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Hair loss in men

More than 70% of men experience hair loss sooner or later in life. Hair loss in men cannot be stopped, but it can be slowed down and regrowth can occur if the condition is treated in time.

Heredity is by far the most common cause, starting on average around the age of 25. Male pattern baldness is usually caused by testosterone and DHT.

A hair transplant, PRP treatment, Finasteride, Minoxidil are solutions for you with male pattern baldness.

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Hereditary hair loss

Hair loss in men is usually hereditary

By far the most common cause of hair loss in men is genetic. Some people have encoded in their genes that hair loss should start at a young age, while others have retained most of their hair by the age of 70.

Regardless, male pattern baldness is a natural process but there are very good possibilities for treatment if it is started in time.

The hormone DHT and its genetic attributes are the underlying cause of hereditary hair loss.

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DHT

What is DHT?

It is DHT that causes body hair and facial hair to start growing on men and the substance is important for reaching sexual maturity. Later in life, however, it is the same androgens (mainly DHT) that cause hair follicles to shrink.

The longer the hair follicle is exposed to DHT, the more diminished it becomes. This causes the hair shaft to become shorter and thinner.

DHT also causes the hair to go into resting phase more quickly, which means that the hairs become thinner and shorter and decrease in number. These factors together contribute to a noticeable thinning of the hair.

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Stress

Stress and hair loss

If you’ve been under a lot of stress for a long time, have symptoms of exhaustion, or have been through physical or psychological trauma, your body often reacts by shutting down hair production.

However, the hair remains on the head during the stressful period. That’s why it’s difficult to link hair loss to stress.

Hair can fall out up to 6 months after the hair has been put into dormancy and you can lose a lot of hair in a short time.

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Diseases

Diseases and hair loss

Some severe fevers or infections trigger hair loss. These are classed as a physical stress on the body and then the hair loss can come several months after the sick period.

There are also diseases that have a direct impact on hair. There are many hair diseases that lead to hair loss, but the most common is alopecia areata (patchy hair loss).

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Medicine

Medications and hair loss

Some medications affect hair growth. For example, cancer drugs have a strong effect on hair growth.

Other medications that can cause hair loss include certain types of antibiotics, anticoagulants, antidepressants and acne medications that contain vitamin A.

Read more about medications and hair loss

Questions and answers about hair loss in men

Does it help to take vitamins against hair loss for men?

Since most people get enough vitamins and minerals through their diet, taking hair vitamins for men does not help hair loss for men, as long as you are not deficient in any vitamin.

However, if you suffer from iron deficiency, for example, hair vitamins can help strengthen your hair. An effective treatment for male hair growth and male pattern baldness is PRP treatment.

Can PRP prevent hair loss if you lose hair at an early age?

PRPhelps against hair loss at any age in life.

PRP strengthens the hair follicle and nourishes it. The growth factors we inject create new capillaries in the scalp as the hair follicle grows in size. This causes hair follicles that have been stunted to come back to life instead of dying from inactivity.

Can you stop male pattern baldness?

Many people want to know if it is possible to stop male pattern baldness and prevent hair loss in men. There is nothing that stops hair loss completely. However, there are treatments that slow down hair loss.

Some solutions to slow down a hair loss are; PRP treatment, Minoxidilor Finasteride. If you want to fill in or correct your hairline instead, such as filling in your folds, we recommend that you have a hair transplant.

How much hair loss is normal?

Normally, we lose about 100 – 200 hairs a day. In some periods, hair loss can be more severe. But if you lose more than 200 hairs a day for a long period of time, it might be a good idea to check it out.

It may be a hormonal disorder or an underlying disease. A hair grows for about 6 years and then goes into a resting phase of 1 – 3 months before it falls off.

Is there medicine for hair loss?

There are medicinesthat help with hair loss.

Finasteride(the active ingredient in Propecia) and Minoxidil(the active ingredient in Rogaine) help against hair loss. The medicines work in different ways, but Finasteride should only be used and handled by men as it can cause severe damage to the foetus if it comes into contact with pregnant women.

We can prescribe Finasteride to our customers.

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