Everything you need to know about male balding
Hair thinning and hair loss occurs for a range of reasons – medical conditions and treatments, genetics, hormonal changes, diet and the general ageing process can all contribute to loss of hair. Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male dalding or male pattern baldness is one of the most common forms of hair loss.
- What is male pattern balding?
- At what age do men start going bald?
- What Causes Male Pattern Baldness ?
- Can I stop baldness naturally?
- Can male balding be reversed?
What is male pattern balding?
With male pattern baldness, the growth cycle begins to weaken and the hair follicles shrink, producing shorter, finer strands of hair. In the end, the growth cycle for each hair ends and no new hairs grow in their place.
Researchers have determined that this type of hair loss is related to hormones called androgens. Increased levels of androgens in hair follicles can lead to a shorter cycle of hair growth and the production of shorter and thinner hair strands.
Symptoms of Male balding
The main symptoms of male pattern baldness are:
- Receding hairlines or a horseshoe-like hair pattern.
- Gradual thinning of the hair and/or bald spots across areas of the scalp
- Widespread hair loss
At what age do men start going bald?
Around 25% of men have started to lose their hair by the time they’re 30 years old and by the age of 50 around 85% of men have significantly thinner hair.
Thinning hair usually starts with either a receding hairline or thinning at the crown of the head and this is due to DHT, the hormone that makes hair follicles shrink. About 80% of men experience male pattern hair loss by age 80.
What Causes Male Pattern Baldness ?
Sensitivity to hormone Dihydrotestosterone, also known as DHT, is the main cause of male pattern baldness. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an androgen and the process of testosterone converting to DHT occurs in both men and women which can cause hair thinning and hair loss.
When testosterone increases, it’s converted to DHT which then links to receptors on hair follicles in the scalp, causing them to shrink and become less capable of supporting healthy hair growth.
Is male balding genetic?
Male balding and hair loss can be genetic. The genetic component is thought to be polygenic meaning it involves more than one gene.
Baldness is strongly associated with the AR gene found on the ‘X’ chromosome and a study found that people with the gene had more than twice the risk of developing MPB than people without it.
Men carry an X and a Y chromosome whilst females only carry an X chromosome. Research has also found that more than 80% of people who experience noticeable balding had a father who also experienced hair loss.
However, there are a number of other things that can cause hair loss in men such as diet, stress, hair care routines, medications and so on. To understand to cause, you should speak to a doctor for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment options.
Does male baldness skip a generation?
As with any genetically inherited condition, it is possible for male pattern baldness to skip a generation, however, it’s not certain that this will happen.
It can be inherited from either the mother’s or the father’s side of the family therefore it’s difficult to tell if hair loss will skip a generation.
What is the best treatment for male balding ?
Hair transplants are a perfect method for anyone wanting to restore hair growth. Choosing the right hair transplant clinic, doing the right care before and after and choosing an experienced and trusted doctor is essential.
Especially when opting for a hair transplant and is the perfect permanent solution for those wanting a full head of hair. Hair transplants are the most successful form of hair restoration.
Can I stop baldness naturally?
Once the hair follicle is destroyed hair loss becomes irreversible, male pattern baldness is usually an inherited condition and it’s difficult to non-surgically reverse hair loss seen with male pattern hair loss.
However, there are a number of things you can do to look after your hair such as eating a healthy diet, taking multivitamin supplements and maintaining good hair and scalp care.
Healthline media found a theory that stress may cause hair loss by increasing the production of sex hormones in the body. You can manage stress by practising mindfulness and exercising.
Can male balding be reversed?
There are a number of treatments available for male pattern hair loss. Finasteride and Minoxidil are the main treatments for male pattern baldness.
Minoxidil can also be used to treat female pattern hair loss however it should be noted that women should not use finasteride.
These treatments have a range of side effects and there’s a possibility they might not work for everyone. The treatments only work for as long as they’re used and should be medically reviewed.
Hair transplants are the perfect procedure for those worrying about hair loss, specifically male pattern balding. They’re effective, provide long-lasting results and have a high success rate and they negate the need to take medication every day that can have negative side effects.
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