DO WOMEN EXPERIENCE LESS HAIR LOSS THAN MEN?

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DO WOMEN EXPERIENCE LESS HAIR LOSS THAN MEN?

When talking about hair loss and bald spots – the visual that comes to mind is usually of a man with a shiny head. This is because although hair loss is both experienced by both men and women, the effects tend to be more noticeable in men. Further, permanent hair loss affects 70% of men while only 40% in women.

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The main cause of hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, also has higher occurrence rate in men. Variations in the AR gene may increase activity of androgen receptors in the hair follicles which responds to androgens like DHT – a byproduct of testosterone. As an effect, DHT shrinks hair follicles and makes it difficult for hair to grow. And because men are more testosterone-filled than women, the end results are far greater.

The age by which hair loss occurs also vary. For men, androgenetic alopecia can begin as early as their teenage years. By the age of 35, approximately 65% of men have already lost a lot of hair and by age 50, 85% have already experienced severe hair thinning and bald spots. For women, on the other hand, the onslaught of hair loss usually happens after menopause – thus younger women do not really experience the effects yet.

In addition, the pattern by which hair loss occurs differ in both sexes. Men’s hair loss happens in a more defined pattern – receding hairline and bald spots at the top of the head. For women, meanwhile, the loss of hair is spread out and not concentrated on certain spots and it appears more to be hair thinning in general.

In a nutshell, it can be said that women do experience less hair loss than men and somehow the effects are more manageable and tolerable. In spite of the differences, both men and women can undergo hair restoration treatments that can help them no matter what stage of hair loss they’re in. Nuhart Philippines offers options that are suited to each patient’s needs and proper evaluation is done before each procedure to ensure desirable results.

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TOP SIGNS OF MALE PATTERN BALDNESS

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TOP SIGNS OF MALE PATTERN BALDNESS

Male pattern baldness is a common hair loss condition which affects almost every male throughout their lifetime, some even experiencing it as early as 18 years old. This condition does not occur overnight – hair loss happens gradually and can be noticeable over time.

You can hear it from almost everyone: “Treat male pattern baldness while it’s still early” or “Prevent hair loss as early as now”. Those statements are correct and prevention is better than cure, but you must know the early stages of male pattern baldness before you can actually decide on which course of treatment to take as some cases hair fall due to male pattern baldness can be prevented during the early stages; while other cases could be slowed down.

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There are 7 early warning signs of Male Pattern Baldness:

  • Receding Hairline

Male pattern baldness usually starts in the hairline. What you should look out for is the gradual thinning of hair away from the forehead in a distinctive “M” shape.

  • Thinning in the Crown Area

This is another common warning sign for male pattern baldness, as the thinning crown area may be the first spot recognizable by some people. It’s more obvious since it thins in a rounded zone, closely surrounded by normal hair growth.

  • Hair Takes Longer to Grow

In pattern hair loss, the hair follicles enter a resting phase and more often than not, is starved on nutrients which makes your hair take longer to grow. There may be other factors why your hair takes longer to grow, but this is usually a warning sign for pattern baldness.

  • Too Much Hair Fall

If you’re noticing too much errant hairs or seeing clumps of hair on your comb, pillow, or your car’s headrest, then you may be experiencing hair loss.

  • Curly Hair

This warning sign may not occur to all men, but the showing of curly hair over the ears and the hairline of the neck is a tell-tale sign of male pattern baldness. This typically happens after noticing the thinning at the crown and the front hairline.

  • Thin, Wispy Hair

Hair follicles typically gets thinner and lose their shine before hair fall. If the front of your hairline around the temples and forehead seems to be getting thinner and wispier, then this is a sign of male pattern baldness.

  • If It Runs in the Family

While it is not totally true that male pattern baldness is genetic, it is more likely for a man whose relatives have male pattern baldness to also experience the condition. Check if both sides of the family tree have cases of hair loss to make sure.

The earlier you catch male pattern baldness, the easier it is to do something about it. When you see the signs, better consult with an expert to confirm your case and learn the possible ways you can prevent or treat it. NuHart Philippines can help you with that, so book for a consultation at www.nuhartclinic.com.ph.

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