Knowing the natural hair growth phases, with its normal growth and rest cycles, can help you understand the causes of hair loss in men. Your follicles are either producing new growth or resting and shedding hair to prepare for future growth. All this makes a small amount of hair loss (10 percent or so) normal, but when it causes male baldness or excessive thinning, concerns arise among men experiencing the loss.
The causes of male hair loss come as a consequence of the natural hair growth stage being obstructed or unproductive, or the resting stage being drawn out with excess shedding. The most common result causes male baldness and is known as male pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia. The fact is, almost 95 percent of all male hair loss is result of this condition. Male pattern hair loss is a genetic (hereditary) condition caused by an excess of the hormone DHT (a byproduct of testosterone) which negatively affects hair follicles and growth. The hair thins as a result of impeded blood flow and lack of nutrients. The growth phase is shortened and eventually the follicles die. While there is no cure for androgenetic alopecia, the experts at Hair Technologies can provide effective solutions to restore your hair.
Though androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of male hair loss, there are a number of other causes. Autoimmune disorders, like alopecia totalis, alopecia areata, and alopecia universalis, though rare, can cause the body to attack its own hair follicles, resulting in hair loss on the scalp, face, and body.
Medical treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation treatments, are among the other causes of temporary male hair loss. Prescription medications may cause hair loss as well. Infections and diseases, like lupus, thyroid disorders, and other autoimmune conditions can also result in temporary or even permanent hair loss. Excessive stress can cause hair loss in men as well.
Other reasons for male hair loss include poor nutrition. For example, a diet without the necessary iron, protein, or other nutrients (vitamins and minerals) can result in hair thinning or loss. Eating disorders as well as unsustainable fad diets may lead to nutritional issues causing hair loss. Some lifestyle factors, including ponytails and “man buns” can scar hair follicles and result in traction alopecia.
Whatever the reason behind your hair loss, there are effective techniques and treatments available to restore your hair, giving you a thick, full, healthy looking head of hair. We will carefully examine your scalp and hair follicles to determine the cause of your hair loss. Once we have zeroed in on the cause, we will walk you through the potential solutions. If excessive stress or deficient nutrition are the cause of your hair loss, we’ll help you make the changes needed to regrow your hair naturally. Should a medical condition or medical treatment be at fault for your hair loss, we’ll help you find a permanent solution to fully restore your hair, and along with it your confidence and self-esteem.
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There is no reason to settle for thinning hair or hair loss when effective treatments are available for you at Hair Technologies in Akron, Ohio. The first step toward restoring your hair is calling to schedule your FREE confidential consultation. We’ll perform your scalp and follicle analysis and then answer all your questions as we talk about your potential treatments. Together, we will develop your personalized permanent hair restoration plan from proven, effective, and safe solutions designed to meet your needs. Reach out to us today to schedule your FREE consultation.