Male Patients - Application for Hair Loss Treatment

Hair Loss

What causes male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness is perfectly normal and a natural effect of the male sex hormone Testosterone.
How common is male pattern baldness?
30% of men under 30 and 40% of men at the age of 35 have some degree of hair loss. This rises to 60% at age 60.
What should I do if I am affected by male pattern baldness?
While this is a common, normal and natural hormonal effect, some men can find this hair loss distressing. If a man’s self esteem is affected by this, then it may be best that to chat with their GP or with a counselor particularly and especially if there are other issues affecting him.
Are there prescription only treatments available for hair loss?
If hair loss is the only cause of distress, treatment can help. Take for example the hair loss treatment Proscar (active ingredient is Finasteride).
Although it will not recover any significant hair lost to Male Pattern Baldness, it will pause or stop any further hair loss in the majority of patients for the duration of time that the treatment is taken.


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Please select the pattern of hair loss that most closely matches your hair loss from the options below. *

How long have you been affected by hair loss? *

How did your hair loss begin? *

Do you have any itchy or rough or scaly patches on your scalp? *

Has your hair loss affected any other body parts (e.g. eye brows, genital or underarm areas)? *

Apart from the issues already mentioned, were you ever treated for any previous Accidents, Operations, Investigations or Illnesses? *

Specifically, do you have any of the following medical conditions? *

Do you smoke? *

Does anyone in your family have male pattern baldness; this can be on either your mother’s or father's side? *


Are you currently taking any prescription medication, over the counter medication or homeopathic treatment? *

Have you ever taken or are you currently taking Finasteride/Fintid/Proscar or Profal? *

What is your birth sex? *

Can you tell us your current weight (enter as kg)?

Can you tell us your current height (enter as centimeters)?

I confirm that I have read and understood this and my answers are fully correct and true. *