It’s a New Day Friend: How to Deal with Men’s Hair Loss

John Rogers
How To Prevent Hair Loss

How Is Men’s Hair Loss Treated In Australia

As men grow older they begin to lose their hair to varying degrees of severity. Not one person can escape the clutches of time and its effects on the human body. For some, hair may fall out at a young age or while they are still youthful, for others it may not begin to recede until they are well into their 60’s. The rate of hair loss depends on a variety of factors such as genetics and activities a person is involved in. For example, men who work in Industries which hard hats may lose their hair on top of their head at a faster rate. Having a hat or helmet constantly rub on the scalp can cause hair to fall out and hinder its regrowth. There are a variety of solutions 2 hair loss available in Australia and here are a few.

What is male pattern baldness

Men’s hair loss in Australia is called male pattern baldness. This term is used to describe the loss of hair a man experiences and is recognized as the medical term for hair loss. As I mentioned before, a variety of factors can contribute to hair loss or male pattern baldness. Aside from the physical factors such as wearing helmets, other Industrial causes have contributed to your hair loss such as exposure to harmful chemicals. Men who works in Industries where they may be exposed to radiation also have a higher risk of male pattern baldness. Sometimes drug use can also contribute to hair loss as well as psychological disorders. While it is relatively rare, some people have obsessive compulsion to pluck out their own hair. Aside from these more extreme cases, most men simply lose their hair as they grow in age.

Causes

Since hair can be easily damaged such as by wearing hats or exposure to the elements or other harmful hazards, it should be protected as much as possible in order to sustain its longevity. This means avoiding activities that require hats when possible and limiting exposure to harmful elements. Sometimes hair loss is unavoidable such as in the case of cancer treatment. Men who have received a cancer diagnosis and opted to undergo radiation therapy will lose their hair due to the radiation. In this case, hair loss is virtually unavoidable and a side effect of the radiation treatment. Some medications have also contributed to hair loss as a side effect and some food allergies can also exacerbate male pattern baldness.

How it’s treated

Male pattern baldness is most frequently treated with Propecia, a medication designed specifically to treat male pattern baldness. Propecia works by stopping testosterone from converting to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Propecia works best for the treatment of male pattern baldness on the top of the scalp and the anterior of the scalp. Propecia should never be taken by women or children as it is only designed for males and contains finasteride. Finasteride is the active ingredient and it can even be absorbed through the skin. Therefore it is important that women and children do not even touch the probation tablets.

Side effects

In fact, if a woman is exposed during her pregnancy to Propecia it can cause birth defects. It should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or could become pregnant in the near future. It is recommended that a person who is accidentally exposed to Propecia immediately wash the area of exposure with soap and water. There has also been warning signs associated with Propecia that it may increase the risk of prostate cancer. Men who have liver disease or other liver problems should avoid taking Propecia. Men who have a bladder muscle disorder or stricture of the urethra should also avoid taking Propecia. Those with an allergy to a medicine known as Avodart which contains dutasteride should also avoid taking Propecia to avoid risk of an allergic reaction.

Doctor supervision

Male pattern baldness treatments containing finasteride are prescribed by a doctor only. It is taken in a tablet form with water. If a patient chooses they can also take Propecia with food or without food. It typically takes between 3 months to 1 year to see a benefit from Propecia and if it does not show signs of improvement within 12 months treatment should be re-evaluated and possibly stopped.

7 thoughts on “It’s a New Day Friend: How to Deal with Men’s Hair Loss

  1. Started experiencing hair loss and thinning in my mid twenties. Tried rogaine and it turned out ok. However I have also tried to accept the fact that I am getting older and graying. I am considering shaving it all off.

  2. Thankfully I’ve had a full head of hair for most of my adult life, except for the very top of my head, which I noticed was starting to thin out when I was in my early 40’s. And what do you do with that? Just comb the hair to the side and call it good! I am happy to not be bald and just hide it that way. If it ever does get worse, then I would consider Rogaine or something along those lines.

  3. My hair has been getting thinner in the past few years. I’m not bald yet but it being noticeably thin motivates me to keep my head shaved. It’s annoying because my hair is black so you can see the stubble so I’m still self-conscious about it. I started growing my beard longer to compensate.

  4. I have always had thin hair, I get it from my moms side of the family, and have always been self conscious about it. I have tried propecia and rogaine with very little luck. However recently I have tried the Him’s program which seemed to help a lot and my hair has been much thicker then it has been my whole life.
    I also use a laser treatment helmet I purchased years ago. I don’t really have a receding hair line however I am starting to get greys in my hair at about the age of 30. I also have a scruffy beard which is also getting some grey hair in it. I have dark brown hair so you can really see it.
    If it gets to the point where I loose to much I would be at the point of considering hair plugs to thicken my hair. I don’t think I would be willing to shave it.
    I have short like wavy hair with a full face beard for the look of scruff. For hair care I use a thickening shampoo and conditioner that I buy online with a treatment of a laser helmet with a rosemary mixture, which I read is also suppose to thicken it.

  5. I have lost all of my hair and I am only thirty six years of age. It has definitely made me feel less confident about myself but there are so many treatments that can help the process as well.

  6. I am in my thirties and experiencing male hair loss. I went to a dermatologist who recommended that I being to use Propecia. I do like the result as my hair has begun to grow back slowly. The only drawback to the Propecia is if I stop using it at any time my hair begins to thin and fall out again.

  7. My fiance is slowly but surely losing his hair, and he has noticed. He uses a special shampoo to try and keep from losing more hair and i think he is hoping that it will help it grow back. The shampoo and conditioner he uses are made with biotin. He doesn’t seem to be losing hair super fast since hes been using it but i don’t think its a cure by any means.

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