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Genetic hair loss, or pattern baldness, affects 95% of male sufferers. Women actually account for over 40% of sufferers, according to the American Hair Loss Association. Understanding male hair loss statistics brings a broader perspective of the problem. Below is an infographic to give you a better idea.

Remember that although male pattern baldness is one of the main causes of hair loss in males, there are other causes, including telogen effluvium, alopecia areata and scarring alopecia.

Telogen Effluvium: Appears as a diffuse pattern on the scalp, which can be more severe on certain parts of the scalp. Occurs when more hairs than normal stay in the telogen (resting) phase of hair growth.

Alopecia Areata: The third most common cause of hair loss, alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the hair follicles.

Scarring Alopecia: Scarring alopecia affects about 2% of hair loss sufferers and the most common is a potentially permanent destruction of the hair follicles that are replaced by scar tissue.