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How Does Hair Loss Affect Men In Australia
Hair loss in men has been a very common issue for some men for many ages. No matter the social economic background, race, country, or any other difference that men may have, Hair loss in men does not discriminate. Some may think that this is only a problem for older men, but this is not always the case. There are many men whose hair starts to thin out in their 20’s. I myself being one of those men. There are also a number of other issues that a man may deal with, who is experiencing a thinning out or balding of his hair. These issues can range from low self esteem, feeling inadequate, depression, or even having the feeling of ageing much quicker then you may like. For a younger man it can make him feel as if he looks older then his own age. This can have a profound effect on a young man’s perception of himself.
Who experiences hair loss
World wide, it is estimated that 40% of men will experience hair loss by the age of 35. 70% of men are expected to have hair loss by the age of 80. 95% of men’s hair loss is contributed to what is called Androgenetic Alopecia or common male pattern baldness (MPB). This form of balding in men, usually occurs on the top and front of the head. This condition has also be found to sometimes be her hereditary, which means it can be a trait that sometimes runs in a person’s family bloodline. One of the main culprits of Male Pattern Baldness can be a sensitivity to a hormone that men produce called Dihydrotestosterone or (DHT). This hormone targets genetically susceptible hair follicles, which causes these hair follicles to thin out and eventually die. The other main form of hair loss that a man or women can experience is something called Telogen Effluvium. This form of hair loss usually occurs when a person is under an excessive amount of stress, or when a person experiences a dramatic, or traumatic event. It is accompanied by the thinning or shedding of the hair follicle when it is in the Telogen or resting stage.
Treating hair loss
In the past times, there has been many different types of treatments and remedies for men’s hair loss. In ancient Egypt, men would take the fat from different animals, melt them together in a mixture, and apply the mixture to their bald heads. Hippocrates of Kos, also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician in ancient Greece. His remedy for baldness was Opium, horseradish, beet juice, and pigeon droppings. He would mix this concoction and rub it on his head. As time went on, the things that people tried to cure baldness got even more intricate. By the 1800’s people had tried everything from bear, to a oats and molasses paste licked off by a cow, to a beer boiled wheat and honey mix that supposedly only worked if a virgin rubbed it on your head. During the Industrial revolution there were mechanical and electronic devices that were invented with the intention of stimulating hair growth by using heat or light applied to the scalp. One thing that all these remedies had in common, was the fact that they did not work. Finally in the 1970’s there were some discoveries that shed some tangible light on possibly growing hair. These discoveries led to the creation of products like Propecia for sale and Rogaine.
It was found that these products did work for a small population of men moderately, but for most men it had no effect. Over the years, these medications have been refined , with the intention of receiving better results.
What experts say
For some men who have never experienced hair loss or thinning, the very thought of it may send chills up there spines. Fortunately, for these men, there are some small things that they can do to possibly prevent hair loss. Some experts suggest that you wash you hair on a regular with mild shampoo. By keeping your hair clean, it prevents dirt and dandruff which can cause hair breakage. Eating a well balanced diet with certain vitamins and minerals are also healthy for your hair and scalp. Vitamins like A,B, and E promote things like healthy hair color and adequate blood flow to the hair follicles. Meats and foods that are lean and rich in protein like fish, are also no to curb hair loss. The act of messaging the scalp with essential oils , helps to keep the hair follicles active. It also helps to promote blood flow to the scalp area in general. Experts also say that you should avoid brushing wet hair or brushing your hair to often. This is when hair is at it weakest point and can easily break. There are many other things that you can do to possibly ward off hair loss like staying hydrated, not smoking cigarettes, reducing alcohol, staying active, not being stressed, Visiting you doctor on a regular, and just taking care of your health overall.