If you are like me, just a quick walk down the street, an outing with friends, a general look around and I am always surprised at how common a condition mens hair loss is. We all know that hair loss is a very common, natural, fact of life, but did you know that it is estimated (Medem Medical Library’s website) that male pattern baldness affects approximately 40 million men in the United States. Furthermore, approximately 25 percent of men begin balding by age 30; two-thirds begin balding by age 60.
Also an interesting, recently conducted, large scale study on hair loss (conducted in in Maryborough, in central Victoria (Australia)) showed the prevalence of mid-frontal hair loss increases with age and affects 73.5% of men aged 80 and over.
Understanding Mens Hair Loss
So what do we know about this very common male condition?
Here are some fast facts about the three most common forms of male baldness:
Alopecia Areata or male pattern baldness:
This condition is common and results in a receding hairline and a circular balding spot on the crown of the head. The causes and progression rate of Alopecia Areata are varied, and include heredity causes, anxiety and stress, living an inactive lifestyle, poor diet, and increasing age. There are a number of products on the market which are successful in helping to reduce the rate of this type of balding and reversal of the condition has been seen.
As the name suggests, temporary baldness is a condition that can occur in men following surgery, a major life trauma, and certain diseases (e.g., diabetes) can cause temporary male baldness. Generally, the hair growth will return once the other condition dissipates.
Certain scalp infections are known to cause hair to come out in clumps or large amounts (more than 100-150 strands a day). Treatment of the condition, for example for the fungus or bacteria will reverse the problem, and new hair will grow again.
The individual mans decision to do something about his male baldness depends greatly on the individuals view of the condition. Certainly, baldness is far more socially trendy than in past years. In fact for many younger men, shaving the complete head for total baldness is seen as attractive and fashionable and is an effective method of dealing with male hair loss. This works well for older men too, although admittedly for some older men, and whose faces show signs of age, hair loss can increase the overall look of old age. Help is at hand though as drugs, natural products, hair pieces and surgical procedures are all available for help with this issue.
However, in the course of my work investigating mens health issues, I have always been a great supporter of, and have person experience of, a very effective herbal remedy for mens hair loss which is called Provillus. Provillus is an oral supplement, which I promote on my website MensHealthZone.info, because I have seen the results, had great feedback and is based on good science. DHT is a form of testosterone that trials have shown is responsible for 95 percent of hair loss. Provillus blocks this DHT and also helps to stimulate the scalp, bringing dead follicles back to life. Depending on your situation you can use Provillus in a preventive manner, before you loose a lot of hair, or after. Again, whatever suits your particular situation.
In summary, if you are a man that is dealing with mens hair loss and it is bothering you, there are steps you can take. If the condition does not bother you then live life and embrace it. You are certainly not alone!
Stay Healthy and Enjoy Life
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