Men's Hair Loss
Facts about Men’s Hair Loss
- As many as 50% of all men will have some degree of male pattern baldness by age 50.
- The medical term for hair loss is alopecia, the most common being androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness.
- 95% of hair loss in men is genetically pre-determined.
- Medications may cause hair loss (such as some anticoagulants, anti-depressants, and chemotherapy).
- DHT, or Dihydrotestosterone, causes most hair loss. DHT is created naturally when the enzyme 5 alpha reductase combines with your testosterone.
- It’s normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day. Excessive hair washing, brushing or rubbing can add to this loss.
- Hair loss may at times signal an underlying medical problem, like diabetes, lupus, or even ringworm.
- Some medicines, such as minoxidil (Rogaine) has been shown to help male pattern baldness
- There are many causes of hair loss: genetic disposition, excess stress, hypothyroidism, lack of circulation of the scalp, hormone levels, harsh shampoos, and bad nutrition can all lead to hair loss.