Common Causes of Men’s Hair Loss

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.

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.

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.

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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