A Look at Male Hair Loss
At a research study held in a university in Norfolk,
Virginia, it was found that 84 percent of men
suffering from hair loss were preoccupied with
the loss. They described feelings of helplessness,
vulnerability, and jealousy of men with full,
healthy heads of hair. Men who had begun losing
their hair in their early twenties were more likely
to have problems with low self-esteem.Male hair
loss occurs because of a hormone imbalance. The
medical term for male-pattern baldness is Androgenetic
This term will help you understand the factors
involved in excessive male hair loss. Androgen
refers to any of the many hormones that control
the appearance and development of masculine traits.
An example is testosterone. Genetic refers to
heredity, the inheritance of genes from either
the mother or father. Alopecia simply means hair
loss. So we could say that male hair loss occurs
because of male hormones affected by genetic inheritance.DHT
(testosterone and 5-alpha-reductase) is a naturally
occurring hormone that helps in sexual development.
Genetic switches in certain men after puberty
cause changes in hair follicles; specifically
androgen receptor sites on the follicles that
regulate healthy hair growth.
As DHT levels increase as men age, binding at
the follicle receptor sites increases. This causes
an imbalance in the biological processes of the
hair follicles that are more sensitive. Slowly,
the follicles begin to degrade as DHT builds up
on the site causing hair to grow back thinner
and shorter, eventually making it so thin and
short that it can't be seen.
Men lose their hair
in different ways based on their genetic predisposition.
Male hair loss usually involves receding at the
temples, loss on the top of the head, and thinning
over large areas. These patterns are identified
on something called the "Norwood scale," which
classifies different types of hair loss.Hairloss
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