Causes of Androgenetic Alopecia
There are many causes of hair loss. In the case of most men with hair loss the condition is hereditary. The genes for male pattern baldness can be inherited from either side of the family. The medical term for male pattern baldness is Androgenetic Alopecia. This type of hair loss is caused by the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Myths about Androgenetic Alopecia
There are many myths about the causes of hair loss. It is most definitely NOT caused by poor circulation, clogged hair follicles, mites, shampooing too often or wearing hats and helmets. A healthy diet can improve the quality of hair, but not the quantity. Stress alone does not usually cause hair loss.
Cures for Androgenetic Alopecia
There is no scientifically proven cure for androgenetic alopecia.
Androgenetic Alopecia treatment options
The FDA is the Food and Drug Administration in the US. It has approved two medicines to treat androgenetic alopecia. They are most effective when used together. This medical treatment for hair loss has been successful for many of our patients.
Hair transplant surgery is a permanent treatment for patients with androgenetic alopecia. The hair that is transplanted is not affected by the balding process. It is taken from the back and sides of the head which are unaffected by the condition. The transplanted hair, once established, will normally remain on the patient’s head for the rest of their life.