Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss. The primary cause of hair loss is genetics. That’s inherited or androgenic hair loss and makes up the majority. It is caused by increased sensitivity to male sex hormones in certain parts of the scalp, and is passed on from generation to generation. Some men have areas on the scalp that are very sensitive to the male sex hormones that circulate in men’s blood. The hormones make the hair follicles – from which hair grows – shrink. In men who develop male pattern baldness the hair loss may begin any time after puberty when blood levels of androgens rise. The first change is usually recession in the temporal areas, which is seen in 96 percent of mature Caucasian males, including those men not destined to progress to further hair loss.
Male pattern baldness is an inherited condition and the gene can be inherited from either the mother or father’s side. Thyroid disease can cause hair loss, but thyroid tests on people who have ordinary hair loss are usually normal. In male-pattern baldness, hair loss typically results in a receding hair line and baldness on the top of the head. Finally, hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Some medicines can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners, medicines used for gout, medicines used in chemotherapy to treat cancer, vitamin A, birth control pills and antidepressants. Hair loss remedies have advanced dramatically over the past ten years.
Causes of Male hair loss:
Male pattern hair loss is caused by sensitivity to male sex hormones. In general, most hair loss is not associated with systemic or internal disease, nor is poor diet a frequent factor. Thyroid disease can cause hair loss, but thyroid tests on people who have ordinary hair loss are usually normal. Although many medications list “hair loss” among their potential side effects, drugs are also not overall common causes of thinning or lost hair. Some men have areas on the scalp that are very sensitive to the male sex hormones that circulate in men’s blood. The hormones make the hair follicles – from which hair grows – shrink. Stress can cause hair loss is some people. Male pattern baldness is passed on from generation to generation.
Symptoms of Male hair loss:
1. Most people notice hair loss when looking at themselves in a mirror.
2. You may also find many hairs on your pillow in the morning or in your hairbrush or comb.
3. A decrease in the size of her ponytail.
Treatment of Male hair loss:
Hair loss due to infection may require oral antibiotics or antifungals. Alopecia areata can be treated with injections of steroids such as triamcinolone into the area. For all of the causes, early treatment works the best. One medicine, minoxidil, is available without a prescription. It is applied to the scalp. Both men and women can use it. Another medicine, finasteride is available with a prescription. If adequate treatment is not available for your type of hair loss, you may consider trying different hairstyles or wigs, hairpieces, hair weaves or artificial hair replacement.