Male hair loss is a common condition.
Statistics show that up to 85% of men will have some degree of hair loss during their lifetime.
The intensity and speed of male hair loss can cause anxiety or stress.
Is male hair loss normal?
Hair shedding is part of the natural hair cycle.
It is normal to find hair on the bathroom floor or on pillows.
You can expect to shed up to 100 hair follicles per day.
This amount of hair usually does not get noticed.
So, when you notice hair being shed in your daily routine, it is necessary to check for possible reasons of the excessive hair shedding.
What could be causing the hair shedding?
Hair shedding can be the result of systemic illness, hormonal disturbances, genetics, lifestyle, scalp conditions and so on.
A complete evaluation is necessary to identify the main causes of hair shedding.
Some aspects should be analyzed, such as:
- General health conditions
- Gym supplements and steroids
- Hair styling
- Hair shaft and scalp examination
Is it possible to recover the hair that is shedding?
Hair shedding does not mean hair loss.
The hair follicles that shed by the natural hair cycle are replaced by new ones, starting a new hair cycle.
Even abnormal excessive shedding does not mean hair loss, because there are transitory causes of hair shedding.
Once these causes are identified and treated, the hair can recover completed.
Otherwise, hair shedding can evolve to hair loss, characterized as baldness.
Male hair loss can be caused by genetics, inflammatory and cicatricial scalp disorders, after scalp trauma or radiotherapy.
What is the most common cause of male hair loss?
Although there is conditions that can cause male hair loss, the most common cause of male baldness is androgenetic alopecia.
Androgenetic alopecia is characterized by progressive hair thinning, shortening and shedding.
The shrinking hair process is called miniaturization, which occurs in genetically predisposed individuals by male hormones.
Changes in hair features such as color, shape, density or texture can be the first signs of androgenetic alopecia.
The androgenetic alopecia evolution varys from a receding hairline to extensive baldness.
How can I avoid baldness?
First of all, it is necessary to identify the causes of the hair loss as soon as possible.
Considering that baldness is a progressive condition and there is effective hair treatment, you should look for a hair specialist doctor as soon as you noticed the first signs of baldness or hair loss.
The treatment will depend on the causes and degree of baldness.
The likelihood of successful hair treatment is increased the sooner that you notice hair loss and treat it.
The use of medications and medical devices is recommended to patients with mild or moderate baldness.
The treatment of patients with androgenetic alopecia depends on the degree of thinning hair.
Advanced male hair loss should consider hair reconstruction techniques such as hair surgical transplant.
When should I look for a doctor?
You should look for a doctor as soon as you notice excessive hair shedding, thinning hair or patchy hair loss.
Male hair loss can be controlled.
The best chances of a successful treatment depend on how early the baldness is diagnosed and treated.
Doppio Clinic is headed by a hair loss specialist physician who leads a team of professionals prepared to help with your hair problems.
Make an appointment today to get information and advice about you hair loss.