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Why Do Men Go Bald & What Can Be Done About it?

Where the hair on top of your head is going thin or receding up your forehead, you may be asking yourself what is causing it, whether there is anything you can do to stop it from happening, and if the lost hair can ever be restored.

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If this sounds familiar, then read on and find out exactly why men do lose their hair and what treatments are available to slow or even stop the process of balding from happening.

Causes

In most cases, men go bald as a result of a condition called male pattern baldness. This is completely hereditary, so it is not much you can do about it happening to you. It is believed that some 95 percent of all hair loss that occurs in men results from this condition. Male pattern baldness happens due to a sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – a byproduct of the hormone testosterone. 

Prevention

Because male pattern baldness is a condition that is inherited from a parent, it is almost impossible to reverse the hair loss that is experienced because of it without going down the root of surgery. 

What you can do, though, is prevent further loss of any more hair when the first signs of thinning occur. Both Regaine and Finasteride have been shown to stop any more hair loss from happening – even when it results from male pattern baldness. You can try the Numan products here. However, once you stop using these things, you may start to lose your hair once again. 

One way of preventing your hair’s loss from other causes is by looking after it and making sure that it is healthy. Some of the ways you can do this include having frequent scalp massages, stopping smoking, de-stressing, changing medications, and eating a healthy diet.

Treatment

There are various treatments out there, ranging from highly invasive ones to those that simply require application directly onto your scalp. Some of the most popular and effective ones are listed below:

  • Transplant surgery – there are two different forms of this treatment, follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT). Both are very invasive techniques and can be very uncomfortable and even painful to endure.
  • Laser treatment – this form of treatment works to improve blood circulation around the scalp, which causes the hair follicles to become stimulated, leading to hair growth. It is completely safe and tolerable, only producing a slight feeling of discomfort.
  • Medication – over the counter and prescription medications are available to treat hair loss in men and work to prevent any further hair loss that would have occurred if left untreated. These come in oral form or the form of a topical treatment.

The bottom line with all of this is that balding hair is a genetic condition that cannot be cured, and so you need to find the best way of slowing the process and managing it so that the impact is minimal. 

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