Hair loss: Why do 1 in 2 men suffer from androgenetic alopecia?
Jan 29, 2020
Hair loss is not the result of a simple condition as it seems to most people. One of the most well-known diseases that causes intense hair loss or complete loss of hair, is alopecia. What are the characteristics of this condition and where is it caused?
Alopecia causes severe hair loss due to various causes and appears in various forms. It is a condition to which 70% of men are likely to be exposed in the future, with 50% of them being aged up to 50 years. Classic androgenetic alopecia is characterized by 3 main features:
- Loss of hair on the temples
- Hair thinning (mainly on the top of the head)
- Gradual receding of hair growth in certain areas of the head.
What causes androgenetic alopecia?
In men, most of the time the appearance of this condition is due to genetic factors. More specifically, when the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone is present, which acts on specific parts of the head, causing intense hair loss.
How can you tell if you have androgenetic alopecia?
The best way to know if you have alopecia is to see a dermatologist. The main clinical features of the condition are the following:
- Receding hairline on the forehead and temples
- Weakening of the hair on the top of the head
- Characteristic thinning in the parting area
One of the most well-known methods of clinical diagnosis is the trichorosogram. In this examination, photographs are taken of a specific point on the head at regular intervals. Then, the results are processed through a specialized software and the conclusion is issued. This specific examination is carried out 3-5 days after bathing.
Psychological consequences of alopecia
If you consider that rich and strong hair has always been an important element of beauty, especially for men, those who are faced with alopecia are unfortunately facing a severe problem of low self-esteem
In some cases, they have difficulty in socializing because they feel disadvantaged because of their appearance.
Ways of dealing with
In general, no specific treatment for alopecia is indicated. Various care products are available, such as creams or shampoos, but they do not in any way guarantee the treatment of the problem. Some others resort to the case of implantation, but again the results are not 100% successful.
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