Hair loss, particularly for men, is a widespread condition. In fact, 85% of men will experience hair loss at some point in their lifetime, with 40% experiencing noticeable hair loss by the age of 35. Ok so we know its common… but what can we do about it? Congratulations the first step is done, you’ve made it to Hair By Science! The next step is finding out what is causing all this chaos.
Androgenetic Alopecia or Male Pattern Baldness
Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness, is by far the most common cause of hair loss in men. It is caused by prolonged exposure of hair follicles to the hormone DHT. Hair loss in men due to androgenetic alopecia is characterised by the hair follicles spending less time in the growing stage and more time in the resting stage. The follicles become smaller over time, producing smaller and shorter hair shafts, and eventually the follicles stop producing hair at all, resulting in areas of baldness.
A poor diet, which doesn’t provide adequate nutrition, can often contribute to the deficiencies that cause hair loss. Often rectifying these underlying deficiencies can be enough to kick-start hair regrowth and help prevent further hair loss.
- Hair loss is often caused by a protein deficiency. Protein powers cellular growth and this includes hair cells.
- Low iron levels, such as in the case of “anaemia” may cause hair loss. Iron assists in the transport of oxygen to the scalp and hair follicle.
- Low Vitamin C causes dry, brittle hair and is necessary for the synthesis of collagen
- Low B Vitamins such as Folate, B6, B12 can cause hair loss in men as they are needed also for transporting oxygen and nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles.
- Zinc is a mineral that is important for tissue growth and repair, thus having low levels of zinc slows down hair growth.
Chronic Stress and Anxiety
High levels of acute stress and anxiety can sometimes wreak havoc on your hairline. Physical stress, such as undergoing surgery, or mental stress, like the death of a close friend or family member, can send the body into a state of shock, resulting in stress-related hair loss. You may act tough, but men are just as susceptible to the effects of extreme stress and anxiety as women.
Drugs and/or Medical Treatments
Some treatments for serious illnesses and diseases, such as chemotherapy, will cause hair loss, in both men and women. However, many drugs and medications used to treat illnesses such as epilepsy and thyroid disease or hormonal therapies, like birth control, can also lead to hair loss.
Regardless of the cause for hair loss in men, Hair By Science has created a system like no other, which couples the very best in hair regrowth strategies. Scientifically formulated, tested and readily available to treat male hair loss from the comfort of your home. No lengthy Dr’s visits required. The Hair by Science system is an online scripting and despatch service providing qualified hair loss candidates access to the country’s most experienced hair restoration Dr’s and the industry’s best hair growth solutions.
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