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  • Male hair loss: A frustrating problem
    By Health Blog on October 23, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Hair loss is a common yet frustrating problem, especially for males in their 30s or 40s. Most of them don’t feel the physical pinch, but losing hair on the head can have drastic effects on their self confidence and self image.

    The most common form of hair loss among men is male pattern baldness. It is an inherited condition that can occur to men at any age. In most cases, it affects men in their late 20s or early 30s and continues gradually with age. It can also occur as early as late teenage years.

    The common symptoms of male pattern baldness include the arrival of a bald patch on the head or a receding hairline. At the start, you may notice a little thinning of hair on the head that gradually gives shape to small bald patches on the head.

    Male hair loss problems can also occur due to reversible causes such as anaemia or iron deficiency, under-active thyroids, fungal scalp infections and stress. In some cases, the use of prescribed drugs can be the cause of hair loss. You can easily stop hair loss due to these reversible causes. For example, if your hair loss problem occurs due to the deficiency of iron in the body, then taking any suitable supplement can help you to increase iron levels, thus treating the cause of hair loss and stopping further hair loss.

    The inherited problem of male hair loss can be treated with the help of a prescribed oral drug, Propecia. It is a proven treatment that helps stop hair loss and boosts new hair growth on the head. Most male suffers have been treated effectively with the help of this drug.

    Is hair loss in women different from male hair loss?

    Hair loss and the stigma surrounding it can be frustrating for both men and women. It is also a common problem among women as they age. The most common form of hair loss among women is known as telogen effluvium. Its common symptoms include shedding of hair from the scalp and other parts of the body. It’s important to note here that Propecia is not prescribed to women as a hair loss treatment.

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