Baldness or thinning of the hair at the crown can be a result of a genetic trait (passed down to you by your parents) or just a part of the ageing process. Stress or a change in diet can also cause hair loss as can hormonal changes in pregnancy or menopause. Stress can also be a factor.

Treatment varies depending on the severity of hair loss. Your GP will refer you to a consultant dermatologist for further diagnosis and treatment.