Rapid Hair Loss: Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) is a type of hereditary hair loss that usually starts to happen between the ages of 20 and 45, and is caused due to testosterone that´s transformed into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This affects the individual’s hair follicles, eventually blocking them and preventing any further hairs from growing. This is usually a fairly slow process, although sometimes can turn into rapid hair loss. In general, hereditary hair loss usually starts gradually, but will speed up later on.

The symptoms for male pattern hair loss are fairly obvious, and for that reason, it’s usually diagnosed by sight. The baldness generally starts at the temples, and the front of the hair line. The hair in these areas becomes thinner, and eventually stops growing at which point the hairline begins to recede. Depending on the type of male pattern baldness, this thinning and loss of hair can also happen on the crown of the head. Where you begin to lose hair is determined by heredity, as is the speed at which you lose it.

Male pattern baldness
does not represent any physical risk, though psychologically can be very detrimental. Many men experience serious emotional stress and a decrease in self-esteem. There are numerous options to treat this form of hair loss, ranging from hair growth products to Hair Transplant Surgery to wigs and hair pieces.

Hair growth products have become quite popular in recent years, primarily due to a handful of promising products that have recently been developed. They do not represent a cure for male pattern baldness, but they do help prevent and slow down the process.  The two most common products are Rogaine and Propecia, and have been proven to work for hereditary hair loss that occurs on the crown of the head. There are also some hair growth products on the market that claim to treat hair loss at the temples, though none have been proven to work consistently.

Cosmetic surgery in all facets has become much more successful, and hair transplants/implants/plusgs are no exception. They involve taking hair from the back of the individual’s head, where there is still a lot of hair. This hair is then transplanted to the bald regions. The results are usually very good, and are permanent. The downside is that it is a costly, and sometimes lengthy procedure.  Cost of hair plugs can range anywhere from a few thousand to much more, and often requires multiple treatments.  You can learn more by visiting the hair implants guide.

If you are experiencing rapid hair loss, it could be for another reason other than Androgenetic Alopecia. If you think this may be the case, it is important to go see a doctor. There are many causes for sudden hair loss, and some require treatment as soon as possible.

8 Responses to “Rapid Hair Loss: Male Pattern Baldness”

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  1. Vijay says:

    Can u tell me how one can control hair fall…wihout surgery..

  2. Deepak says:

    For the baldness hair transplant is best solution,there is very little chances of getting the hairs at bald area with out surgery.


  3. Deepak says:

    Take protein reach food.give proper oiling and shampoo to the hairs and vitamin rich food.
    Definatly you will see the difference.

    Deepak S

  4. Dhanno says:

    The sonly solution to stop hair fall is to take proper diet. Green vegetables ,Fruoits reach in iron and vitamin suppliment for short duration and protein rich food.,avoid spicy foods.


  5. Raj says:

    Best way is to use natural means to stop the hair loss..That come in nutrition food and a exercise which increases the blood circulation at head.

  6. Deepak says:

    only protein and healthy neutralist are olution.meege hair with good hair oil.


  7. Is the hair implant surgery dangerous in any way? I am considering it but would like to know the risks involved.


  8. Deepika says:

    Dear Vijay,
    A good balance diet and a good take of protein in meals can control hair loss. but the hairs which have gone only be gained through hair transplant.

    Deepak Somvanshi

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