Do you suffer from hair loss?
Hair loss affects millions of people across the world, in both men and women. In many cases, such conditions dent self-confidence and cause enormous psychological stress that negatively impacts our lives.
If you suffer from hair loss, we know how damaging that can be. But the fact is you’re far from alone. And there are things that can be done to halt and even reverse the process.
Hair loss can strike at a range of ages, not just from middle-age, and there are several different types of hair loss too, most commonly androgenic alopecia, better known as male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. For men, this is usually caused by genetics and is linked to the production of DHT and testosterone. It’s typically characterised by recession at the temples (widow’s peak) and thinning at the crown.
The extent and shape of male pattern baldness can be identified on something as the Norwood Scale (see image right).
For women, androgenic alopecia usually manifests itself as overall thinning of the hair and loss of volume. You might notice a widening part on your head. The ailment can be down to genetics, hormonal changes or illness.
The truth is that there are many causes, and either way all hair loss conditions are complicated and trying to combat them can be a minefield.