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What is Male Pattern Baldness?
Our hair plays a vital role in how we look and feel. So if you’re experiencing thinning hair or hair loss, it’s normal to feel a little worried or paranoid, as hair loss can have a significant impact on your life, self confidence and self-esteem.
The causes of hair loss
There are many reasons people begin to lose their hair, including:
Genetics and family history
25% of men start to lose their hair by the age of 21, while 40% of women experience hair loss by age 40 . But for many people experiencing thinning hair or hair loss, the process happens gradually, so may not be noticeable at the initial stages. This often means that in many sufferers the symptoms go unnoticed for a long time, until they have lost nearly half of their hair density.
Genetics and family history
Genetics is the number one cause of hair loss. So it’s inevitable that those with a family history of male or female pattern baldness will be more aware of the higher potential for hair loss or thinning hair. If other people in your family are susceptible to pattern balding, you may well experience hair loss, too.
Everyone loses hair — it’s all part of the natural hair growth cycle. Most people lose around 50-100 hairs every day. This may sound like a lot, but it’s based on an average follicle count of 100,000, so 99.9% of your hair continues to grow.
If you’re concerned that you’re shedding more hair than this, or you’ve noticed substantial hair loss when you wash or brush your hair, you’re probably not paranoid, this may be the first sign of sustained hair loss.
Lifestyle-related hair loss
Lifestyle aspects such as stress, diet and hairstyling habits can affect your hair. A stressful lifestyle can affect the rate at which your hair grows, and it can also cause excessive shedding, or falling out in clumps. Diet can also influence the health of your hair follicles and scalp, which can affect hair loss.
Vigorous shampooing or styling can lead to dry brittle hair, which in turn makes the hair appear thinner. Eventually, this leads to hair shedding, as can tightly-pulled hairstyles such as ponytails or buns.
Some medications used to treat various health conditions can also sometimes cause hair loss as a side-effect. Even some hair loss treatments like Finasteride can cause hair shedding. Discuss this with hair specialist for more information about hair medication.
Hair loss is a frustrating problem for millions of men and women. Factors such as diet, stress, and medications can lead to hair loss but genes can also play an important role in male pattern baldness.
The sooner you address the symptoms of hair loss, the more likely you are to prevent irreversible damage. Contact us now to get free consultation from our Hair Transplant Specialist Doctor.