What Are the Causes of Men’s Hair Loss?

What Are the Causes of Men’s Hair Loss?

You must have noticed that more men suffer from complete or partial baldness than women. This article will inform you about the common causes of hair fall in men:

Androgenic alopecia: According to the experts, majority of the men suffer from hair loss due to certain genetic factors. Hair loss in men occurring because of genetics is known as male patterned baldness or androgenic alopecia.

Hair loss in men

Men with this condition possess hair follicles, which are extremely sensitive towards a hormone known as DHT or dihydrotestosterone. As a man grows older, DHT levels in his body increase resulting in shrinking and dying of the sensitive hair follicles. As time goes by, these follicles get shut down ceasing further production of hairs. According to the statistics obtained from a recent survey, over 85% men above the age of 50 years suffer from androgenic alopecia.

Telogen effluvium: This condition occurs due to change in the active hair follicles; these changes in hair follicles often is triggered by a sudden physical shock, for instance giving birth, an accident, a severe medical problem, undergoing vaccination etc. Telogen effluvium may also occur due to consumption of certain medications, chronic stress and nutritional deficiencies. Usually, the hair growth comes back to normal once the man recovers from the problem causing the telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium stands second in the list of common causes of hair fall in men, right after androgenic alopecia.

Alopecia areata: The next most common factor leading to hair loss in men is alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is one type of autoimmune disorder, which forces immune system of men to attack their own hair follicles.

Other factors leading to hair loss in men: Men can also experience hair loss due to hormonal disorders like overactive or underactive thyroid gland, health disorders like lupus and diabetes, skin problems like seborrheic dermatitis, folliculitis etc.

Androgenic alopecia
Alopecia areata