Male hair loss is better known as baldness or going bald and is a very common situation for many men.
Hair loss can start in men as early as their 20s and 30s. It’s a genetically determined condition that is passed down through the males from generation to generation. So if your dad or grandfather when partially or fully bald at any early age, the chances are that you will too.
Women can experience hair loss as well, but it tends to start at a later age than in men. Women rarely lose hair in the same way as men or experience complete baldness.
Male hair loss is a genetic condition. It’s caused by an increased sensitivity in certain areas of the scalp to male sex hormones or androgens.
When the scalp becomes sensitive, the male sex hormones cause the hair follicles on your head to diminish. This means they’re unable to produce hair in the same way as previously and the hair gradually begins to recede. Hair that falls out doesn’t get replaced by new growth and the amount of hair on your head begins to go down.
Yes, most men tend to start to lose their hair in a similar type of pattern.
A receding hairline tends to be the first sign of male hair loss, followed by the hair on the top of the head getting thinner. As the hair on the top gets even thinner, a bald patch is likely to appear.
Over time, the receding hairline and bald top typically join together and form a U-shape of hair loss around the back and sides of a man’s head.
Some men are happy to be bald and don’t require any treatment. But for others – especially if it occurs at an early age – they’d prefer to have some hair.
Traditionally, wigs or toupees were used to replicate a full or partial head of hair. Although some wigs available now can look realistic, they’re not always a preferred or practical option.
Creams that can be rubbed onto the head are available, but the effects are debatable. Surgery is available too, but is a more major and often uncomfortable route to go down.
One treatment for male hair loss that can be purchased online from Prescription Doctor is Propecia.
Propecia is regarded as being one of the most effective hair loss treatments. It’s available in the form of 1mg tablets from Prescription Doctor and they need to be taken on a daily basis.
Propecia works by reducing hair loss and promoting hair regrowth for male pattern baldness.