Treating baldness

May 18, 2015

Losing hair can be related to many causes and it’s perhaps the most common issue for all man across the world. Complete restoration of a healthy hairline is hard and in some cases impossible, so it’s best to focus on making your current hair healthier.

What Causes You to Lose Your Hair?

There are numerous studies regarding baldness and it has been discovered that male pattern or androgenic alopecia is one of the most common causes of baldness. However, there is still plenty to learn about when it comes to baldness.

Genetic information

Genetic research has proven that in the case of male pattern baldness there are genetic links from father to son, but the linkages from mother to son is actually more statistically relevant. So, we cannot look to one side or the other of the family. Heredity is important in understanding what one is up against in the case of baldness.

Slow blood flow

Onset of baldness often occurs in older men because the male testosterone called DHT increases as men age. DHT causes the blood flow to the scalp to slow down and this adversely impacts hair growth.

Diet

If the hair follicles are clogged, hair growth will be impeded and overall hair growth will be less abundant. This adverse condition can also occur when your skin is dehydrated. Our skin has natural oil that we can be easily disrupted if our hormones are negatively affected by eating fatty foods or drinking too much coffee.

Your health and medicine

Pay attention to any hair loss that seems to start when you begin any prescription or over-the-counter drugs. There are countless drugs that have side effects that include hair loss. In a similar manner, symptoms of certain disease conditions include hair loss so consult a professional if you notice hair loss associated with an illness.

Caring For Your Hair

You still having some options in your race against hair loss. Follow some of tips and keep the hair you have looking healthier and lasting longer

Keep the flow going

DHT is a hormone you can keep somewhat under control by using scalp cleanser and DHT blocker. Keeping your scalp nice and clean is a key part. So you should pay attention to scalp cleanliness.

Prescription products

Propecia and Minoxidil are some medications approved by the FDA to stop hair loss. However you should speak with a doctor about whether these products are suitable for you.

Hair transplantation

Today’s hair transplant are so much more advanced than what was seen even 10 years ago. The technique involves moving healthy hair harvested from abundant areas into the balding areas. Always ask for references and if possible meet with the referral to get an honest appraisal of their results.

Manage what you got

A competent stylist or barber can do a lot to improve your appearance. Thin hair looks fuller when kept short on the head, so you can take advantage of this little technique by keeping your hair trimmed short.