There are facts about Men’s hair loss that everyone wants to know. These 10 interesting facts do not only help us in giving a clear understanding about the condition but can also offer some treatments too.
Men’s Hair Loss Facts
Fact #1: The most common male pattern baldness (hair loss that is centered on the temples of the scalp and on top of the head) is known as Androgenic alopecia. It affects approximately 50% of every man over 50 years old.
Fact #2: The main cause for pattered is due to a build up of sex hormones known as androgens. These hormones stimulate the development of male sex organs and secondary males sex characteristics.
Fact #3: DHT or Dihydrotestosterone greatly affects your normal hair growth. It clings into your hair follicles making them unable to absorb nutrients essential for hair growth.
Fact #4: The effects of is initially to build-up as a thin patches on the center of the head and other areas as well. It then starts to thin and begins to disappear.
Fact #5: If androgenic alopecia is untreated for a longer period of time, it will continue to starve for nutrients from the hair follicles until they are no longer thin but gone. This is how baldness occurs.
Fact #6: In the late stage of Alopecia, options for treatment are very limited and sometimes little can be done. They can have limited options to choose from.
Fact #7: During the early or middle stages of alopecia such as when the hair is starting to thin but is still visible, they are advised to use DHT blockers to slow, somehow stop and even reverse hair loss.
Fact #8: Finasteride (Propecia) and Minoxidil (Rogaine) are the only approved men’s hair loss treatments by the FDA during the early to middle stages of alopecia.
Fact #9: Finasteride (Propecia) is known to have a success rate of 85% as researchers claimed. Although, with its success rate there can still be side-effects for men’s hair loss and these is the risk for serious sexual side-effects.
Fact #10: Minoxidil (Rogaine) is basically used as a medication for blood pressure. But it is now also used for hair regrowth. The same as with Propecia, Minoxidil can also have side-effects such as excessive and unwanted hair growth.
The 10 important facts to know about men’s hair loss should have enlightened your mind if you are experiencing hair loss. I do hope it helps you educate as to the how’s and why’s of the condition and also possible treatment options that you know really exist.