The most common cause of hair loss, especially in men, is Androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness. People, whose genetics predispose them to baldness, usually start in the mid-teens or during puberty. Stop the receding hairline today! Check out treatments and cures for baldness from HealthStatus.
The normal production of hair is altered by the increase in testosterone production during puberty, resulting in an increased production of DiHydroTestosterone. Hair strands become thinner, grow slower, and fall out at shorter lengths with each cycle, until, eventually, the follicle stops production altogether. The case becomes severe when the follicle is lost permanently and hair production literally comes to a halt.
In an attempt to obtain a normal looking head of hair or to slow hair loss, the American male population reportedly spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on fighting the signs of baldness. As a result, the U.S. economy generates something close to $1 billion in annual revenue from baldness treatments.
Research revealed that 12% to 80% of men, ranging in ages from 18 to 80, experience cosmetically moderate to significant hair loss.
Because of the large statistic, medical doctors, over the last 40 years, have sequentially stumbled upon several hair loss cures and treatments loss:
Creams and Lotions
Exotic topical creams, lotions, and shampoos and conditioners, claim they regenerate hair growth.
Aerosol Hair Spray Cover-Ups
These colored powders or fibers simply color the scalp and thicken thinning hair. The appearance of an almost natural thick-looking hair is temporary and deceiving. Its name actually says it all – cover-up!
Several highly publicized alternatives offer real potential promise. Drugs, like Minoxidil and Rogaine, proclaimed to somewhat slow hair loss and in very few cases, to stimulate hair regeneration, albeit limited.
Another alternative discovery that is slowly gaining popularity is rather procedural and involves meticulous process. The technique uses surgical scalp transplants to redistribute remaining hair on the scalp to balding or completely bald areas of the scalp. But the procedure is not easily accessible to majority of the balding population due to its high cost and maintenance.
With the still growing concern for hair loss, a more realistic and easier to achieve method now runs on prevention rather than cure.
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