Hair loss due to the vulnerability of hair follicles to androgenetic miniaturization is known as Male pattern baldness or Androgenetic alopecia. It is the most prevalent cause of hair loss affecting up to 70% of men at some point of time in their lives.
Female pattern baldness or Female pattern hair loss is a common condition. Unlike male pattern baldness which can lead to complete hair loss, female pattern hair loss tends to result more in thinning and rarely total loss of hair.
The term Alopecia signifies an ailment where tracks of hair loss are noted from the hair or body. It may gradually progress to complete baldness.