A look at male pattern hair loss

A research study at a university in Norfolk, Virginia, found that 84 percent of Menwhich are attached to Hair Loss suffering, preoccupied with loss. They described feelings of helplessness, vulnerability and jealousy of men with full, healthy hair. Men who started losing hair in their early twenties were more likely to have problems with low self-esteem.

The male pattern baldness is due to a hormone imbalance. The medical term for male baldness is androgenetic alopecia. This term will help you understand the factors involved in excessive male pattern hair loss. Androgen refers to one of the many hormones that control the appearance and development of male characteristics. One example is testosterone. Genetic refers to heredity, i.e. the inheritance of genes either from the mother or the father. Alopecia simply means hair loss. So you could say that male pattern baldness occurs due to male hormones that are influenced by genetic inheritance.

DHT (testosterone and 5-alpha reductase) is a naturally occurring hormone that helps with sexual development. Genetic switches cause changes in the hair follicles of certain men after puberty, at androgen-specific receptor sites in the follicles that regulate healthy hair growth. Since the DHT Mirror increase with the age of the men, the binding to the follicle receptor sites increases. This leads to an imbalance in the biological processes of the more sensitive hair follicles. Slowly, the follicles begin to break down as DHT builds up at the site, causing the hair to become thinner and shorter again, and eventually become so thin and short that it is no longer visible.

The Hamilton-Norwood scheme divides male androgenetic hair loss into different stages, which are classified into seven stages. This schematized progression classification was developed in 1951 by James Hamilton. O'Tar Norwood modified and extended it in 1975.

Men lose their hair in different ways depending on their genetic predisposition. At male pattern baldness is usually a retraction at the temples, a Loss on top of the head and observe extensive thinning of the hair. These patterns are observed on the so-called Norwood Scale which classifies different types of hair loss.

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