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Keeping away from chemicals, hair dye, hair colour or illegal drugs because they damage & causes hair lose for men & by using a very wide toothed comb & regular hair washing to keep hair & scalp clean & by avoiding brush

Jenn Misoulish

Jenn finished med school at the College of Medical Sciences Center and residency at Exempa Holy Joseph Clinic (presently SCL Wellbeing) in Sydney. Dr. Misoulish has now been cheerfully performing family prescription for more than 15 years.
Jenn Misoulish

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.

Premature Balding

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.

 

9 Comments

  1. Carter Fry

    I myself as of right now do not have hair loss. I am 22, and my dad and grandfather both have lost some of their hair. My dad has lost more as he has gotten older, and I know he’d do anything that would actually help. I would do anything myself. If I lose my hair, I might wear a hat anywhere I would go. I already wear hats often so that isn’t an issue. I think some people look good bald, and some not so much. I was in the Army so I had to shave my head, and it was not a fun experience. I think I would lose a lot of confidence if I were to lose all of my hair.

  2. Theodore Watson

    Hair thinning is usually an onset of male pattern baldness. I can see in many ways that I would shave all of my hair once that sets in. In addition, I am not a fan of widows peaks or even trying to hide it with a comb over. Rogaine may be another option, however I dont know how my scalp will react to it.

  3. Angus Helman

    When I first noticed, I was a little bit in shock. How could I be losing my hair? I started wearing baseball caps all the time and in all circumstances. When it got really bad, I just started shaving it all off. It looks better completely shaved.

  4. Charles Price

    stress and hair loss can be related. Telogen effluvium. The Scientific name for hair loss

    In telogen effluvium, significant stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase.
    Telogen effluvium usually occurs within the first three months after a stressful event, Usually, the hair loss is a sign that a new hair is growing again at the base of the lost hair, so new hair growth should be apparent three to six months after the initial shedding

    Usage of different Shampoos may also cause Hair loss, Office tensions are a main cause for Male Hair loss
    Medication:
    As well, biotin and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E are also vital. “Free radicals can damage the scalp and the hair follicles, and these antioxidants help cells fight off free radicals,” she says, adding that vitamin B12 and iron also play an important role in hair growth.
    Other Causes on a Random:
    Common balding occurs in men is due to the effect of testosterone metabolites in genetically susceptible hair follicles. Thyroid disease, anemia, protein deficiency, secondary syphilis, chemotherapy, and low vitamin levels may cause hair loss.

  5. Liam Weaver

    I started losing my hair when I was around 39. I noticed that the top portion of my hair was thinning out and it eventually went completely ball. At this point- and after having thick hair for all of my life up to that point – I decided to shave it all off. Since then, I’ve been shaving my head at least twice a week. Initially, it was awkward to walk around with a ball head, but I eventually got used to it.

  6. Isaiah Taylor

    I am only in my 20s and already I can see that my hair is thinning, especially around my forehead and temples. Sometimes this makes me so self-conscious that I try to cover my head with hats or even hooded sweatshirts, but in certain settings this just isn’t appropriate. I’ve tried styling my hair in different ways to make it less noticeable, but I am worried that the problem will only get worse as time goes on.

  7. Gabriel Russell

    Although there are several causes for hair loss , male pattern baldness accounts for the majority of hair loss in men . Do not use any bad gel and not use any hair spray in bad quality medications may prevent further hair loss . In some causes , surgeon can transplant hair or reduce the area of bland skin .

  8. Edward Campbell

    It is so embarrassing to lose all of your hair in college! I had no idea this was so common of a problem among men. I feel really insecure about my hair loss.

  9. Hamish Whelan

    Losing your hair is no fun especially as you grow older. I once pulled out a huge clump of hair while I was in the shower and it freaked me out so bad I immediately got out and called my doctor without even drying off.

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