Understanding the cause of men’s hair loss may better indicate exactly why it presently has no cure.
The most common cause of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness representing almost 95% of all hair loss in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited it as part of their genetic makeup.
ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA – the modem medical term for male pattern hair loss – can be broken down in two parts.
First, Androgenetic, consisting of ANDROGEN (Any of the various hormones that control the appearance and development of masculine characteristics such as testosterone). And GENETIC-the inheritance of genes from either the mother or the father’s side of the family and then add AGE, along with genetics, represents a time clock that will signal the hair follicle to produce an enzyme named 5 alpha-reductase. When the testosterone present in the follicle combines with the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase, it produces dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Put simply, scientists are working against aging, hormones, and genetics. This is no easy task. Add the fact that male or female pattern hair loss is not life-threatening, and it is easy to see why many physicians do not view hair loss as a priority in scientific research.
What is working for you in terms of research is that large pharmaceutical firms now know that a cure for hair loss could mean a fortune in revenue for their companies and stockholders.
Although we may not see a cure in our lifetime, it is possible. Science is closer to understanding hair loss due to many recent advancements. To say the cure is around the corner would only be speculation but hope certainly is alive.
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Causes of Hair Loss in Men
Alopecia areata: It’s thought to be generally, an autoimmune disorder. Causes “patchy” hair loss, and quite often small circular areas in different areas of the scalp. Alopecia Areata information.
Alopecia totalis: Complete hair loss of the scalp, (an advanced form of alopecia areata).
Alopecia Universalis: This is hair loss on the entire body, (also knows as an advanced form of alopecia areata).
Traction alopecia: Hair loss caused by physical stress and tension on the hair such as prolonged use of hair weaving, cornrows, etc.
Telogen effluvium: Hair loss Caused by Physical stress, emotional stress, thyroid abnormalities, medications and hormonal causes normally associated with females.
Anagen effluvium: Generally due to internally administered medications, such as chemotherapy agents, that poison the growing hair follicle.
Trichotillomania (TTM), or “trich” as it is commonly known, is an impulse control disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, facial hair, nose hair, eyebrows or other body hair, often resulting in noticeable bald patches.
Chemotherapy: One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy treatment is hair loss. Chemotherapy hair loss may occur on several parts of the body from the scalp, face, and underarms.
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