Men generally develop bald spots on the forehead area or on the top of the head. In men, thehairs on the top of the head have a genetic sensitivity to the male hormone testosterone while thehairs on the sides and back of the head do not possess this genetic trait and therefore are notaffected. For this reason hairs removed from the sides and the back (donor hair) will maintain theirgenetic predisposition when transplanted and continue to grow when moved to the top of the headwhere hair loss has occurred. For woman, female pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss. It can begin at puberty,but is most often seen after menopause. Women have an overall thinning of the hair throughoutthe scalp while the frontal hairline generally remains intact. Other Hair Loss Causes And Risk Factors Hair loss is not usually caused by a disease, but is related to aging, heredity, and testosterone. Inaddition to the common male and female patterns from a combination of these factors, otherpossible causes of hair loss, especially if in an unusual pattern exists, include: Side effects of medications or medical treatments. Certain drugs used to treat gout, arthritis,depression, heart problems and high blood pressure may cause hair loss in some people. Drugsthat can cause hair loss include: cholesterol lowering drugs: clofibrate, gemfibrozilparkinson medications: levodopaulcer drugs: cimetidine, ranitidineanticoagulants: coumarin, heparinmedications for gout: allopurinolantiarthritics: penicillamine, auranofin, indomethacin, naproxen, sulindac, methotrexatedrugs derived from vitamin-A: isotretinoin, etretinateanticonvulsants: trimethadioneantidepressants: tricyclics, amphetaminesbeta blockers: atenolol, metoprolol, nadolol, propranololantithyroid agents: carbimazole, Iodine, thiocyanate, thiouracil Delayed shedding from stress. This common form of hair loss happens two to three months after amajor body stress. The stressful event induces a higher proportion of hair follicles to enter theresting stage all at the same time. A few months later, all of the now-resting follicles begin to shedtheir hairs at about the same time. Because the stressful event happened months ago, mostpeople do not connect it with their hair loss. It is a temporary condition, and new hairs begingrowing within a few months. Stress can also trigger genetic hair loss. If your already losing hairstress will cause you to lose hair even faster.Inadequate protein in diet. Some people who go on crash diets that are low in protein, or haveseverely abnormal eating habits, may develop protein malnutrition. The body will save protein byshifting growing hairs into the resting phase. Massive hair shedding can occur two to three monthslater. This condition can be reversed and prevented by eating the proper amount of protein and,when dieting, maintaining adequate protein intake.