Hair Loss by Any Other Name...

Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness is the most common type of hair loss. It typically appears as a receding front hairline or thinning on the top of the head (the crown). It also appears as a loss of hair in a horseshoe pattern (called Hamilton Pattern Baldness). Male pattern baldness Hair Loss can begin in the teen years. It’s generally caused by a combination of factors: A genetic pre-disposition to excessive with DHT and hormone production and age related changes in the body.

Androgenetic Alopecia

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6 Reasons for Abnormal Hair Loss

1. GENETIC PREDISPOSITION

Scientific research shows that over the past decade hair loss has been on the rise in both men and women. A genetic predisposition of hormonal balances and imbalances, as well as the conversion of testosterone into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), can be inherited from either your mother’s or your father’s side of the family. Aging plays a natural part in follicle deterioration and hair loss.

Throughout our lives testosterone and estrogen levels in men and women go through dramatic changes. These hormonal fluctuations and the conversion to DHT can cause hair loss. The identification of a “bald” gene only exists in rare cases of Alopecia Totalis and Universalis. What is more common is an age-related, family predisposition to hormonal changes that can cause hair loss.

2. STRESS /TRAUMA

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Hair Miniaturisation

Hair miniaturisation what is it? And how does it impact hair loss? Our hair follicle is sensitive to internal and external changes. Therefore any changes in our diet, stress level, drugs, health, and living environment play a role in the miniaturisation of our hair follicles. Genetics also comes in the picture for many men and women.

What is miniaturisation of hair?

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How to Prevent Hair Loss

It is always a good idea if you’re experiencing excessive hair loss, scalp inflammation, or developing bald spots to consult with a medical professional. While your hair stylist may be one of the first people to notice a problem and can be your first line of defense, a physical illness, medication, diet, or predisposition could be an issue.

You should seek hair loss treated as early as possible, as the cause of your hair thinning or balding problem may be symptoms of greater underlying issues.

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