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Common Causes of Men’s Hair Loss

David Berman - Thursday, February 01, 2018

If you are a man and you still have a full head of hair, you’re incredibly lucky. If you’re like millions of men in the country, however, you are experiencing some form of hair loss. Some men start losing their hair in their teens and early twenties, while others start to notice thinning hair and hair loss in their retirement years. Either way, no one wants to lose their hair.

The first thing you’ll want to do is hold off on blaming genetics. It certainly can play a role in hair loss, but it’s not the only reason. Here are some possible reasons you may be experiencing hair loss.

Resistance Training
We know. Staying fit is critical, and it helps you build muscle. However, high resistance training, which is popular with some men, can create a fast increase in testosterone. Testosterone can wreak havoc on hair follicles.

Added Testosterone
As we’ve mentioned with resistance training, testosterone isn’t good for hair. In fact, if you are already falling victim to male pattern baldness, taking testosterone supplements will just make the process move along faster.

Inflammation
Scalp inflammation arises as microorganisms develop. This can happen when the scalp produces too much sebum and hair roots get clogged. As a result, the scalp is itchy and flaky and discourages hair growth. Talk to your barber or hairdresser for suggestions on how to help.

Alopecia Areata
This is an autoimmune disease wherein the body attacks hair follicles, causing the hair to fall out. There are some FDA approved treatments in the works. A doctor can help identify this disease.

Smoking
It’s not just bad for your lungs. Smoking can rapidly age your skin, which will inevitably make you look older than you are. In addition, smoking tobacco will cause blood vessels to shrink up, which cuts off hair follicles from nutrients like oxygen, making male pattern baldness worse.

Medications
There are many types of common medications that can cause hair thinning and hair loss. Some medicines that help control cholesterol can cause hair loss, and other types of medicines like thyroid supplements can impact hair growth. Before you start any new medicine, discuss side effects with your doctor. In addition, a poor diet or a diet that lacks B vitamins and protein can also contribute to hair loss.

Hair loss isn’t limited to residents of Palo Alto—men all over the world experience hair loss at some point. Talk to your doctor if you’re noticing hair loss, as it could be something that needs to be addressed quickly.

Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.
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The Differences in Hair Treatment Options

David Berman - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

There are millions of men and women who suffer from pattern hair loss, and there are many ways to try and tackle the issue. After all, who wants to watch their hair grow thinner and less full as they age? Here is an outline of some techniques that may help combat hair loss.  Read More

What to Expect With ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant

David Berman - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

As you are probably aware, there are temporary solutions to hair loss, such as wigs and weave, but there are also hair transplant surgery options available in the Palo Alto area. One such treatment is relatively newer, having been approved by the FDA in 2011: the ARTAS robotic hair transplant. There are few things you may want to know about what to expect before, during, and after your hair transplant procedure.  Read More

All About Male Pattern Baldness

David Berman - Monday, January 29, 2018

Male pattern baldness, also known as pattern hair loss, is something that affects millions of men as they age. And it’s also the number one cause of hair loss in men. There are some estimates that over 50 percent of men will experience some form of hair loss by the time they are 50.  Read More

Learn More about the Nutrients Your Hair and Skin Need

David Berman - Saturday, December 30, 2017

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Learning about Diabetes and Thinning Hair

David Berman - Thursday, December 28, 2017

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Learning About Hair Loss Associated with Thyroid Disease

David Berman - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Learn More about Alopecia

David Berman - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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Surgical Hair Restoration Options to Explore

David Berman - Friday, November 24, 2017

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Does Your Diet Play a Role in Hair Health?

David Berman - Friday, November 24, 2017

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Patients from all over the world come to our center for the ARTAS® procedure. Let us assist you in your travel expense by reimbursing your airfare up to $500 in the form of grafts if you fly to our office and have an ARTAS® robotic hair transplant procedure on that same trip. Please feel free to schedule your no-charge consultation or call us to learn more. Our surgical center is located near the headquarters of Restoration Robotics, the maker of the device.