Hair Loss Treatment
Male Pattern Baldness is a very common condition in the UK. There are literally millions of men struggling with this condition.
There are not many options for this problem but the Current treatments that are available are effective at helping to stop hair loss and even help to regrow hair.
What causes hair loss?
There are lots of reasons for hair loss including:
- underlying illness,
- fungal infections
- hormonal changes
- simply getting older.
What are the different types of hair loss?
There are several different types of hair loss for both men and women:
- Male/ female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia): The most common type of hair loss in men, it affects about half of the male population by the age of 50. The number for women is lower but it is an issue for some and it can worsen after menopause.
The hair thins out because of the sensitivity of the hair follicles,
- alopecia totalis this is the complete loss of hair from the head,
- alopecia universalis is total hair loss from the head and all over the body.
These types can be due to a traumatic event such as chemotherapy.
- Alopecia areata: Patchy hair loss is most common in teenagers and young adults,
can be caused by an imbalance in the body’s immune system. it tends to grow back in a few months
- Telogen effluvium: thinning or shedding of hair, this type of hair loss is usually temporary.
Stress from childbirth, illness, or sudden weight loss can cause it.
What are the different treatments for hair loss?
Depending on your circumstances and preferences, you may prefer different types of treatment
Regaine containing minoxidil is a topical treatment,
finasteride is licenced tablets that is taken daily
Alternatives would include Vitamin supplements and caffeine shampoo.