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Hair loss in men is common, due to a genetic condition present in at least half of the male population worldwide. It is part of a cycle by which hair fibers are regenerated, so it is common to lose between 25 and 60 hairs a day.
Hair loss manifests itself in different ways according to its origination cause, and can occur suddenly or progressively, in addition to affecting only the scalp or hair throughout the body.
When this situation worsens and there is a daily loss of more than 100 hairs, the cause is probably some type of hair alopecia.
Alopecia also known as Male Pattern Baldness is a condition that causes hair loss, affecting the scalp but, in some cases, also other parts of the body, such as the eyebrows. There are many types and causes of alopecia. The most common is androgenic, which affects men to a greater extent, but women are also affected, although it is common for them to hide it with haircuts, hairstyles, makeup, hats or wigs.
Although it is not the only cause of baldness, a diagnosis is often required to better understand what the cause may be in some cases.
Hair loss can begin in different ways according to its origin. Sometimes it starts suddenly, affecting only the scalp, while other times it happens in different parts of the body, such as the beard and eyebrows, with itching or pain before it falls out.
Serious diseases and their treatment (such as cancer chemotherapies) can cause thinning and loss of hair throughout the body, although it grows back some time after stopping the drug.
These are just some of the most common reasons why you may be losing hair, so it is essential that you go to a specialist to determine the precise cause.
Hair loss in men begins sometime in their twenties, but it usually takes between 15 and 25 years for this situation to lead to baldness. Half of fifty-year-old men have some baldness degree. However, some men go bald in less than five years. It is almost impossible to indicate how long the process will take, since this depends on the cause that originates it and the prevention type and treatment measures that are followed.
There are some factors that increase the risk of hair loss, such as:
Knowing your medical history is key to determining the hair loss causes. Your doctor will ask you questions about your family history, diet, and hair care routine to determine the causes, and do a physical exam, and possibly prescribe some tests such as blood tests to identify diseases, a tensile test to determine the hair shedding volume, scalp biopsy to rule out infections, and an optical microscopy to identify hair shaft disorders.
In case of presenting any of these factors, it is recommended to adopt preventive measures, which is possible except in cases where baldness is caused by genetic reasons. With some types of hair loss, the following could work:
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