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Hair loss is the most common problem now days. But hair loss is more in men when compared to women. Hair loss can be due to several factors like unhealthy diet, genetics, anemia and thyroid disorders. Along with the above factors few others like stress, sleeping disorders, scalp psoriasis, dandruff and so on also leads to hair loss in men.

Hair is the important attractive feature in both male and female. Loss of hair from head is treated as hair loss or hair fall. Hair loss is a nightmare for both men and women, though it is a common problem faced by everyone in some point of time in their lives. Generally it is common that all individuals lose 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. Hair loss or hair fall is different in each individual depending on their lifestyle and severity. Some type of hair loss is temporary and can be cured, but some other types are irreversible and cannot be treated. Long lasting hair loss can lead to baldness in both men and women. Severe hair loss is also known as alopecia. Hair loss in an individual cannot be stopped completely but it can be managed to some extent. Hair loss is more in men when compared to women. With proper diet and lifestyle changes one can prevent hair fall.

Most of the men notice severe hair loss in their 30’s and eventually in some people it may lead to baldness. There are many types of hair loss like

  • Androgenic alopecia or patterned baldness
  • Involutional alopecia
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Alopecia areata
  • Alopecia universalis
  • Tinea capitis
  • Traction alopecia
  • Trichotillomania.

Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss seen in men. There are different types of male pattern baldness like M- shaped, O- shaped and U shaped pattern. Male pattern baldness starts in the early 30’s and lead to complete baldness. It develops gradually involving M shaped, O shaped, U shaped and in the last stage complete baldness is seen.

Causes of Hair loss :

The main cause of hair loss in men is sensitivity to male hormones called androgen in certain parts of the scalp. These hormones make hair follicles to shrink and they cannot grow hair any longer. This type of hair fall starts in men in their 30’s. Some common causes of hair fall or hair loss in men are

  • Aging
  • Genes / hereditary
  • Unhealthy food habits
  • Poor diet
  • Stress
  • Some diseases or health conditions
  • Testosterone
  • Hormones
  • Some treatments like chemotherapy
  • Lifestyle
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Scalp infections
  • Trichotillomania
  • Depression
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Lack of protein
  • Steroids
  • Use of chemical products on hair

Thinning of hair on top of head or scalp, appearance of patchy bald spots, full body hair loss, patches of scaling and heavy hair fall are the symptoms of hair loss. Male pattern boldness is sometimes linked to metabolic syndrome and people with metabolic syndrome are at high risk of heart disease. Male pattern baldness is a common part of aging in some people. Treatment is available for baldness in men but when the treatment is stopped the balding process and symptoms returns back.

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