7 Things You Did Not Know About Hair Loss In Men

If you are a man, who is in his mid 20's then you have every reason to be concerned about hair loss, as many men start to experience male pattern baldness around that age.

Baldness in men is quite common and it can be caused due to a number of reasons. This condition is quite different in men and women.

Men tend to experience pattern baldness more than women, on an average. The symptoms of male pattern baldness include hair loss on the top and front of the head, receding hairline, thinning of hair, etc.

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Hair loss in men, especially if it is male pattern baldness, is not curable, however, certain steps can be taken in order to prevent or reduce the symptoms of male pattern baldness.

Hair loss in men can be a huge blow to their confidence, especially if they are younger, as baldness can make them look unattractive and appear older than they are!

So, here are a few interesting facts about hair loss in men, that you need to know about, have a look!

Fact #1

Many a times, male pattern baldness symptoms are mistaken for alopecia, a hair loss condition which is not genetic and is curable, unlike male pattern baldness. However, both these conditions are different and need different kinds of treatments.

Fact #2

After male pattern baldness sets in, it takes at least 10-15 years for the male to lose his hair completely, however, some men can lose all the hair just within 5 years!

Fact #3

Male pattern baldness can also be caused by the increase of hormones called androgens in the body, and sometimes due to the side-effects of certain diseases or surgical procedures.

Fact #4

Many a times, hair fall in men can be triggered by extreme emotional stress and even sexual frustration, so it is always better to keep things active in the bedroom.

Fact #5

Although male pattern baldness is a genetic condition, it can also be triggered by smoking cigarettes in excess, according to a research study, as smoking can cause certain hormonal changes.

Fact #6

Male pattern baldness is not curable, however, a person can prevent its early onset or reduce the amount of hair fall by following a healthy diet and exercise routine and giving up on certain vices, like smoking.

Fact #7

Many a times, male pattern baldness can lead to depression and anxiety in a person, due to lowered confidence, in such cases, he must seek professional help.

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Story first published: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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