Hair loss in general is common, we lose about 100 hairs a day, but it usually isn’t an issue because new hair grows in at the same time. For some, usually Caucasian men between the ages of 30-50, the hair loss is there but the re growing is not, thus resulting in baldness. (mayoclinic.org)
Why does this happen?
There are a variety of reasons men experience baldness. Some men simply inherit baldness, from either their mother or fathers side. Everydayheath.com reports that “Genetics cause hair follicles to become sensitive to dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, a byproduct of testosterone. The follicles begin to grow smaller and their life span shorter, eventually falling out altogether or leaving behind fuzz.” This form of baldness is the easiest to cure with prescription medications.
Another reason can be hormonal changes or medical conditions. Some conditions like diabetes or lupus can create hair loss as well as medication that people take for conditions like depression, heart issues or arthritis. These reasons might not be suitable to receive treatment from prescription medications like finasteride.
Some less likely reasons men go bald would be stressful situations or hairstyles. A very stressful event can cause temporary hair loss, but it is not an ongoing issue and should resolve itself. Hairstyles that are tight and pull the hair can sometimes cause baldness but should resolve itself also.
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