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5 things even your Dad didn't know about male pattern baldness

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Dr Batra’s™

Have you seen your dad going bald? Are you worried that you’ll also lose your hair soon? BALDNESS is thought to run in the family. But is this really the case, always? If it is, why your grandfather or father did nothing to stop hair loss? Probably, they didn’t know much about male pattern baldness cure.

In this blog, we are going to tell you interesting things about male pattern baldness which even your dad didn’t know –

Male Pattern Baldness (MPB), or androgenetic alopecia (AGA), is one of the common forms of hair loss in men. It presents not just depleting crowning glory on your scalp, but it can also trigger emotional and psychological problems, especially in young men.

You would be surprised to know that male pattern baldness affects 20% of men at age 20 and it affects 50% of men, at age 50. Despite its prevalence among men, there are misconceptions or lack of knowledge surrounding hair loss. Here are 5 little known facts about male pattern baldness –

  1. Hair loss comes from either your father and mother’s side or the combination of two: There are around 200 genes responsible for hair growth and baldness can come from either parent. You may inherit the hair loss gene from either your father and mother’s side or combination of the two. So, if you have your father, grandfather, an uncle who’s bald or balding, all you need to do is ascertain whether you’re going to lose hair. How’s that possible? You can take the new GenoHomeopathy test which can determine your probability of losing hair 5-10 years down the line. Based on the test result, you can take preventive hair loss treatment early.
  2. Male pattern baldness can happen at any age:  In times past, male baldness pattern would start in one’s 40s or 50s. Today, even men in their 20s experience significant hair loss. It all depends on a variety of factors like lifestyle, stress, smoking, nutrition and diet, and underlying medical illnesses like thyroid and diabetes.
  3. You can lose 50% of your hair before you even notice it: How unfair is that? But the key to stop hair loss is to ‘spot’ hair thinning early. How can you do that? You can keep a watch on these male pattern baldness symptoms – excessive hair loss after showering or brushing, change in your hairline, and reduction in the density of hair. If you experience any such hair loss symptoms, it is advisable to seek medical help to prevent balding.
  4. Hair Transplant isn’t the only hair fall solution: Worldwide, about 60% of men and 50% of women experience some form of hair loss. To address this, people use different hair loss treatments including hair transplant. The fact is that hair transplant doesn’t work for everyone. It is not as effective for treating people with widespread thinning and baldness. It may cause side-effects like scarring on the scalp. Plus, it is a surgical and costly procedure. Therefore, you should consult a doctor for other hair loss treatments before considering hair transplant. Thanks to scientific advancements and technologies like GroHair and STMcell Therapy that can be combined with homeopathy treatment for safe, effective, and long-lasting hair fall solution.
  5. Genetic hair loss can be treated successfully: Earlier, there were no effective solutions for hair loss. The only solution was to cover up bald heads with wigs and caps. Fortunately, today there are many treatments available to prevent and treat hair loss. The only thing you need to do is arrest hair fall before it becomes too late. You can take a genetic test to know your chances of going bald (GenoHomeopathy Test) and take preventive measures accordingly. Our doctors can provide you an individualized homeopathic treatment combined with aesthetic solutions for your stage of baldness.

If you are concerned about your hair loss or would like to get more information on male pattern baldness cure, you can consult our doctors by following the link https://www.drbatras.ae/book-an-appointment. Our doctors will diagnose your condition and suggest a customized treatment plan for hair loss.