Are You Balding? Learn Why!

by Steven A Johnson

Posted on Saturday 12th of September 2009

Balding is only attractive on a few men who can pull it off, but for most it just don’t work. Going bald is a fact of life for millions of men. Adults lose about 10,000 scalp hairs each and everyday. Normally hair lives for about five years. With the way males start balding these hairs don’t always get replaced and that’s why gradually bald areas appear.

There are a number of things that can cause excessive hair loss, but if you’re a man between the ages of 20 to 45 and you are starting to lose scalp hair, then it’s a 95 percent chance that you are experiencing male pattern baldness, it’s the most common cause of hair loss in men. As you can tell, male pattern baldness fallows a typical sequence or pattern. When you lose hair it can start in different areas but it usually starts at the temples or on the crown of the head.

Men who have this type usually have inherited the trait. Men who start losing hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. Typically it results in a receding hair line and baldness on the top surface of the head. The hair follicles in these areas react negatively to the hormone testosterone, resulting in male pattern baldness. Testosterone which is a hormone that is present in high levels in males after puberty, converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), then has an unpleasant affect on the follicles. Then acting on a hormone receptor on the follicle it slows down the production and then produces weak, shorter, sometimes it stops hair growth from the follicle completely.

Male pattern hair loss can have a serious psychological impact. It’s been proven that hair loss can be associated with low self esteem, depression, introversion, and feelings of unattractiveness. This is reinforced by attitudes, which place great value on youthful appearance and attractiveness. It’s been proven by studies that men with balding and loss are seen as less attractive, less assertive, less likeable, and less successful than men without balding and loss.

Some conditions produce small areas of hair loss, while others affect large areas of the scalp. Alopecia areata is a common condition, its patches of baldness that usually grows back; it can also affect hair on other parts of the body too such as the beard. Traction alopecia is thinning from tight braids or ponytails because of you putting to much pressure on the roots causing it to fall out. Trichotillomania is the habit of twisting or pulling your hair out sometimes not even noticing it. Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp; bald spots usually show broken off hairs.

A very well balanced blend of important nutrients including herbs like Saw Palmetto which may have very positive effects on lowering DHT levels in the body, is trying Hair Rx. Everyone loses hair, but men do it better, faster, earlier, and more extensively, this could really help that problem.

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