- by Dr Vinod Sonavane Bloom Hair Transplant
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- Mar 29 2018
Tips For Treating Male Pattern Baldness
It is also known as androgenic alopecia and it affects about 50 million men in the United States. It starts with hair loss above the temples generating the typical “M” shape and after sometimes the loss of hair continues around the top of the head and sometimes claims the hair on the sides and rear of the head as well, leading to complete baldness.
The exact cause of androgenic alopecia is not known but it is associated with the presence of male sex hormones. The main androgen believed to be associated with baldness is dihydrotestosterone (DHT). As DHT levels increases in hair follicles, they shorten the hair’s growth cycle and delay the growth of new hair.
- There are topical treatments to treat male pattern baldness,that stimulates the hair follicles to grow and is applied directly to the scalp. It slows hair loss and some men experiences growth of new hair. Its adverse effects include itching, skin rash, acne, burning, inflammation, and swelling.
- there are also oral prescriptions, that work by binding to the enzyme that would otherwise convert free testosterone to DHT. It slows hair loss as long as you take it.
- Nutritional imbalances are often the cause of hair loss. Poor diet can lead to proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals deficiencies which in turn can make your body unhealthy and cause hair loss. Eat red, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables (such as carrots, sweet potatoes, peppers, and cantaloupe).
- Stay hydrated as it helps skin cells and hair cells to grow and flourish. Aim to get at least eight cups of water a day and more during exercise or hot weather.
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