Many men suffer from hair loss. This can be easily explained when more head hair is lost than regrown. Each hair in our body grows every month and keeps on growing until it falls out and another one grows in its place. It is a common situation to lose around 50 to 100 hairs per day. According to a physician’s point of view, hair loss is not a medical condition but for men all over the world, it can have a major cosmetic impact. This is why hair loss is one of the most common expressions typed in search engines.
One can describe male pattern baldness by a hereditary condition caused by oversensitivity to a hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair loss can begin at a young age, in your teenage years, although it is more common in adult men. While some have hair loss in certain areas, others can go completely bald. According to recent studies, around 25% of men will have striking hair loss by the age of 30. If we consider the age of 60, then the number rises to 66%. It is also common to see female pattern hair loss during menopause; this is distinguished by a decrease in hair density on the top of the scalp. This is an inherited condition occurring in nearly 50% of women.
Alopecia areata can also cause hair loss. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own tissue. This autoimmune disease can be caused by severe stress, some medicines, chemotherapy as well as lack of iron.
Besides the popular non-prescription drugs like Minoxidil, Priorin and Hairgro, we also have Propecia and Regaine, two clinically proven hair loss treatments.