It is due to androgenic stimulation of predisposed hair follicles with reduction in the anagen phase and increase in number of telogen follicles. During subsequent cycles the size of follicles progressively reduces and terminal hair are replaced by vellus hairs. Subsequently, many of vellus follicles also disappear. The exact mode of transmission of common baldness is not known. However, it is believed to be transmitted as an autosomal dominant character. The clinical manifestations depend upon androgenic hormones, however, no difference in the levels has been found in men with alopecia than those with full hair. The age of onset of alopecia varies in different individuals but it does not start before puberty. Initially there is backward recession of the frontal hairline with widening of the forehead. It may follow loss of hair from vertex. With increasing age, hair loss becomes more and more prominent and in a few people most of the hair on the scalp are lost except a rim of hair on the side and back of the scalp.
Homoeopathic treatment for male pattern baldness: Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When MALE PATTERN BALDNESS is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy, but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient, considering mental and physical symptoms.