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Men and Hair Loss

Men and Hair Loss

Hair loss is a problem that can affect anyone. It can be devastating to the self-esteem and overall well-being of the individual. Hair loss in men can be caused by several factors.

Hereditary hair loss

Hair loss is more common in men than in women. It can be caused by genetics, stress, hormones or medications. If you are concerned about your hair loss and want to know more about it please see a specialist who can help diagnose the cause of your problem and recommend treatment options for you.

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes your immune system to attack your hair follicles. It can affect anyone and does not discriminate based on age or gender.

There are three types of alopecia areata: patchy, totalis and universalis. Patchy alopecia is when only small areas of the scalp have lost their hair; totalis means that all areas have been affected by a lack of hair growth; and universalis involves loss throughout the entire body (including eyebrows).

In most cases, people who suffer from this condition will notice bald spots on their heads within two years after they start losing their locks; however, some people may go years without knowing they have it until they notice patches missing from other parts of their bodies such as arms or legs.

Telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium is a type of hair loss that occurs when there's a shock to the system. It can be caused by stress, pregnancy, surgery or childbirth, crash dieting and even major life events such as divorce or death of a loved one.

Hair loss can occur anywhere on your body but it often starts with noticeable thinning in the crown area (the top) or temples (sideburn area). Most people will notice that their hair seems to be falling out more easily than usual - for example when brushing or washing it - which is why telogen effluvium is sometimes called "shedding phase."

Androgenetic alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness, is a common cause of hair loss in men. It's caused by an inherited sensitivity to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT is a hormone produced by the male sex organs and adrenal glands that can shrink and weaken your hair follicles over time. The result? An increased number of hairs falling out, followed by finer and shorter new growth.

The total number of hairs on your head stays about the same--but the shape changes over time because those lost are replaced with shorter ones near the scalp while longer ones stay farther away from your head. Your hairline recedes and grows thinner at the crown (top) as well--giving rise to what's often called "the shiny forehead."

Hair loss is a problem that can affect anyone.

Hair loss is a problem that can affect anyone. It's not just an issue for the elderly or men with thinning hair, although these groups are most likely to experience it. Hair loss can be caused by many things, including stress and illness. It's important to understand that there are many ways you can treat hair loss and prevent further loss from happening.


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