Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness

Medical treatment for Male Pattern baldness (MPB) in men has always been a challenge. Patients experience varied results with the available approved medications. Minoxidil Topical (Rogaine) is one of two approved medications it comes in topical form. It is the first FDA approved medication in the market.  Minoxidil is available in 2%, 5%, 10% and now even 12.5% solutions. Minoxidil (Rogaine) needs to be applied to the balding areas of the scalp and its effectiveness is usually not noticeable for several months after initiation of treatment. Positive results of the medication are not permanent and in most cases a patient will resume hair loss after discontinuation of medication. Hair transplant surgeons may recommend use of Minoxidil (Rogaine) treatment along with hair transplantation as part of your hair restoration.

 

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) a powerful sex hormone is known to be the trigger for male pattern baldness. Malepattern hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia and male pattern baldness (MPB). It has been noted that men with MPB have elevated levels of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. The act of genes, hormones, stress in life, medications, make hair shorter, thinner and finer over time and before it eventually dies out. The progress of this miniaturization causes disappearance of certain hair shafts and shrinkage of the others. In this process, the scalp hair becomes very fine thin and short, which is also known as miniaturized hair.

Reduce stress with some activities like:

Morning-Walk, Swimming, Listening to music and enjoying the day today activities, Yoga,  Relaxation techniques, Regular exercise may help to prevent hair loss.

 

 

Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness

The only available oral medication for male pattern baldness is Finasteride (Propecia). It is available for hair loss treatment in one-milligram pills and one pill should be taken every day. Withdrawal usually leads to reversal of hair loss within 12 months.

Genetics & Harmonal Factor

Hair Loss Genetics

Hair Loss Genetics

Male pattern baldness is genetic. (Having a family history of baldness). Genetics and hormonal factors both play a role, but the exact root cause mechanism for baldness in men is still being researched by medical science.

Tips to prevent Hair Loss

Hair Loss Tips

Hair Loss Tips

Psychological Impact: Men with alopecia may have higher levels of anxiety and depression. Moreover, those who suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or other emotional problems because of male pattern baldness they need counseling.