The Truth About Hair Loss
By Andy Casanata
Male Pattern Baldness: On average, there are
90,000 to 150,000 hairs on the scalp. The hairs grow from roots
called follicles. Blood vessels at the base of each follicle
provide nourishment vital for hair and hair growth. Hair growth
in each root occurs in a cycle independent of each other. At
about 90 percent of the hairs on the scalp are in the growth
phase, while the other 10 percent are in the resting phase.
The growth phase can last an average of up to five years, after
which the follicle goes into a resting phase, which can last
upto four months. At the end of this phase, the hair falls out
and is replaced by a new hair. This is all a perfectly normal
part of the growth cycle. In fact, on a typical day, up to 150
hairs can be lost. Baldness occurs when hair is lost at an unusually
high rate and hair replacement occurs at an unusually slow rate
and/or when normal hairs are replaced by weaker, smaller ones.
What is Male Pattern Baldness?Almost all cases of hair loss
is the result of Male pattern baldness (or androgenetic alopecia.
Male pattern baldness occurs much more frequently in men than
in women. Even in mild cases It affects roughly 50 million men
in the United States.
Balding may begin at any age after puberty. While
some types of hair loss is reversible, male pattern baldness
tends to be permanent. It occurs in a very typical pattern on
the scalp.Hair loss usually begins at the temples and at the
top of the head toward the back, causing a receding hairline
and a bald spot. Sometimes progressing further until the two
sections become joined,leaving a horseshoe pattern on the sides
and back of the head
Male pattern baldness progresses slowly and is
not associated with any physical discomfort.
What causes male pattern baldness?Male pattern baldness is thought
to be a combination of hormonal and genetic factors. Testosterone
and its more potent derivative dihydrotestosterone (DHT) are
the contributimg factors of the degree of balddness. Whatever
the exact causes of male pattern baldness may be, it is hereditary.
A tendency toward baldness on either side of a mans family(mother
or father) indicates The speed, pattern,and degree of the balding.
Usually, the earlier it begins, the more severe the hair loss
Balding is not caused by wearing a hat,you cant
regrow hair by Massaging or brushing,or excessive shampooing
stimulate hair growth. These are thought to be false. Stress
may contribute to a form of hair loss,but normal everyday stress
does not contribute to balding
What are the treatment options for male pattern baldness?
-Specialty Shampoos(for example Helsinki Formula)
Hair transplantation: In hair transplants, healthy live follicles
are removed from a donor site on the scalp and transplanted
to the balding area. The follicles are commonly taken in "plugs"
of one hair to two hairs (micrografts) from the sides or back
of the head and moved to the balding area, with the hairline
being slowly reconstructed. Larger plugs may be used. Donor
sites with full hair make transplants more successful. Some
scarring may occur. Transplanted follicles are usually permanent.
Synthetic hair has also been used for transplants but has been
known for to have a high rate of infection and has been been
banned. As with any surgical procedure, hair transplantation
present certain risks.If you are considering a transplant, consult
WigsA hairpiece can be custom made to cover a balding area.
Hairpieces may fade and over time. It is important to clean
the scalp under the hairpiece regularly.Another option is a
weave, in which fake(synthetic) hair is sewn into existing hair.
This just a quick run down of what happens when most men reach
a certain age. Here are a couple of sites that we have found
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and even might give you possible solutions to
this problem that has afflicted almost every man for generations.
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