Hereditary-patterned baldness is the most common cause of hair loss among men and women alike, with 40% experiencing a more visible form of hair loss, other than just thinning. It’s a natural process that’s a result of a combination of genetics, hormones, and age.
Hereditary-patterned hair baldness starts with the thinning of the hairs around the crown and slowly progresses to complete hair loss on certain parts of the scalp. In men, it usually starts around the crown and temples, while in women it tends to be more widespread, starting from the top of the head.
Hereditary-patterned baldness is mostly genetic, and it’s been a long-debated myth that the genes for hair loss are passed on only from the mother because the gene for baldness (androgen receptor) is located in the chromosomes inherited from the mother’s side. Recent research has shown that men who have a bald father are more likely to develop this condition, and so the main causes of this condition remain unknown as many environmental and external factors are also involved.
Symptoms of baldness include a receding hairline and thinning hair, especially around the crown and temples. You may also experience bald patches around your head, although that’s more common for women. Eventually, your hairline recedes to such a point where it reaches the crown to form a bald scalp.
Wigs, toupees, weaves, and hair extensions are means to disguise hair loss, but not treat them because as yet, there is no “cure” for baldness. Changing your diet to add more nutrient-rich foods such as red meat, nuts, fish, avocados, spinach, and berries, as well as taking supplements for iron, zinc, Vitamin E, Biotin, and Vitamin A can help maintain existing hair. Avoiding gels, mousses, waxes and brushing your hair harshly, or wearing hairstyles that tug at your scalp.
Baldness may be treated by surgical means such as hair transplants, PRP, and SMP treatments. Surgical Micropigmentation treatment is quickly gaining popularity; it involves replicating hair follicles to create the illusion of a thicker, fuller head of hair.
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