Men's hair loss baldness or thinning hair cause are concerns for both young men and mature men. Most men and women experience some form of hair loss baldness or thinning hair during their life. Some men and women start losing hair by showing thinning hair all around the scalp, while others develop a slight hair loss as a bald spot at a specific area. Some individuals have complete hair loss or total baldness within a short time.
What is normal hair loss?
Most men experience at least some degree of hair loss in their lifetime, with the numbers increasing continuously with age. By their late 20’s, approximately 12% of men experience some hair loss. By the time a man is in his 50s, he has a greater than 50% chance showing some genetic baldness. Because medical condition hair loss can mimic the diffuse pattern seen in genetic hair loss, a careful diagnostic evaluation is important.
What Is Male Pattern Baldness (androgenic alopecia)?
Common baldness, male-pattern hair loss, genetic hair loss and ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA are terms that are used to describe hair loss typically seen in men, where hair is lost in the front, top, and crown area.
ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA is the medical term for either male or female hair loss and baldness. It represents close to 95% of all men's hair loss. Androgenetic, from ANDROGEN. referring to the various hormones that control the development of masculine characteristics such as testosterone. GENETIC, the inheritance of genes from either mother or father's side of the family.
Male hair loss, male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia, is an hereditary condition which causes male baldness or significant male hair loss in about 66 percent of all men. An estimated 35 million men in the United States alone have male pattern hair loss. It can start as early as the teen years. Hair loss risk increases with age, with 40% of men showing noticeable hair loss by age of 35 and more than 50 percent of men over age 50 have some degree of hair loss.
- Male-Pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss for both men and women.
- Balding traits may be inherited from one's both parents.
- Male Hair loss is not a disease and is caused by heredity, hormones and age. Genetics determines hair follicles sensitivity to male sex hormones, androgens, dihydrotestosterone DHT.
In addition to male pattern baldness, excessive hair loss could also result from: alopecia areata or other medical conditions, crash dieting, damaging hair care practice, hormonal changes or thyroid abnormalities, serious illness, and severe emotional stress.
Using steroids may jeopardize ones health. Side effects of steroids can cause hair loss in addition to other health problems. Long lasting side effect include - premature balding or hair loss, dizziness, depression and aggression, hallucinations, sleeping problems, nausea, high blood pressure, aching joints, liver damage, urinary problems, increased risk of strokes.
Did you know... If you see sudden male hair loss, you should first check with your family doctor or internist. A dermatologist will treat skin infections that cause hair loss. It may be necessary for you to see an endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens. A doctor can offer medical treatment to improve the hair loss condition.
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