Both men and women can suffer thinning of the hair and baldness at any point after puberty.
While surveys show that most men and nearly all women would be concerned by hair loss.The numbers seeking treatment are surprisingly small. About 160,000 suffers seek surgical treatments each year.
Types of Bladness:
Another type of baldness is alopeica known as alopecia areata is usually temporary.
Male baldness runs in families and is due to male hormones. It starts after puberty over the temples and the hair1ine which recedes, resulting in a high forehead. The top of the scalp loses all the hair and become smooth.In “male pattern hair loss” as the hair recedes usually an “M” shape begins to become evident.
Causes of Bladness:
Studies indicate that in 95 percent cases, hair loss is genetic, but many other factors such as
vitamin and hormonal deficiencies
overuse of hair dye,
physical and emotional stress also lead to uncontrolled hair loss. However, it is possible to control most of these factors that lead to untimely hair fall among individuals.
Hair Loss Facts:
40 percent of all women and half of all men will experience hair loss in their lifetimes.
The most common causes of hair loss are genetically related.
Everyday shampooing, combing and blow-drying does not speed up hair loss.
Experts say that people with certain nutritional deficiencies can sometimes experience hair loss.
what can be done about this(hair loss)?
There are several products (both natural and man-made) that attempt to block DHT production thus reducing the occurrence of thinning hair and hair loss. Saw palmetto (the primary ingredient in Hair Genesis) has recently been proven to among the most effective natural DHT blockers.That may seem a lot but 35million men suffer male pattern baldness in the USA alone.
Hair Loss Treatments:
There are hair loss treatments that can inhibit DHT production thus causing less thinning hair and possibly stopping male pattern hair loss all together.
The most widely ccepted explanation for male pattern hair loss is the DHT theory. DHT stands for dihydrotestosterone, a by product of testosterone created by the enzyme 5 Alpha-Reductase. During puberty, high levels of DHT in the body are normal and aid in the development of secondary sexual aracteristics. Later, in life however, high levels of DHT can have negative effects on hair health. Essentially, DHT will attach itself to the hair follicle depriving it of nutrition and causing atrophy (shrinking), and eventually the follicle will fall out.
Drug treatments have improved immensely over the past few years but even the best of these treatments (currently Propecia) produces no re-growth in 30% of cases and is unsuitable for women. The drugs used for treatment of the baldness are like Minoxidil, Finasteride, Corticosteroids, Anthralin, etc. For those who cannot benefit from drug therapies or for hair loss as the result of burns or other injury a variety of surgical procedures are available.
Grafts have moved away from moving large patches to techniques where between one and four hairs are moved at a time – This means direction and placement of hairs can be fine tuned and a far more natural result achieved. These new procedures can be combined with tissue expansion, where the scalp is stretched and areas of hair loss removed, to create the best possible look.