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hair loss in men

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  • Posted By: stevie teever
  • December 8, 2009
  • 00:29 PM

The main cause of the hair loss in men is the hormonal imbalance i.e. excessive production of the dihydrotestosterone and reduction in the levels of the testosterone. This happens due to the conversion of the testosterone to the dihydrotestosterone in excessive amount. This process is being guided by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. When this enzyme is produced in excessive amount, it converts all the present testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The DHT sticks to the hair follicles and reduces the blood nutrient supply to the hairs. As a result hairs get weak and they fall down. The bald patches are noted in few days and a person suffers with the male pattern baldness.

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  • Male hair loss, also known as alopecia or pattern baldness, is the most common among men and it is caused by heightened sensitivity to male sex hormones in given scalp areas. Most hair loss patterns are inherited. Once perceived as an undesirable situation to find yourself in, men suffering from male hair loss have learned to accept and embrace their condition.Hair loss is first and foremost a personal issue.Treatments for male hair loss include a variety of processes and procedures that cover surgical implants, regenerative lotions, and compressed pill medications. Some more invasive (and more expensive) than others, hair loss treatments are out there for men to try. If you are at the point in which you rather try everything before going bald, leave comb-overs and weird-looking wigs for creepy guys in the movies. These options are not something you want to take into account to cover up or solve your bald spot.Of the two treatment options for hair loss treatment, plastic surgery is probably the most direct way of replacing lost hair. Medication treatments trigger hair regrowth, stop hair loss, or both.
    stevie teever 4 Replies
    • January 5, 2010
    • 05:55 AM
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  • Androgenetic alopecia is the main cause for hair loss, particularly in men. Individuals with androgenetic alopecia often have a genetic predisposition to hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia results when testosterones combine with an enzyme to produce dihydrotestosterone (or DHT). When DHT binds with the hair receptors it causes the hair follicles to shrink. Some hair follicles eventually die or lose their ability to grow hair. However, when the buildup of DHT blocks the hair follicle in women, the condition is referred to as female pattern baldness. This is because female pattern baldness can happen for a number of other reasons. Some reasons are associated with the excess of testosterones, while others are not. Here are simple tips for hair loss:1. Massage extra virgin coconut oil on your remaining hair and scalp (make sure that it penetrates your scalp) just massage, never use comb..2. wrap it with hot towel then cover with shower cap 3. rinse off with a little shampoo and lots of conditioner (preferably one w/ coco milk) 4. PAT dry your hair, never rub with towel...5. use wide tooth comb till it gets a bit dry...no irons or blow dryer pls... With this, im sure you'll regain strength for remaining hair and eliminate hair loss...hope this helps...give me a feedback then
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have the same problem. and I think this is a fate.
    neil_ws_12 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • I think that If You are use the shampoo and the condisioner for wash the hair, It is harm to for hair fall. I just want to say that You will have to reduce the use of it and use the natural products like aloe vera , lemon etc. I hope that It should be very helpful for it.
    nevillemartin11 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Preventing hair loss is not at all an easy task. However, some methods that have been used on some people, there are several vitamin rich capsules and hair loss supplements which contain natural ingredients which will help to prevent hair loss. Exercising regularly can improve blood flow, the delivery of oxygen to the cells of the body, and helps the digestion of foods, all these things aid to the health of hair follicles.
    Rickey 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi guys,..Avoid using hair styling products with alcohol which dries out hair.Avoid putting hair styling products directly on your scalp, if you put it on your scalp you'll clog the pores on your head. regards,..
    Brigham 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi guys,..Avoid using hair styling products with alcohol which dries out hair.Avoid putting hair styling products directly on your scalp, if you put it on your scalp you'll clog the pores on your head. regards,..Earth Dog Story
    Brigham 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • I recommend Regen Hair Vitalizer. I started using it 2 years ago, and now everyone in my family uses it, including the kids. It is a natural product, so no worries about harmful chemicals. I don't know if your hair loss is hereditary...in my friend circle, most people use Regen and they have all seen new hair-growth!Hope this will help you!!
    marklee99 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi all, There may be several reasons for loosing hair in men. The reasons may be predetermined genetic factors, family history, and aging process. Sometimes the reason for hair loss may be several health conditions like thyroid disease and iron deficiency anemia. In my opinion, a hair growth shampoo may be helpful for you as one of my friends had experience with these. It supplies protein to protect the hair shaft. Fast hair
    anjana agrawal 9 Replies Flag this Response
  • Nice posting.Hair fall is a very common problem among people. In most cases abnormal loosing of hair is a sign of health problems. What is abnormal loosing of hair? Do not panic if you loose from 50 to 100 hair per day, this is normal. If you clearly lose more or you see hairless spots on your head, see your doctor.
    Dallas 4 Replies
    • August 23, 2011
    • 05:33 AM
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  • The main cause of the hair loss in men is the hormonal imbalance i.e. excessive production of the dihydrotestosterone and reduction in the levels of the testosterone. This happens due to the conversion of the testosterone to the dihydrotestosterone in excessive amount. This process is being guided by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. When this enzyme is produced in excessive amount, it converts all the present testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The DHT sticks to the hair follicles and reduces the blood nutrient supply to the hairs. As a result hairs get weak and they fall down. The bald patches are noted in few days and a person suffers with the male pattern baldness. Could this be considered part of genetic causes of hair loss? and if the hair transplant is the only solution for this type of hair loss among men?
    drtyngtan 1 Replies Flag this Response
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  • Hello,There are many reason for hair loss like family history and other products like shampoo etc.....Hair Transplant in Pakistan
    cosmeticsurgery 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi there, just a quick response to this thread. I would also like to recommend to include biotin in your daily diet for it helps in maintaining a healthier hair. Biotin is actually vitamin H which is part of the B Complex group of vitamins which plays an important role especially in our hair. I've been taking this great supplement for almost a year now and the results are just amazing. My hair's thicker and grows faster. It minimizes hair fall. In addition, I've learned that biotin's not only good in our hair but also good for our skin and nails.:)
    ashily_kirsten 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi,Alopecia is a really annoying condition as it seems to be very difficult to treat and the existing treatments don't seem to work the same way on everybody..I am suffering from Alopecia myslef, Alopecia Aerata exactly, which leaves you bald patches on your head. I am taking a long term treatment to try to fix the problem (with regain products). So far, it has stopped the hair loss process and new thin hair has started to grow back. The results are still not good enough to cover the patches, but I hope that within 6 to 8 months the patches will be covered with new hair.I spent ages online to try to find information and products, and have tried loads of things (and bought loads of inefficient products found online...). The truth is that, this is the jungle out there, and loads of people are taking advantage of this situation to sell you expensive useless products because your are desperate to find a solution! Don"t buy them, unless a doctor confirms you that they might be efficient.I found a good resource though, published by an NHS accredited pharmacy (a UK official public organism). Here is the link: http://www.doctorfox.co.uk/hair-loss-guide/ It's a good hub linking to loads of useful (and medically correct) sources. It helped to understand this condition. In any case, I would advise anybody who suffer from this condition, or think that something weird is going on there, to see their GP first. This is really important to see somebody who would be able to help you, and if not, to send you to somebody who could. Auto medication doesn't work and could be harmful. You need a professional to help and advise you. Anyway, I just wanted to share my story and perspective on the matter, as loads of people have this condition and don't know what to do. Thanks for reading!I hope this helps. Johann
    johannheb 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Glad to read some very useful information here. I've read some comments from other discussion forums how biotin helped them resolve hair problems like thinning and hair fall.
    ashily_kirsten 13 Replies Flag this Response
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