Are you at a loss about hair loss? If you are suffering from hair loss or baldness, you are not alone.
About 50 percent of men above 40 years old are suffering from different of hair loss problems. There are various types of hair loss each accompanied by different set of symptoms and causes.
Alopecia is the general medical term for hair loss. Male-pattern baldness is the most prevalent type of hair loss. As well as affecting men today, female-pattern baldness is not uncommon.
Hair loss in men and in women is sometimes difficult to cope with and can have a profound impact on patient’s social life.
Male-pattern baldness follows a pattern of a receding hairline, with thinning of hair on the crown and temples. On the other hand, hair loss in women usually thins on top of the head.
Male-and-female-pattern baldness is also known as androgenic or androgenetic alopecia. Male-pattern baldness is a hair loss condition that runs in families; however it may not be the case with women.
Causes of Hair Loss
The primary cause for hair loss in women and men is the Genetic Alopecia and the secondary causes are labeled as Telogen Effuvium.
The male pattern balding can be inherited from either the father or mother. Hair loss in men is triggered when the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) molecules chemically bond with special receptor sites on hair follicle cells. This prompts the hair follicle to weaken and eventually fall.
Other common causes of hair loss include stress, poor diet and medication side effects.
Some medication such as high blood pressure drugs, birth control pills, antidepressants and blood thinners can also contribute to hair fall.
Hair loss can be caused by hormone changes such as low thyroid function.
Surgery and medical treatments like chemotherapy play a part in hair loss but luckily some that lost hair grows back eventually.
Hair transplant surgery evolved significantly during the last decade, offering an ideal alternative to costly hair loss medications and manages to reverse the effects of alopecia or other hair loss disorders.
Hair restoration has become the safest, most efficient and cost-effective solution for people affected by hair loss.
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