5 Reasons why Hair Loss occurs in Men

Hair loss is a completely natural process and concerns each of us. Head full of hair usually represents youth. Once a man starts losing his hair it can really knock his confidence. Why hair loss occures in men? Here are 5 major reasons.

#1 Genetics

Genetics plays an essential role and determines whether or not you will bald. And if so, when and how it will occur. The most common type of hair loss in men is androgenic alopecia (also known as androgenetic alopecia). This type of hair loss affects 98% of men, characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a “receding hairline”) and/or a thinning crown (balding to the area known as the ‘vertex’). Both hair recession and hair thinning become more pronounced until they eventually meet, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair around the back of the head.

#2 Hormons

Hormones are the main cause of natural balding. The trigger is the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which convert inactive testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT hormone). Testosterone can also negatively affect the hair follicle, but its effect is less than DHT. The combination of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), attacks the growth cycle and shortens the anagen phase. That means follicles will simply shrink to the size they were when you were born. With a steadily shorter anagen growing cycle, more hairs are shed, the hairs becoming thinner and thinner until they are too fine to survive daily wear and after they fall out.

#3 Age

Age is another key factor in baldness. Hair loss can occur in 20% in man in theri 20`s,  30% in man 30`s, but it can appear also at any time after puberty. It`s simple. Older we get, the bigger the chance of losing our hair we have. A hair loss usually slow down in man  around age 40, and hair loss should stop and stabilize around age 50.

#4 Stress

Stress has always been with us, it’s not a new phenomenon. The demands of modern life certainly don’t help and if you are concerned that stress may be the cause of your hair loss it is worth taking a good care at your lifestyle to see if there is anything you can do to manage your stress levels. There are several types of hair loss. Some are more serious than others and some require more medical attention. Telogen Effluvium is one of the most common types. Another stress type of hair loss is Alopecia Areata. This occurs when white blood cells attack the hair follicles. Consequently, it leads to the rapid hair loss.

#5 Diet and Sleeping

Eating healthy food gives a vitamins to the whole body, including our hair. Consuming unhealthy foods can lead to a lack of nutrition which is contributing to speed up balding process. Sleep helps our body to regenerate. It is essential to have a healthy sleep. The less sleep we have, the more stress we generate to our body. Although there are few ways to slow down the hair loss process, these options do not restore hair which already fell out. This hair will never grow back again. Hair transplant is the only way how to permanently restore lost hair follicles. If you are interested to find out more, arrange free consultation. We will answer all questions, and suggest the best solution for you.