Hair loss in men is typically caused by male pattern baldness (MPB), a hereditary condition affecting around 6.5 million men in the UK alone. Men with MPB lose hair from the top and front of the scalp primarily.
Hair loss in men may also be caused by alopecia areata, characterised by sporadic patchy hair loss, leaving patches of sparse hair. Ultimately, male pattern baldness connected to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a male steroid hormone that binds to receptors in the hair cell - particularly for genetically susceptible men – weakening hair follicles over time until they shrink and stop growing.
Other types of hair loss could be connected to treatments for certain conditions, certain prescription medications or signs of underlying health problems, so it is worth checking with your own doctor before beginning any treatment.
There are many herbs and cheap vitamin pills being sold online that claim to cure or reverse hair loss – Be very wary of these. Often no medical studies have been conducted to back up their scrupulous claims.
Although there may be no definitive ‘cure’ for male hair loss, we have medically proven male hair loss tablets, lotions and shampoos that can slow down the rate of hair loss and may help to promote regrowth of hair.
Propecia / Finasteride is an oral medication taken daily that treats genetically inherited male pattern hair loss; it works most effectively on the top of the head and the mid-scalp area. It works by decreasing the levels of DHT, which has a damaging effect to hair follicles. Propecia / Finasteride slows down the rate of hair loss and many men also see hair growth whilst on the therapy.
Another option, and which can be used together with Propecia / Finasteride, is Regaine. This is applied to the scalp twice daily and works by improving the blood supply to the hair follicles, which helps to increase follicular size, strengthen existing hair and stimulate secondary hair growth.
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