Some men simply accept hair loss as a part of life, an inevitability of the aging process—but have you ever paused to wonder why male hair loss happens? There’s no simple or elegant answer here, as the causes of men’s hair loss are numerous. Identifying the cause of your hair loss, however, can be a key first step toward finding a hair loss solution.
Natural hair growth follows a pattern called phases, which consist of growth and rest cycles, and often the causes of male hair loss come as result of these normal stages being hindered or unproductive or excess shedding during a resting cycle. Hair follicles alternate growing and resting which means you don’t lose your hair all at once. During the resting cycle, your follicles shed hair to get ready for their next growth cycle. The result means a small amount of hair loss (10 percent) is normal, but becomes of concern when it is excessive.
The most common source of male hair loss is genetics. Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, affects more than 50 million American men and is a hereditary trait. Male pattern baldness can be identified by its unique hair loss pattern. Men will begin to lose hair at the crown and experience a receding hairline, often ending up with an M-shaped hairline. Male pattern baldness can take effect early in life, too—as early as the mid-20s.
When first losing your hair, it's best to consult with your medical doctor to rule out any underlying health issues. In some situations, hair loss is a side effect health problems, like autoimmune disorders, and can be reversed with the treatment of a disease. Autoimmune disorders, though rare, cause the body to attack its hair follicles all over the body and cause disorders like alopecia totalis, alopecia areata, and alopecia universalis.
Other reasons for male hair loss may be medical treatments including some prescription drugs, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, though these often temporary. Anxiety and stress can cause temporary or permanent hair loss in men as can infections and diseases, like lupus, thyroid disorders, and other conditions. Skin disorders and disease of the scalp can compromise the ability to grow thick, full, healthy hair, and lead to either partial or complete hair loss.
Poor nutrition is another reason for male hair loss. A diet low in iron, protein, or other nutrients (vitamins and minerals) can cause hair thinning or loss. Unsustainable diets and eating disorders may lead to nutritional issues and hair loss. Even lifestyle choices like wearing ponytails and “man buns” can result in traction alopecia.
While your medical team can help identify the cause of your hair loss, the team at Hair Professionals can help you identify what to do about it. The process starts with an evaluation, where we’ll look at your hairline and your scalp and help you determine what you’re up against. Not only are our consultations complimentary, but they are also discreet.
Following the initial evaluation, the Hair Professionals team can begin recommending some hair restoration solutions that might work well for your needs. Don’t delay in starting the process. The earlier you start, the more options are available. Regain the hair you’ve always wanted by visiting us at Hair Professionals today.
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