The most common type of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. According to statistics, more than 50% of men over the age of 50, are affected by male pattern baldness to some extent.
Causes of Male Pattern Baldness
The main causes of male pattern baldness are:
Genetics or family history of baldness.
The male sex hormones called androgens regulate hair growth. Any imbalance in these hormones can cause hair loss.
Hair growth cycle could be weak, producing shorter and finer strands of hair.
Some baldness occurs due to more serious conditions like cancer, or certain medications, and anabolic steroids.
Depending on your stage of hair loss, you can get treated for it. For example, if in the first stage, or the beginning stage of hair loss, taking medication helps prevent further hair loss and maybe even leads to hair growth in some cases. If you are in the second stage, wherein, the hair loss is slightly more than in the first stage, a hair transplant surgery may help in restoring hair to some extent. However, in the final stage of hair loss, no amount of medical treatment or surgery will help, as the hair loss is extensive. In this stage, non- surgical hair replacement can be helpful. The use of hair systems is gaining popularity due to its painless procedure and instant results. More and more people are choosing to wear hairpieces as the method is fairly simple and effective in giving you a head full of hair!