Men’s Hair Loss

Introduction:

Hair is one of the things in our body which gives us an attractive look. Properly groomed hair gives you an allegiant look and confidence too. So, if any person losing their hair or suffering from hair fall may be, they lose their confidence too. A huge population of males all over the world suffered from this unpleasant problem. Hair fall in male generally called male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia

Male pattern baldness is scientifically called androgenic alopecia, male pattern baldness is commonly occurred in age 20 to 25, in some of the cases it seems in some teenagers. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), more than 50 percent of all men over the age of 50 will be affected by male pattern baldness to some extent.

How We Recognize Hair Loss:  

Generally, in a day approximately 100 hair are shredded out. So, no need to worry if you lost this amount, it’s normal and these hairs are re-grow with the time. But if you lost higher then this number then it’s a matter of concern. So finally, the question comes and gets stuck, how will we recognize the hair fall.

In the early stage, it is a little bit difficult but still many ways to recognize, but there is no thumb rule. You may recognize if:

  • The frontal hairline is receding
  • Thinning of hair
  • Crown area hair density becomes low
  • Too many hairs are coming in the comb
  • Hair comes in the towel at the time of wiping
  • The root of the hair is weak, so when you lightly pull hair it will be plucked out

Causes:

Hair fall is most common in the male. There are a variety of causes that’s why we have got to see different types of hair fall in different people. Some people have mild hair fall and then it may be recovered. But in some cases, it’s not. Because the reason is different like genetic factors. So, now we discuss those factors which commonly affect hair loss.

Stress

One of the common factors for hair loss. in various studies, doctors and researchers claim stress is one of the factors for hair loss in some cases. Because of stress, there are several hormonal changes occurred in our body and these changes caused hair fall. Thyroid disturbance is also one of the reasons in some cases.

Nutrition

The nutritional factor is also one of the reasons for hair loss. Jane Davies, a trichologist at The Hair Physio in Perth, says “HAIR cells are the second fastest-growing cells in the body and they need a lot of nutrients and energy to sustain their activity,”.  Essential nutrition like protein, vitamin, iron, zinc, and calcium. They must be in your diet for healthy hair. Take proteinous food in your diet, vitamin B12 (Biotin) is also necessary for better hair growth

There are some medicines that are also available in the market which fulfills the requirement of biotin, zinc, and iron. Sometimes we are not able to balance our diet due to busy schedules and skip this nutrition so these medicines are one of the options, which should be only taken after consultancy to the doctor. But it is far better if you take this nutrition through food or diet

Genetic and hormonal factor

That is the most common factor. According to the research and studies, the AR and 5-alpha reductase genes are responsible for androgenetic alopecia. Although according to researchers many genes may be responsible for androgenic alopecia but mostly AR has been confirmed in studies. These genes are more in males than in females. Mainly these are found in the crown and frontal area. Due to the variation in AR gene, the number of androgenic receptors increased in the hair follicles. And become the cause of hair fall.

Also, the 5-alpha reductase enzyme converts the testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. And this dihydrotestosterone becomes accumulated in the hair follicle and may cause hair fall.

           

5-alpha-reductase enzyme

                    Testosterone    Dihydrotestosterone

Environmental factor

Pollution is also one of the most common factors that cause hair loss. Dust particles are settled down into the hair follicle and block the follicle and cause premature hair fall.

Cosmetics and medicines

People use lots of cosmetics like hair colorants, bleach, wax, gel, and hair straightens product in their hair without the consult of experts. These are the synthetic product which may weaken the follicle of hair. And cause hair loss. Also, sometimes, due to some of the medicines which you take for the treatment of your disease may be caused temporary hair loss.

Treatments:

There are lots of treatments you may find in the market from home remedies to medicines. But the concern is which one suits you. In many cases, people don’t know about the cause of the hair fall and start treatment. That is the unappropriated way to treat the problem of hair fall. So, first of all, find out the cause of the hair fall and then apply the treatment.

Here some treatments according to the causes:

1.    Nutrition

As we said nutrition is also one of the reasons of hair fall so take that food which can give nutrients which is helpful to treat the problem of hair fall. Should take biotin-rich food in a day in your daily meal.

Biotin reach foods are:

  • Egg
  • Mushroom
  • Cauliflower
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potato
  • Almonds
  • Broccoli

There are many supplements that are also selling in the market in the form of medicine but you can try to take these from food sources. And these nutritious foods also take with any treatment. It will provide extra benefits to you.

2.    Cleansing

Due to the pollution dirt will close the hair follicle. So, Clean your hair twice in a weak with shampoo after oiling. By doing this regularly Follicle of hair becomes clean and the root of the hair becomes stronger.

3.    Medicines

If the cause of the hair fall is genetic or hormonal then remedies could not work. So, in that case, mostly the dermatologist prescribes the medicines and solution. And the most frequently used medicines are finasteride and minoxidil 5% solution.

Finasteride

it is used to inhibit the action of a 5-alpha-reductase enzyme. After inhibition of the enzyme, testosterone doesn’t convert into the dihydrotestosterone, and hair fall is decreased. In the case of male hair fall, finasteride is the most promising medicine. And it shows a valuable effect if it used with minoxidil solution. On the one side, where there is a benefit from its use, on the other side, there are some serious disadvantages for men like;

  •       Decrease libido
  •       Erectile dysfunction
  •       Decreased ejaculatory volume
Natural dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blockers:
  • Tomato
  • Wall-nuts
  • Watermelon
  • Wheat germ
  • White mushrooms
  • Tuna
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Peanut
  • Egg yolk
  • Almonds
Minoxidil

It is only FDA approved solution for the treatment of alopecia. It is generally the first choice of treatment according to many of the dermatologists. And it is useful to the extent. It is easily available in market under the different brand names. It is generally available in many concentrations like 2%, 5%, and 10% but the mostly used concentration is 5% solution. Mostly it has no harmful side effect but in some cases, it can cause itching and rashes on scalp, and also hair becomes dry. According to the dermatologist, minoxidil is a long process and if any person quit its use in a very short period of time then they may face excessive hair fall again and then maybe the chances, that minoxidil does not show effect again.

Yoga and Asana

According to the Ayurveda poor blood circulation in scalp caused hair fall. According to Ayurveda hairs need nutrition for growth and the proper blood circulation transport the appropriate nutrition to the hairs so, the Asana called sirsh Asana may help to increase the blood circulation in the scalp area and enhance the re-growth of hair and decrease the hair fall.

 

 

Note: Please do not take any medicine without consulting a doctor

 

 

 

 

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