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Facts About Men's Hair Loss

  • As many as 50% of all men will have some degree of male pattern baldness by age 50.
  • The medical term for hair loss is alopecia, the most common being androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness.
  • 95% of hair loss in men is genetically pre-determined.
  • Medications may cause hair loss (such as some anticoagulants, anti-depressants, and chemotherapy).
  • DHT, or Dihydrotestosterone, causes most hair loss. DHT is created naturally when the enzyme 5 alpha reductase combines with your testosterone.
  • It's normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day. Excessive hair washing, brushing or rubbing can add to this loss.
  • Hair loss may at times signal an underlying medical problem, like diabetes, lupus, or even ringworm.
  • Some medicines, such as minoxidil (Rogaine) has been shown to help male pattern baldness
  • There are many causes of hair loss: genetic disposition, excess stress, hypothyroidism, lack of circulation of the scalp, hormone levels, harsh shampoos, and bad nutrition can all lead to hair loss



    If male pattern hair loss becomes an issue for you, there are options. Talk to the highly trained and medical staff at HLCC for treatment programs which will help stop your hair loss. You are not alone. Less than 10% of men will speak about their hair loss to their physician.

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