Male hair loss: causes, treatment and prevention

how-to-treat-male-pattern-baldnessit is a norm that every man loses 50-100 hairs every day. A hair lives on your head for 3-7 years. 90% of hair is in a state of a constant growth, while 10% are dormant. the stage of rest lasts up to 6 months after which a hair comes out. with time course hair should not get thinner, but often new hair does not grow on the place of come out one. This may be provoked by different diseases, head or scalp injuries. Hair rises again if causes of its loss are eliminated.

Baldness (androgenic alopecia) is a disease when round and smooth patches appear at the site of fallen hairs. With that head skin looks healthy without evident dandruff, sores or scars. More information about hair loss is available on,,20727114,00.html

Causes of hair loss

  • Aging;
  • Heredity;
  • Hormonal misbalance;
  • Mechanical affection: hair dying, blow drying, perming or poor quality of hair cosmetics;
  • Head and scalp injuries;
  • Bacterial and fungal infections, autoimmune diseases;
  • Drugs taking: antihypertensive medicines, antithrombotic agents, antidepressants, remedies for arthritis and gout, chemotherapy in oncology;
  • birth control pills taking;
  • thyroid disorders;
  • surgeries;
  • systemic lupus erythematosus;
  • unhealthy diet;
  • Stresses: physical, nervous, psychic.


The hairline gradually shifts toward a nape, at first hair comes out on temples, then on a vertex. Hair gets obviously thinner. It is a sign of local baldness. Complete baldness is characterized with hair loss on the whole surface of a scalp.

In some cases, hair loss happens in three months after partus, surgical interference or serious past diseases. Ask your healthcare provider if hair loss is followed with scalp inflammation and irritation, scales, sores, itching or suppuration appearance.


A doctor must examine you, check your test results and confirm that hair loss is not a complication of any serious disease. After that you can either ask for prescription or find a best treatment on your own. The most effective hair loss treatments will be considered below.



Propecia in Australia is as popular among men as Viagra, the only difference being is that is used to treat a male pattern of baldness.  The active agent is finasteride, a hormonal drug, which is effective not only for hair loss, but for benign prostatic hyperplasia. That is why the medication must not be taken by women.

A 1 mg pill is taken once a day with water. The length of course is 6 months. The positive results become evident in 3 months of regular use. In some cases, the dosage is increased up to 5 mg.

The scientists found out that male hair loss is caused by high amount of hormone dihydrotestosterone: its excess leads to hair follicles death and a hair’s coming out. Propecia stops production of this hormone and as a result new hair growth normalizes.

This medication has no contradictions but individual intolerance to the components. Side-effects are extremely rare and show as temporal potency disorder, libido and sperm reducing, skin allergy.


Finpecia has the same action and effectiveness as Propecia but costs rather less, this is why men often buy finpecia online. The medicine is proven to have brilliant results in male androgenic alopecia treatment. One pill of 1 mg is taken once per day on an empty stomach. The dose must not be exceeded.

The active component is Finasteride, which considerably (by 10% and more) boosts production of testosterone that is responsible for a proper work of a prostate gland and hair growth.

The treatment course is 6 months, after which hair stops falling out and follicles get much stronger.

Contradictions are hypersensitivity, obstructive uropathy, prostate cancer. A side effect is possible insignificant sexual disorder that disappears when a man stops taking the medication. This drug is completely compatible with other medicine taking.


Reconsider your diet and add zinc, iron, calcium, vitamins A, B, C, E into your ration. Use only high-quality hair cosmetics rich in organic oils and natural essences and wash your hair not more than 2 times a week. Massage regularly your head skin to improve follicles blood supply.

If hair loss is serious, you need a doctor’s consultation and examination, because baldness can be a sign


Baldness: Beauty Problem or Disease?

Hair loss can be a natural process, and can be a sign of the beginning of an illness. The loss of 50 to 150 hairs a day is considered to be a normal, natural process within the refresh hair.

Reducing the number and thickness of the hair with age is also a natural process.

Symptoms of alopecia

If you notice that:

  • hair falls out and new does not grow
  • hair thins and becomes visible skin color
  • аfter washing the hair on the bottom of the tub are tufts of hair
  • there are obvious bald spots on the head, beard, eyebrows,

– it may be not only cosmetic defects, and psychological problem, but also an occasion to see a doctor.

Types of baldness

hair-lossWe need to distinguish androgenic alopecia (male pattern) and focal disease, also called alopecia areata, when hair loss occurs in the form of bald spots, single or multiple, the whole head.

Androgenic alopecia is caused by the presence of the male hormone testosterone in the blood, which affects the health of the hair follicles. In the cells of hair follicles was discovered enzyme, which in interaction with testosterone produces other substance – more active hormone dihydrotestosterone. It adversely affects the hair follicles: in the parietal and frontal parts of the head, they become smaller and thinner, respectively changes the hair. It is also becoming thinner and lighter, the so-called vellus hair. It is noteworthy that the follicles at the hindhead do not have receptors sensitive to testosterone, and this area of the hair is the same.

By the age of 70 years old 80% men are bald.

This type of baldness can also occur in women with high levels of testosterone in their blood. Simultaneously, as a rule, their level of estrogens have been reduced. For such women it is characteristic of hirsutism and problems with the female reproductive system.

Alopecia areata is different by androgen. It starts with one or more bare spots in various parts of the head and other body parts, where the hair is growing. To determine the cause of this type of alopecia, it is necessary to see a specialist. It is important to remember that the disease is not passed itself. It can only worsen over time.img1

Causes of alopecia areata may include:

  • radiation therapy (eg, for cancer)
  • start an autoimmune disease (systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • sudden loss of blood
  • severe emotional stress
  • severely restricting intake of nutrients (for example, a strict diet)
  • infectious disease with fever
  • Thyroid disease
  • adrenal gland tumor
  • certain types of drug therapy (beta-blockers, antidepressants)
  • some diseases (eg, syphilis)
  • hormonal dizbalans
  • a wrong shampoo, too frequent shampooing and blow-drying

By eliminating the main causes of hair loss problem, through their growth for some time it resumes.

Methods of treatment

identifyinghairlossGood results in the treatment of alopecia showed drugs finasteride and minoxidil.

In the initial stages of baldness help head massage, laser comb, traditional medicine, rub into the scalp and stimulate blood circulation (hot pepper tincture, calendula, grated onions, etc.)

Mesotherapy also shows excellent results. This procedure is chipping problem areas microinjection of special preparations that enhance follicles.

In current medical technology can adjust the baldness problem using new methods:

  • transplantation (skin flap taken from the back of the head and transplanted to the balding area
  • hair transplants seamless manner: a single hair follicle is transplanted from the donor area into the problem area with a special tool. At the same time the donor area may be the chin, chest, legs. Percentage survival of transplanted hair reaches 95%


Prevention measures include:

  • varied and balanced diet
  • avoiding harmful habits, especially smoking
  • required protection of the hair at low temperatures (headdress)