Men’s Hair Loss Causes and Treatment Options FAQ
Hair loss in men can occur for a variety of reasons. It can be brought on by stress; aggravated over a period of time by certain types of hair styles; brought on by various medical conditions, a hormonal imbalance; or as most often occurs, hereditary hair loss.
By far the most common men’s hair loss causes are male pattern baldness, Androgenic Alopecia, representing almost 95% of all thinning hair in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited it as part of their genetic makeup.
ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA – the modem medical term for male pattern hair loss – can be broken down in two parts.
What is Androgenic Alopecia?
First, Androgenic, consisting of ANDROGEN (Any of the various hormones that control the appearance and development of masculine characteristics such as testosterone). And GENETIC–the inheritance of genes from either the mother or the father’s side of the family. Add AGE, which when coupled with genetics, represents a time clock that will signal the hair follicle to produce an enzyme named 5 alpha reductase. When the testosterone present in the follicle combines with the enzyme 5 alpha reductase, it produces dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Second, ALOPECIA means hair loss, of which there are many types.
To put it simply, scientists are working against aging, hormones and human genetics. This is no easy task. Men’s hair loss causes are many and varied. Add the fact that male or female pattern hair loss is not life threatening, and it is easy to see why many physicians do not view it as a priority in scientific research.
What is working for you in terms of research is that large pharmaceutical firms now know that a cure could mean a fortune in revenue for their companies and stockholders.
Although we may not see a cure in our lifetime, it is possible. Science is closer to understanding thinning hair due to many recent advancements. To say the cure is aroun