What are the causes of male pattern baldness?

the causes of male pattern baldness
How to prevent hair loss in men?

Hair loss in men has become a very common phenomenon, and the medical profession is trying to find a solution to the problem of male pattern baldness. However, according to the current level of medical care, the treatment of hair loss mainly uses drugs and surgery, but can only treat the symptoms but not the root cause, and can not completely get rid of the root cause of hair loss, even after hair transplantation still need to adhere to the use of Minoxidil rub (or Bovacid) to maintain the effect. So what causes hair loss in men?

What are the causes of male pattern baldness?

1. Mental or physical factors

Life, men often bear more mental pressure, and mental tension, depression, fear, or severe insomnia can lead to nerve dysfunction, capillaries continuing to be in a state of contraction, the hair follicles not getting enough blood supply, and the scalp located in the human body’s uppermost, so the hair is most prone to fall out. If the pressure persists, coupled with a weak psychological quality, it is easy to break hair (hair) fetish, hair-eating (hair) fetish, hair-pulling fetish, and so on.

Hair loss can be caused by head trauma and lesions of the spinal cord, medulla oblongata, midbrain, and brainstem. Mental factors can also seriously affect the growth cycle of hair. Prolonged visual fatigue, mental stress, excessive nervous tension, impatience or anxiety, and staying up all night can shorten the growth cycle of hair, resulting in hair loss and premature baldness. Common such as postpartum alopecia, hair loss after serious illness, hair loss after the examination, and hair loss of some of the unit heads or businessmen who have great responsibility.

2. Food and nutritional metabolic factors

Eating partiality, often only like to eat meat, and do not like to eat vegetables. Malnutrition caused by partiality and other factors, as well as due to indigestion, chronic wasting disease, and nutritional imbalance or absorption disorders, can lead to normal growth of hair-inhibited and enter the resting phase, and hair thinning, scorched, early white or fall.

Excessive sugar or salt, protein deficiency, iron and zinc deficiency, excessive selenium, etc., as well as certain metabolic diseases such as argininosuccinic aciduria, homocystinuria, hereditary lactic aciduria, methionine metabolism disorders, etc., are also causes of hair loss. In addition, frequent consumption of carbonated beverages will produce gastrointestinal stimulation, causing digestive disorders, affecting the absorption of nutrients, and leading to hair loss.

3. Secretion imbalance

Often stay up late at work, resulting in serious hair loss. Research has found that the growth hormone secreted by the pituitary gland can promote the growth of hair, and the lack of growth hormone will make the growth of hair relatively slower; sex hormones will also affect the health of hair: female hormones make the hair soft and glossy; male hormones will make the hair hard and thick, once the body of the hormone is out of balance, there may be hair abnormalities. Therefore, hypopituitarism, adrenal tumors, acromegaly advanced, etc., can lead to hair loss.

4. Excessive smoking and drinking

Excessive smoking and alcoholism is a major cause of hair loss. The nicotine in cigarettes can interfere with blood circulation, abnormal hormone secretion, and affect the growth and development of hair follicles.

How can men prevent hair loss?

1. Less use of styling agent

Many hairspray and other styling products with high alcohol content, long-term use will suck away the moisture of the hair, so that the hair is dry, spring should be used as little as possible.

2. Wash your hair regularly

After the summer temperature rises, sebum secretion increases, hair easily becomes oily, easier to adsorb dust, allergens, and other dirt. Therefore, the original frequency of hair washing in winter should be adjusted appropriately, but at most every other day a wash, or every day only with water rinse, which ensures that the scalp has the right amount of grease, but also removes dirt and allergens.

3. Wet hair does not go out

Hair is not dry enough to go out, easily stains the dust in the air, and attached to the scalp easily clogs pores, causing hair loss. After washing your hair, it is best to use a hairdryer with a low-temperature gear to blow-dry the scalp, and then let the hair dry naturally, not only to prevent the scalp from breeding bacteria but also to prevent high-temperature damage to the hair.

4. Applying conditioner to the ear as a boundary

To make hair smoother, many people will apply conditioner to the whole head, but this is very harmful to the scalp. If rinsing is not clean, the conditioner will clog the pores of the scalp, leading to hair loss. Therefore, applying conditioner to start from the ear side of the hair to the tip of the hair direction coated, such as accidentally dipped into the scalp, be sure to rinse clean.

5. The water temperature does not exceed 40 ℃

Wash your hair when the water temperature is too high will make the hair worse, it is recommended to use 40 ℃ below the warm water to rinse hair, and then mix with olive oil and lemon juice coated to massage the scalp for a moment, after a quarter of an hour after rinsing can be.

6. Eat more meat, eggs, and milk

The main component of hair is protein, so eat more meat, fish, eggs, milk, beans, and other high-quality protein, while paying attention to meat and vegetables, nutritional balance, controlling the intake of fat, and favorable hair growth.

7. Maintain adequate sleep

Adequate sleep can promote normal skin and hair metabolism, and the metabolic period is mainly in the evening, especially at night between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., this period to sleep enough, you can make the hair normal metabolism. On the contrary, hair metabolism and nutritional imbalance will lead to hair loss.

8. Maintain mental health

Daily anxiety can lead to hair loss, the deeper the degree of repression, the faster the rate of hair loss. It is recommended to often take deep breaths, walk, do relaxation gymnastics, etc., which can eliminate the mental fatigue of the day.

9. Choose a good shampoo

Frequent dyeing and scalding, there are hair drying problems, so the use of nourishing shampoo products all year round. But most of these products are difficult to take into account the needs of both scalp and hair. Too many moisturizing ingredients in them can sometimes burden the scalp and cause follicle-clogging. Just as we choose our skincare according to the seasons, hair care is also seasonal. Do not use a set of products all year round.

In the summer, shampoo we should choose to emphasize the scalp-cleaning function of the shampoo, wash your hair also needs more effort in the scalp massage, the hair can be gently brought over, reducing the friction on the hair, and rubbing.

Treatment for male pattern baldness

At present, there are three main types of methods to deal with male pattern baldness:

1. Drug treatment

Its effect is exact and it is a better way to treat hair loss, but the time of taking medicine is longer.

2. Beauty hair

It is also known as wearing a wig, which can change the image quickly, the disadvantage is that it is not natural enough and it is troublesome to take care of the wig.

3. Surgery

It is also often referred to as hair transplantation, through surgery to transplant hair from the back of the occipital area to the area of hair loss, its effect is obvious, but the cost is huge, needs multiple treatments, and the transplanted hair is still in danger of falling off.

High levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the male scalp are the main cause of male pattern baldness. High levels of DHT can cause hair follicles to shrink, shorten the length of hair, and reduce the number of hair roots, making it a “hair killer”! Dihydrotestosterone is converted from testosterone by the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase, which is concentrated at the top of the head.

Therefore, male pattern baldness mostly starts from the sideburns on both sides of the forehead, the hair is gradually thinning, thinning, shedding, and then extends inwards, and after a few years to decades, the hair on the upper frontal area and the top of the head can be completely lost. Men’s hair, so unknowingly stolen!

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