Androgenetic Alopecia

With as many as 2 out of 3 men suffering from Male pattern Baldness (MPB), this form of hair loss is the most common in our society. Hair recedes along their hairline at the front and the temple area. It happens gradually until the affected region bares no hair at all. Apart from men close to half of the women population suffer from the same. Female pattern baldness in women affects the top portion of the head evenly resulting in hair thinning. In both males and females Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Baldness is caused by shrinkage of follicles which are tiny bulp like structure which produces hair. With ongoing research on the cause to this weakening of hair roots and eventually hair loss, the exact reason is becoming clearer.

Women generally do not suffer from a total hair loss instead hair at the top part of their scalp becomes scarce. As a result their scalp becomes visible under a bright light. Similar condition is observed among men however after a prolonged period of time, hair loss becomes much apparent when scalp becomes visible which will soon become a hairless scalp.

Although previously it was believed that follicles do not exist in areas affected by androgenetic alopecia, recent research have proven otherwise. This interesting finding has shed new hope to those who had lost their hair due to androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. With follicles staying dormant underneath the scalp, it could be reactivated with the right stimulant and sustained with proper nutrients. Understanding what causes Androgenetic Alopecia holds the key to identifying these stimulants and nutrients.

Researches on hair loss have been intensified as many people are affected. As the severity becomes higher there is an increasing pressure to find a solution and the race is on. Among the conditions that lead to Androgenetic Alopecia among men are:

1.       Hormonal reasons

·          Men who experience premature hair loss or male pattern baldness have lesser than usual amount hair growth stimulants at the front of their scalp. More of such stimulants exist around the facial area which promotes facial hair growth.

2.      Genetics reasons

·          This factor is profoundly found among men who inherit this properties from their parents. In most cases, men will carry the similar characteristic as their fathers who would have experienced Androgenetic Alopecia.

3.      Age Factor

·          Age is very definitive cause as most men will experience some form of hair thinning at a later stages of their life. This may relate to a reduction in the various body system’s efficiency especially the circulatory system that holds the key responsibility in delivering nutritions.

4.      Metabollic Factor

·          The metabolic rate could fluctuate due various reasons including age and lifestyle which in turn could reflect in the physiological appearance of our body. Hair and scalp are among areas that shows early and significant change.

 

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