Causes of Hair Loss for Men

Losing hair can be something that is almost expected for some men. After all, if your father or other male relatives had hair loss, you probably will too. That only stands to reason since the biggest cause of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). Male pattern baldness is caused by having too much Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) produced in the system. This genetic condition has the ability to be passed from either your mother’s or your father’s side of the family.

One thing that is often overlooked when it comes to hair loss in men is that hair loss isn’t always from male pattern baldness, nor is it inevitable. Although male pattern baldness is the cause of hair loss in the majority of men, there are many other things that can also cause hair loss.

One thing that many men may experience hair loss from is stress. When you become stressed, whether it’s physical stress or emotional stress, it can make your body react on a number of ways, one of which is hair loss. When you experience a physical trauma, such as having surgery, you may experience hair loss as a result of that. Emotional trauma, such as going through a traumatic experience like a death in the family, divorce, getting married, having a baby, losing your job, or any other experience that can cause stress, can also make you lose your hair.

Something else that can make men lose hair, is taking medication. The most likely medications to have hair loss as a side effect, are chemotherapy medications, antidepressants, arthritis medicine, blood thinners, and having too much Vitamin A in your diet. With hair loss caused by medication, the hair loss will probably end when you stop taking the medicine.

Another thing that can cause men to lose their hair is illness. Cancer, thyroid disease, hormonal imbalances, a fungal infection, diabetes and lupus are all able to have hair loss as a symptom. If hair loss is from an illness, there is usually an end to it when the illness is cured.

There is also a hair loss condition called alopecia areata which can affect people with hair loss in any area of the body, including the scalp. This type of hair loss is usually referred to as spot baldness because it causes hair to fall out in spots. This type of hair loss is actually considered to be an autoimmune disease, and is treated with steroids, if not left to heal on its own. In more than fifty percent of cases, no medication is needed to end the hair loss and see new hair grow back. Sometimes, if it gets to a more severe stage, the hair will not grow back, even with medication.

If you are a man who has been experiencing hair loss, before you decide how to treat it, you need to know why you are losing your hair. This will give you the information you need to find the best possible treatment, and end the hair loss once and for all.

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