Hair loss is a common problem worldwide, affecting one-third of the population. Everyone loses 100 hair strands each day. It’s a natural phenomenon but the prospect of going bald can be a nightmare. So, when a man starts to realize that he’s losing his hair, he tends to panic. Don’t panic! Consult your doctor. Panic may just incite further hair loss.
There are many things that cause hair loss in men. Some of them are highlighted below:
1. Genetic causes: the most common cause of hair loss is ‘male pattern baldness’ which causes the familiar ‘U-shape’ balding patch on many men.
2. Age: unfortunately you can’t fight Mother Nature on this one. Both men and women will see at least some hair loss and thinning as they age. From 30 onwards, hair growth starts to slow and volume decreases.
3. Diet: like anything else, your hair needs nutrients to grow and stay healthy. Sudden weight loss, low iron levels, or a poor diet can all lead to hair shedding – albeit on a temporary basis.
4. Stress: hair loss can be caused by intense physical or emotional stress. But this type of hair loss can cause a sudden widespread thinning, rather than a receding hairline.
5. Dermatological conditions: some dermatological conditions such as Psoriasis or Seborrheic Dermatitis can also cause hair loss.
Easily mistaken for dandruff, Psoriasis of the scalp causes an overproduction of skin cells visible as large white flakes. This condition can sometimes damage hair follicles and lead to temporary hair loss.
Seborrheic Dermatitis is a skin condition that is sometimes found on the scalp, indicated by small red patches that are often itchy. This is caused by an inflammatory response in your scalp and can cause hair loss in large patches on the head.
• Proper diet: balance your diet properly. Ensure that you have proper intakes of vitamins and proteins in your food.
•Dermatological conditions: once they are treated with medications, hair growth returns to normal.
•Food Supplements: these supplements are very effective to battle hair loss causes such as inflammation, and strengthen hair with vitamins.
•Topical Treatment: the best known, *FDA-approved way to fight hair loss is Minoxidil. It has been clinically proven to slow hair loss and regrow some hair. However, according to some research its long-term results can be disappointing.
•Prescription Medication: the most effective treatment for male pattern baldness is the prescription medicine, Finasteride. While exact causes of male pattern baldness are still being studied, this medicine has been proven to help stop hair loss in 90% of men.
•Non-surgical Treatments: non-surgical treatments like PRP and Mesotherapy are also popular *FDA- approved treatments to support hair growth, nourish and strengthen your hair naturally.
•Hair Transplant: there is surgical option of hair transplant in which hairs are moved individually from the back of the head to the areas that need them.