What are the causes?
One cause of male pattern baldness is genetics or having a family history of baldness.
- male pattern baldness is associated with male sex hormones called androgens. The androgens have many functions, including regulating hair growth.
- Hair loss from certain medications is usually temporary and once you stop taking the medication, hair growth will likely resume.
- Hair loss may be triggered by an accident, surgery, illness, drastic weight loss, or some kind of psychological stress.
- Nutritional deficiency also can be a cause.
What are the symptoms?
Gradual thinning on top of the head.
- Circular or patchy bald spots.
- Sudden loosening of hair.
- Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp.
What are the effective treatments?
Avoid restrictive dieting
Restrictive dieting can decrease resources and nutrients needed for hair growth say, experts. And since hair growth is a relatively low priority compared to other bodily functions, hair growth is halted quickly when your body is placed under stress due to restrictive dieting –
Check your protein intake
Eating a well-balanced diet with adequate protein intake is important for optimal hair growth. Generally, we recommend 50 grams of protein or more per day.
Boost your nutrient profile
Specific vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids are especially important for your overall health and also play a key role in providing your body with the energy needed for hair growth. This includes: biotin, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, zinc, iron, omega-3 and omega-6
Indulge in a scalp massage
A scalp massage can help promote relaxation and relieve stress. It may also help boost the health of your hair. The study examined the effectiveness of daily, 4-minute scalp massages. After 24 weeks, the researchers found that the nine men involved in the study had thicker hair than at the start.
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