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Baldness frightens men, many of whom are losing their hair (over 1 in 5 Americans are losing their hair). Indeed, baldness frightens, because for many it symbolizes old age.
On average, men affected by baldness begins at the age of 30, however, some men lose their hair well before that age. By their twenties, some see their hair fall out. But why do men lose their hair?
Causes of baldness
The hereditary cause
Various studies affirm that baldness is a hereditary phenomenon. Take a look at your parents, your grandparents, you will see what to expect.
In fact, often if members of your family have been affected by hair loss, you will be too. Some studies have proven that there was a greater risk of having baldness when our mother was affected by the phenomenon.
The Genetic Cause
Through studies, we realized that one gene could be responsible for baldness. Indeed, after the age of 40, we find on chromosome 20, the gene causing baldness. In addition, the chances of becoming bald increase if you carry the baldness genes on the X chromosome and on chromosome 20.
Androgen characterizes the hormones that cause the manifestation of male sexual characteristics such as hair. If these hormones are in large quantities, you are more likely to be affected by baldness in your body.
The excess of androgens decreases the life cycle of the hair, which normally is about 3 or 4 years and therefore becomes about 2 years. This case is called androgenetic alopecia and is the most common cause of baldness in men.
Tegolene effluvium means hair loss over the entire skull. It is linked to several causes which are: stress, an operation or chemotherapy.
Alopecia, on the other hand, means hair loss in one area of the skull and not over the entire skull. However, it can spread, it is due to stress or different diseases.
Your diet also affects the health of your hair and scalp. If you don’t eat a healthy diet, you may increase your chances of being affected by hair loss. To avoid this, don’t neglect foods rich in iron, zinc, vitamins and magnesium.
Furthermore, if you regularly cleanse your hair with inappropriate products, you may lose your hair more easily. Hair becomes brittle due to pollution or chemicals. Finally, smoking is a major cause of hair loss. Take charge and reassure yourself, there are solutions to hair loss!