoration provides comprehensive hair loss treatment. Our hand-picked team of NeoGraft experts will guide you through the process and ensure a smooth transition into getting your hair back. If you’re having issues with male hair loss, contact West End Hair Restoration at 202-785-4187 today.


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