Hi. I’m a 16 year old guy who eats healthy organic food and exercises every day. My mom’s dad went bald but my dad’s dad had healthy hair until he died. Also my dad still has pretty much all of his hair. My older brother has hair like my mom’s dad and he went bald. I, on the other hand, have hair like my dad. So, enough background info.
A couple months ago I started to notice that hair on the sides of my head were getting smaller. Now I have smaller and less hair on the sides and a little less one the front of my hairline. The hairs on the sides are shorter and thinner than on the rest of my scalp. What should I do?
It’s possible that a 16 year old with a strong family history for balding can detect early male pattern baldness (MPB). The first thing I would want to do is to measure the hair bulk throughout your scalp. This is a great way to help make more accurate predictions of hair loss and it documents the status of the hair each and every time it is used.
At 16 years old, I would want to know this FOR SURE, because it would either tell me that I do not have a problem with early hair loss or that I do. If you had documented bulk reductions with this test, then the use of Propecia would probably be worth exploring with your doctor.