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Hair Loss In Men Is Largely Genetic

Aug 16, 2008
Introduction

Hair loss is a wide spread problem among the middle aged Americans, specifically among the men. Hair loss in men is likely to occur primarily between late teen-age years and age 40-50, in a generally recognizable "male-pattern" baldness known as androgenetic alopecia. Hair loss is inevitable for many people, though there are remedies out there than can help to prevent such a thing from happening.

Baldness

When discussing baldness, which affects an estimated 40 million men and 20 million women in the United States, the topic is generally about a hereditary condition called androgenetic alopecia. Another cause of baldness is abuse of street drugs like cocaine and many others which do cause hair loss. Another type of baldness that results from hair styling actually can be permanent: Wearing hair pulled so tightly that it places tension on the scalp can result in a condition called traction alopecia.

Incidence of pattern baldness varies from population to population based on genetic background. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. Of course, aside from all these scientific reasons, baldness could be linked to intellect or wisdom simply because people go bald as they age and become more experienced. Baldness has, in recent years, in any case become less of a (supposed) liability due to an increasing fashionable prevalence of very short, or even completely shaven, hair among men, at least in western countries.

Causes

There are many myths regarding the possible causes of baldness and its relationship with one's virility, intelligence, ethnicity, job, social class, wealth etc. Causes of hair loss can be things such as allergy, prescription drugs side effects and nutrition deficiencies. Some causes, such as hormonal changes, are considered natural, while others signal serious health problems. A biopsy helps determine if the hair follicles are normal; if they are not, the biopsy may indicate possible causes.

Treatments

If you think your hair loss is permanent, and would like to stop the loss and regrow hair, there are several prescription and other medical treatments available for you to consider. Using a natural hair restoration product eliminates all the potential side effects that come with chemically derived treatments, including sexual side effects. There is no cure, but there are many treatments for this male pattern hair loss. There are natural treatments, which work just as well or even better and what is more importantly, they don't have any side effects. There are some herbal/natural treatments which involve a use of ingredients like green tea, ginko biloba, saw palmetto, pygeum africanum and stinging nettle. As with any condition, it is important that you see a physician to have your symptoms properly evaluated and treatments discussed with your doctor or holistic practitioner.

Conclusion

I think one of the reasons many people have come to believe that hat-wearing isconnected to hair loss is because many men who are losing their hair favor hats to hide that fact. Hair loss is a common part of growing old for many men across the world. Hair loss is only permanent if the living part of the hair, the root, is damaged. The good news is that hair loss in men is treatable and in some cases can even be stopped.
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Hair loss is only permanent if the living part of the hair, the root, is damaged. The good news is that hair loss in men is treatable and in some cases can even be stopped. Find out more about Hair Loss Prevention Paul Rodgers specializes in marketing natural health and beauty products
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