Why Do Men Experience Hair Loss?

According to a research, 50% of men suffer from hair loss problems due to genetic factors. The most common cause being the male pattern baldness which is medically referred as Androgenic Alopecia.

Why Do Men Experience Hair Loss?

The first step is to consult a doctor to understand the problem of your hair loss.The male pattern baldness is connected with male hormone called Testosterone.Testosterone gets converted in to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and gets attached to alpha receptors in hair follicles on top of head.

There are two types of alpha receptors …alpha 1 which is present in hairline and mid portion and alpha 2 which present in crown.DHT enters Hair through alpha receptors and shrinks hair follicles over period of time … it is called MINIATURISATION (hair strands to become short and thin)!!

Eventually, the hair stop growing and no new hair grows in that particular area and person starts looking bald!The permanent hair which is mainly at the back of the head doesn’t have alpha receptors and that is why DHT cannot act on them!

Causes Of Hair Loss

The other causes apart from male pattern baldness are due to infection, trauma, stress, illness, or medication, which can be cured if taken proper treatment.

But if you believe that wearing tight hats or washing your hair too often will cause the problem of hair loss, then you are wrong. Because a study has shown that an average person loses 50-100 hairs per day which are considered to be normal.

To identify the reason behind your hair loss problem and for the best treatment plan, please consult Dr. Anjali Shere by giving us a call or by clicking the tab of Book Online Consultation.