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Male Pattern Baldness

General

Of male pattern baldness - hair loss on the head, which is typical for adult men.

Causes of male pattern baldness

Of male pattern baldness (doctors call this "androgenetic alopecia") is due to hereditary reasons and hormonal state of the body. Although, to be more precise, this hair loss is mainly observed in men, but is inherited through the maternal line. Male-pattern baldness occurs in the presence of androgens, but it is not known what role is played by male sex hormones.
Women have less severe form of this type of baldness and usually develops later in life.

Depending on family history of male pattern baldness in males may start earlier, adolescents, young adults aged 20 years and older or in middle age. Men who have hair loss begins in the late teens or early 20 years of age tend to have a more pronounced baldness than those who lose their hair in middle age.

Hair loss usually begins gradually. At the same time the hairline gradually moves to the sides of the head on the right and the left and to the back of the head.

In the end, the hair loss can affect the entire head. In some cases, baldness develops quickly, within a few years.

Symptoms androgenetic alopecia

The gradual thinning of the hair on the head, reducing hair line and expanding field of education lost hair (bald) on the top and back of the head.

In some men, as a result of hair loss there is a small area of hair loss, most forms an expanding bald spot from a high forehead, the hairline is preserved only in the ears and around the nape of the neck. In rare cases, the hair falls out completely.

Complications

Baldness can impair the emotional state of the people, but from a medical point of view, it is not dangerous.

What you can do?

At present there is no magic solution or cream that can completely restore your hair. Minoxidil can help only in some cases, but not all.
Stop the progression of male pattern baldness is not possible, but you can slow down this process and tonic means good care.

Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and warm water and finally rinse with cool water.

Use a hair brush with soft bristles. Avoid brushing wet hair as the bristles can weaken and damage the hair.

Avoid the hair of hot air tools for perm and coloring.

If you can take advantage of growing bald patch hair. With careful use of such means to secure the hair, as this will damage your own hair.

Visit your doctor if you suffer from hair loss, or if you notice any loss of hair, which does not correspond to a typical pattern of male pattern baldness, for example, the emergence of several patches of alopecia on the head. Medical consultation is required if you decide to hair transplantation or drug therapy.

What can a doctor?

Survey and study of family history can help identify the cause of hair loss. If male-pattern baldness is a problem, the doctor may prescribe a course of minoxidil, which should be applied to the hair every night. The men, in which the drug is effective, the new hair is usually thinner and thicker than normal hair. It takes several months to determine whether efficient minoxidil in each case. To maintain the effect should continue to use the lotion. After treatment the hair loss continues. Diagnosis is based on visual inspection of the area of hair loss a typical pattern. Treatment depends on how the presence of baldness affects emotional state. For men who treat baldness as normal for his age, there is no need for therapy. If baldness is a personality disorder, it is possible to apply various cosmetic, medical and surgical treatments.

When hair transplants are small areas of the skin with healthy hair is transplanted from the side of the head or neck area for baldness. Surgical treatment is usually done in stages.

The use of the drug minoxidil, which has the ability to enhance the growth of hair on the scalp and other parts of the body (was originally developed as a means to lower blood pressure). Approximately one third of men treated with minoxidil, there was a substantial increase in hair growth, the other only a third of the increase in hair growth.

Some men use false hair, which look like the real thing.

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