For all those men facing hair loss – ever wondered why your hair starts disappearing as you enter your thirties? Uh oh – a balding head – is it male pattern baldness? One fine day you realize that the hair around the center of your head has started thinning – and you start crying out for your precious healthy locks, and think “Dear God, why me?”
The bad news is that is U.S alone, over 40 million men are affected with baldness each year. The hair on the temples and crown of the head begin to be replaced by shorter and thinner hair until they too start falling off without replacement.
So why do some men go bald while plenty of others are able to show off their beautiful healthy locks even when they are 50+?
The first and most logical reason for male baldness is their genes. Indeed, baldness is genetic, and contrary to common belief that it’s the faulty genes from the mother side which cause balding, it can actually be from either parent. The genetic codes of the man’s body create an excess of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which slows down hair production and attacks the baby hair follicles damaging them so that they not grow further.
Oily hair is another cause for hair loss. Sebum (the chemical produced by the hair which makes it oily) has high levels of DHT and so weakens your hair and increases the amount falling off. If your hair is oily, wash it daily to reduce hair fall.
Many other reasons include malnutrition, illness, fungal infections like ringworm, chemotherapy, and thyroid or other hormonal imbalances.
What can they do to keep their hair strands stay where they are? The good news is that advanced medical technologies have created opportunities for hair replacement. They may be expensive in some areas of the world but nevertheless it’s a worthwhile option to look at. Malnutrition can be treated, and so can ringworm. For patients going through chemotherapy, of course, wigs are always available!