Causes of Male Pattern Baldness
Baldness is basically a state of lacking hair. It is a state of hair thinning and a state of resting hair falling and no new growth of hair.
Baldness is mainly seen in adult men, the common pattern of baldness is it starts from the center of the head and then recedes towards the lower part of the head. The pattern of baldness differs in males and females. Females don’t have a receding hairline. Their hair becomes thin and starts falling, where as in men it recedes from the center of the head. It usually takes 15-20 years to get bald while some men get bald in 5 years.
There are various causes attributed to baldness:
Hypothyroidism can cause outer thinning and balding of eyebrows.
Treatment such as chemotherapy can cause some serious hair loss leading to baldness in some cases.
One of the main causes of male pattern baldness can be heredity. Families, who have a heredity of baldness, generally pass it down to the lower generations.
Aging is also a big factor that causes male pattern baldness. As we age our new growth of hair stops and over a period of time the existing hair falls which leads to baldness.
Tumors and skin outgrowths can also cause temporary and localized baldness.
One rare cause of male pattern baldness can be stress, anxiety, depression, social phobia etc. but these lead to baldness at a very slow pace.
Treatment for Male Pattern Baldness
Male pattern baldness can be delayed by a number of measures.
As discussed above regarding the causes of baldness. If the baldness is due to ageing or heredity, not much can be done about it. As aging is a natural process so any kind of drugs or medication may just postpone balding but to cure balding totally is very rare.
Balding due to local skin infection or scalp infection or some kind of fungal infection or tumors can be cured fully by medication, but as I said earlier it is a slow process and may take months for the hair to grow fully.
The hair loss or balding due to temporary chemotherapy or some serious illness can be cured by medication as prescribed by the doctors. The hair usually begins to grow back once the chemotherapy is stopped.
For the totally incurable cases, artificially hair transplant and hair weave are good options. These procedures are a little painful and expensive but they cure balding permanently.
Natural Remedies for Male Pattern Baldness
There are certain natural remedies that could help with curing male pattern baldness:
The first and most effective one is the rubbing of the finger nails of both hands against each other. This method is as effective as it is simple. It may be unbelievable to many, but this has been known to miraculously cure male pattern baldness as well as gray hair. Even normal people not suffering from baldness can use this method to prevent and cure hair fall. The procedure has been described in detail on the home page.
Many herbal oils are available that claim to grow new hair. While precaution must be taken while trusting these claims, some genuine oils do contain hair restorative properties. They nourish the roots and induce the growth of new hair.
Prevention of Male Pattern Baldness
There is no permanent cure for male pattern baldness but by preventing hair fall maybe one can prevent balding for some time. To prevent hair loss is entirely up to you. Have regular eating and sleeping habits. Maintain a healthy diet with good vitamin rich nutritious food. In case of hair loss due to a certain medication, consult your doctor and ask him to suggest an alternative. Avoid stress and staying up late. Avoid chemical treatments on your hair. Use a mild shampoo and do not let your conditioner come in contact with your scalp. Do not wear your hair very tight. Maintain a good hair care regimen. Maintain good hygiene of your scalp.