Male-pattern baldness is hair loss affecting the forehead, top of the head and the temples.
It is a very common condition, which affects up to 25% of men.
It is not a medically damaging condition or a sign of other health concerns.
For some men, it can cause severe distress and have a detrimental effect on their mood and sense of self-esteem.
Topical lotion based treatments can be effective while they are being used.
Tablet treatment can also be an option but can have more severe side effects.
Surgical transplantation of hair follicles for some people can be a very effective treatment.