Hair loss is very common phenomenon that affects more than 80% of world’s population at some stage in life. By the age of 50, half of the people are affected by it. This number goes up to 80% in people 80 years old. Hair loss can take place at any time. Some people are affected by it in teens while others may experience it in their old age. It is equally common in both the sexes though the way it affects them varies in a big way.
Hair Loss Causes:
The most common cause of hair loss is known as Androgenic Alopecia, a hereditary condition. In this condition, the presence of high levels of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the main problem. It is a male hormone that makes the hair follicle shrink and ultimately fall off. DHT is present not just in men but also in women, but in lesser quantities.
In men, hair loss results in very obvious bald patches on the scalp. In extreme cases, all hair are lost except for those that are present in the side and back of the scalp. They do not fall because of their natural resistance to the ill effects of DHT. This type of hair loss is commonly known as Male Pattern Baldness.
In women, hair loss is less obvious as the volume of the hair decreases and the thinning takes place equally. Generally there are no particular areas that are not affected by DHT. It is very rare that women develop fully bald patches on the scalp. The hair loss in women is known as Female Pattern Hair Loss.
In order to counter hair loss, there are numerous options. Some people start using home remedies which can usually help in slowing down the hair loss process. Others may use medications that need to be used for a long term to stop the hair loss and in some cases, even reverse it. Some who lose their hair may bring unsightly toupees to use or even opt for the modern day version of these toupees which are the hair replacement systems.
Though most of these ideas work to some extent, the only permanent solution to hair loss is a hair transplant. These are commonly carried in men though in some rare cases, women too can undergo hair transplants. The transplanted hair are taken from the areas that are not affected by DHT and therefore they do not undergo further loss.
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