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Male Pattern Hair Loss - Is It Genetic Or Hereditary?

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Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia is one of the most common types of baldness we see in the current times. It means that the traits of baldness run in the family but have you encountered baldness cases even when the other members seem to be doing fine on that front?

The interplay of genes and other factors

If you are the only one experiencing hair loss, it is time to get your facts right. Of course, male pattern baldness is genetic but how does one explain the occurrence of hair loss in many young men without any other cases of balding in their family? For this, we need to understand the difference between genetic and hereditary. While genetic means arising from a common origin, hereditary denotes the passage of a character from one generation to the other. The scientific explanation of this trait is that there are multiple genes related to the age of onset and severity of baldness. Even the pattern and progression are controlled by them. But the mere presence of these genes is not enough to trigger baldness.

Androgen surge

If a person has excessive androgens in the body, male pattern baldness is inevitable. The male pattern gene might get triggered due to poor lifestyle habits. Sleeping late at night and partying up till the wee hours of the morning might take its toll on your hair. Lack of exercise and poor nutrition is also enough to trigger hair loss. So avoid these grave mistakes, they might not only lead to hair loss, but they may also be responsible for many diseases later on.

Think healthy and be healthy.

The age factor

Baldness is not just limited to the 40 plus years. Sometimes it sets in as early as teenage. The likelihood goes up as the people age.

How to detect hair loss?

Losing hair might not seem so obvious in the beginning. If you see a bald spot on your head, then you need to be careful. You must also start thinking about availing the hair loss treatment as soon as possible. Some individuals might see their hairline recede to an "M" shape. The hairline may continue to recede till the head goes completely bald.

Which treatment should I avail?

There are many cosmetic treatments available for hair loss. The choice of hair loss treatment depends on the individual’s preference. Try styling your hair differently or consider wearing wigs or hairpieces. Many people opt for weaves, which means sewing wigs into your natural hair. Medicines like Rogaine and Finasteride can also help in this condition. If however nothing works out, you must opt for Hair transplant. A Hair transplant is an invasive process which involves removal of hair roots of the areas with abundant growth, which is known as the donor area. The roots are then transplanted to the areas which show poor growth. This area is   known as the recipient area. The process is relatively safe and has minimum chances of scarring but it can be carried out only if the scalp shows some hair growth. A completely bald head will not be suitable for a Hair transplant in India. FUT and FUE are the main techniques used for carrying out the procedure of Hair Transplant. The results are definitely long lasting and natural looking.



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