Baldness is a hot topic in research. Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), or male pattern baldness, is the most common form of dementia in men.
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Half the world’s men suffer from hair loss by the age of 50. About 70% of men lose their hair as they get older. And 25% of bald men experience the first signs of hair loss 21 years ago.
“Recent developments offer great promise in treating and preventing various types of baldness,” says Dr. Amy Kasuff, a dermatologist. For example, researchers can now grow hair bulbs in a laboratory. In fact, some are studying new cancer treatments that will help them grow hair instead of falling out.
But if you are thinking about waiting for these experiments to be completed soon, there is still a way to go.
In the meantime, here are some facts and common questions about male pattern hair loss that can help clear up any misconceptions you may have.
How baldness occurs
They inherit genes for transparency. The occurrence and development of androgenetic alopecia is based on the interaction of endocrine factors and your genetic predisposition. So if your father or uncle is bald, chances are you won’t be able to escape the same fate.
By the time you reach puberty, you will be producing Androgens (sex hormones). If you have a genetic predisposition, these will interact with your genes to increase hair growth. Then your normal hair will fall out. It has been replaced by tiny, colored hairs. It happens in your head until this process is over. Eventually, the foxes would fall asleep and stop producing fuses.
Male pattern baldness begins in temples, in front of the head, and in the crown of the head. In months or years, the bald spots on the scalp meet. The result is a typical “laurel crown.”
Why don’t the hairs under your ears tread?
Have you ever noticed that bald men still have hair under their ears? For some reason, this part of the hair has not been included in the genetic program.
What are the current treatments for baldness?
There are medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatments for baldness.
Local Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride (Propecia) are the only drugs approved by the FDA to treat nail baldness.
Minoxidil is a vasodilator used to treat high blood pressure. When used to treat hair loss, it widens the arteries and provides extra blood flow to the hair follicles. This applies directly to the scalp.
Oral phenytoin (FNS) is a synthetic compound that inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). These are the most common treatments for pattern baldness and general alopecia.
But remember and your doctor should discuss side effects such as finasterides with you:
- Weight gain.
- Itchy skin.
- Back pain.
- Abdominal pain.
- Decreased sperm count.
- Penis pain.
A recent study also shows the effectiveness of treatments that include quercetin – an ingredient in the Hutatinia cortisol index. Hair follicles and cells are one of the most important signs in life.
A new 2020 study shows the potential for treating botulinum toxin type A (BTA). It has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment strategy for AGA treatment without any side effects.
The safest and most effective treatments are under the supervision of a doctor or health care provider, so talk to your doctor to see if any is right for you.
Other treatments for hair loss
The most common remedies for acne that are directly related to makeup or body changes are:
- Hairdressers. During this surgery, anesthesia is given from the donor site, where the healthy hair follicles are transferred to the bald spot. This procedure is a surgical procedure, and it can take many procedures before the result is permanent, because hair loss still occurs more often before the skin permanently loses more hair. And recovery time can be extensive. It is also expensive, but results can be achieved quickly.
- Wigs. These temporary solutions, however, are more expensive and more versatile. Artificial wigs are generally cheaper than human hair wigs. Human hair wigs look more natural and are easier to glue and care for because polymers hold the structure longer and better under natural fibers.
- Hats. Many men wear hats as a convenient, versatile and expensive way to manage their hair loss with zero side effects.
Male pattern baldness and disease
Baldness that affects the crown of the head is more likely to lead to heart disease, so talk to your doctor about the relationship between the two.
There are also many studies that suggest that baldness is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. However, recent studies indicate that baldness is not a consistent biomarker for prostate cancer risk or progression.
Accept what works now
Research and prevention are still under way, so there is hope for the future. In the meantime, Dr. Kasuf advises you to focus on your work with the resources you have acquired.
Instead of wasting your money on products that “don’t work,” focus on finding a new style that suits you – with a little hair. The best strategy is to embrace your hair loss, ”says Dr. Kasuff.
“While it is true that there are advances in medicine and cosmetics that can help you address your physical concerns, each has its own pros and cons. Always talk to your doctor before considering any treatment.