Hair grooming holds a lot of importance not just for women, but to men as well. As the very famous cliche goes; “Your hair is your crown and glory”, irrespective of your gender. A well-groomed hairstyle adds much more grace. To a great extent, healthy and well-kept hair adds character to your personality and personifies your identity.
So, it is a cause for concern when a man starts losing hair. It is difficult to stop it from shedding away usually, but it is possible to prevent pattern balding.
Prevention is definitely better than a post hair loss treatment. So to know how to prevent male balding pattern, the first step is to understand what it is, and why it occurs.
What is male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) is the most common and rapidly increasing type of hair loss in men. Medical research has proven that 50% of all men over the age of 50 are affected by male pattern baldness. It usually occurs when a man is genetically intolerant to the androgenic hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
What causes male pattern balding?
Male pattern balding is a genetic condition. The androgenic hormones become toxic on the hair follicles leading to Hair Loss. It occurs as part of the ageing process and not a harmful condition. However, male pattern balding affects a person’s self-esteem in young people who are affected.
Every hair strand on your head has a growth cycle. Male pattern balding is a result of the growth cycle becoming weak. The hair follicle shrinks and the new hair that grows is shorter and thinner. Eventually, the growth cycle ends and diminishes the growth of new hair.
Male Pattern Baldness is often associated with many other health conditions like obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Having this condition run in your family is another huge factor to be considered. Although genetic balding pattern does not have any side effects, it can occur due to side effects caused by cancers, thyroid, chemotherapies and radiation therapy.
Health conditions causing skin rashes on the scalp can cause an unusual pattern of hair loss accompanied by balding. Blood tests or a skin biopsy might be necessary to diagnose problems that cause male pattern balding.
While you now know what can cause male balding pattern, preventive measures are the best way to keep balding at bay.
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