In this modern day society, the major issue faced by almost everyone in this world apart from diabetes, heart attack, etc is nothing but hair loss. Hair loss can occur to both female and male at any age these days. The number of patients going to dermatologist to seek advice for hair loss and remedies for it is constantly increasing day by day. This scenario is caused mainly due to pollution. Pollution’s such as air pollution, water pollution, etc are the main reasons for too much of hair loss. Hair loss can also occur due to increase in the stress level of a person. When we look into the lives of IT professionals, it would be a miracle if they have a head full of hair still at the age of 50 as the amount of stress they have in that profession is tremendous. Unfortunately, for some people, hair loss is a heredity problem which can cause hair loss if either one of the parents have hair loss problems then their kids are prone to get the same hair loss issue no matter what precautions they take.
COMMON REASONS FOR HAIR LOSS IN MEN
There are a wide range of reasons for hair loss these days. A few well known reasons are listed below:
- Usage of too many hair products or chemicals on hair
- Usage of hair straightners or curlers
- Excessive Smoking
- Hair coloring
- Consumption of excessive amount of alcohol
- Improper and unhealthy diet
- Work Stress or any sort of stress
- Wearing of helmets while riding two wheeler vehicles
- Dandruff issue
- Usage of high dosage of medications that causes side effects
TYPES OF MALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Doctors have classified male pattern baldness into 3 different stages:
Stage 1: A small amount of thinning of the hair is seen in a particular area of the patient.
Stage 2: Widening of the particular area occurs with increased thinning of hair surrounding that area.
Stage 3: A patch of hair loss will be seen in that particular area; extreme thinning of all hair completely.
DIAGNOSIS OF MALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Generally, for male pattern baldness there isn’t any sort of testing required such as taking a blood test, thyroid test, etc because male pattern baldness is a hereditary problem. Male pattern baldness is identified based of the specific thinning of hair starting at a particular region of the scalp and development of thinning of the throughout the surrounding areas. Please consult with your dermatologist as soon as you notice thinning of your hair at a particular area of the scalp as the earlier diagnosed the more effective all treatments shall be.
CONCLUSION: AN ASSORTMENT OF SOLUTIONS FOR TREATING HAIR LOSS IN MEN
There are various methods to treat the hair loss issue such as
- Androgen – dependent therapies
- Androgen – independent therapies
- Diverse therapies which are:
- Hair Transplantation
- Use of wigs
- Laser treatment
- Hair Stimulation by medication