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 http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,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.

Symptoms

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.

Treatment

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.

Treatment

Propecia

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

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.

Prevention

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