Facts About Men's Hair Loss

  • As many as 50% of all men will have some degree of male pattern baldness by age 50.

 

  • The medical term for hair loss is alopecia, the most common being androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness.

 

  • 95% of hair loss in men is genetically pre-determined.

 

  • Medications may cause hair loss (such as some anticoagulants, anti-depressants, and chemotherapy).

 

  • DHT, or Dihydrotestosterone, causes most hair loss. DHT is created naturally when the enzyme 5 alpha reductase combines with your testosterone.

 

  • It's normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day. Excessive hair washing, brushing or rubbing can add to this loss.
  • Hair loss may at times signal an underlying medical problem, like diabetes, lupus, or even ringworm.

 

  • Some medicines, such as minoxidil (Rogaine) has been shown to help male pattern baldness

 

  • There are many causes of hair loss: genetic disposition, excess stress, hypothyroidism, lack of circulation of the scalp, hormone levels, harsh shampoos, and bad nutrition can all lead to hair loss

 

  • If male pattern hair loss becomes an issue for you, there are options.

 

  •  Talk to the highly trained and medical staff at HLCC for treatment  programs which will help stop your hair loss. You are not alone.

 

  •  Less than 10% of men will speak about their hair loss to their physician.