Hair Loss: What We Need To Know About it


Are you experiencing thinning of hair? If yes then you are suffering from Alopecia. This condition is most commonly known as hair loss which is really bothering to many people especially to men. Many are not aware of the types and causes of this condition. So, let me explain to you these things so keep on reading.

There are many types of hair loss such as male pattern baldness/female pattern baldness, alopecia areata, scarring alopecia, anagen effluvium and telogen effluvium. Among these types the most common is the male/female pattern baldness. It mostly occurs during the late twenties that affects over half the population of men.

When it comes to the causes of hair loss there are many causes to consider. Hair loss in men/women may be due to being hereditary, hormonal imbalance, medical conditions, medications or even the imbalances in testosterone levels.

Among these causes, let us focus with the testosterone level that we all do not know is the main culprit of hair loss. A derivative of the testosterone known as the Dihydrotestosterone wants our healthy follicles dead and that is the truth.

Once the testosterone produces DHT with the help of an enzyme called the 5a reductase, it binds to the receptors of the follicles then it shrinks it making it unable for healthy hair to live. With that, the growth cycle of the hair is affected too.

Growth of hair becomes thinner until there is nothing left on the follicles resulting to baldness. It is believed that high or low levels of testosterone causes vertex baldness or male pattern baldness in men and andogenetic alopecia in women. But do not worry, there is still hope with that case for it does not make the follicles dead for it only shrinks it and that is good news, right?

The treatment for hair loss depends on the type of baldness that you are experiencing. It is best to consult an expert when it comes to this so that you can get the best treatment for your condition.

So there it goes. Now that you know all these things, do not worry about hair loss for there are ways to treat it, just ask the experts. It may not be considered a major problem but it is something that you need to give attention to.