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Hair loss may adversely influence self-esteem

Male pattern undue hair loss is the most common type of hair loss in men. It usually follows a distinctive pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition to excessive hair loss. Hair grows approximately an inch every couple of months. Each hair grows for 2 to 6 years and then falls out. Soon a new hair starts growing in its place. At any one time, approximately 85% of the hair on your scalp is in the growing phase and 15% is not. Each hair sits in follicle. Commonly, an enzyme in hair follicles converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which stimulates the growth of hair, but also diminishes hair follicles on the scalp, leading to thinner, fuzzier growth. A genetic predisposition, along with raised testosterone and DHT levels, may adversely affect scalp hair growth. Hair loss occurs when shed hair outnumbers re-growth or when the re-growth is thinner and/or shorter than the hair that is shed. Male pattern undue hair loss is not a medical condition, but it may adversely impact upon self-esteem or lead to anxiety. Treatment is not obligatory if you are comfortable with your looks. Nevertheless, if you are not satisfied with your physical appearance, medications may help slow or preclude the development of undue hair loss. Rogaine (minoxidil) is a solution that you apply to the scalp to stimulate hair follicles. It slows hair loss for a great many men, and some men grow new hair. If you stop applying the drug, the hair will begin to fall out before application. Propecia (finasteride) is taken once a day orally. Propecia inhibits the conversion of testosterone to DHT, thus helping to prevent the shrinking of hair follicles. The medication is for men ONLY and must not be taken by women, as it may result in birth deformities. A diversity of surgical treatments involving hair follicle transplantation and other procedures are also available. Ask your doctor approximately the therapies mentioned above or any concerns you have about hair loss.
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