Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow...Hereditary Male Pattern Baldness can be helped!

Experts at ChemistDirect explain the different types of hair loss, as well as offering advice on available treatments and information on how they work.

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Hair Loss

40% of men in the UK have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35

Men can suffer hair loss for many different reasons. If you suffer from a weak immune system or unseasonable amounts of stress, the hair can start to thin and eventually fall out.

London (PRWEB UK) 28 January 2014

A third of hair loss sufferers would give up sex if it meant they would get their hair back according to The Belgravia Centre hair clinic. But research also shows that 87% of British men don’t know that there are scientifically proven and medically approved hair loss treatments available to help.

The latest figures reveal that 40% of men in the UK have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35. By 60, this increases to 65%, and then 80% by the time men reach the ripe old age of 80.

Male-pattern baldness is hereditary, which means it runs in families but there are vast amounts of products which can be used to help treat the problem.

ChemistDirect Pharmacist Nada Elia said: “Men can suffer hair loss for many different reasons. If you suffer from a weak immune system for example or are suffering from unseasonable amounts of stress, the hair can start to thin and eventually fall out”.

However, despite being so common, hair loss is something which can cause detrimental emotional problems. According to research, almost half (47%) of hair loss sufferers said they would spend their life savings to regain a full head of hair. (http://bit.ly/1hrjm8K)

The most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and is thought to be caused by oversensitive hair follicles. If there is too much of the male hormone ‘dihydrotestosterone’ (DHT), which is made from the male hormone testosterone, the follicles react to it. The hair becomes thinner and grows for a shorter length of time than normal. (http://bit.ly/1hriSPX)

Pharmacists recommend Regaine Foam as it helps to revive shrunken hair follicles so that they increase in size and grow thicker hair over time. It does this through Minoxidil, the active ingredient which increases the blood supply and nutrients to the hair follicles, strengthening existing hair and stimulating secondary growth.

Elia said: “Men starting to use products such as ‘Regaine’ must expect to see a temporary increase in hair loss but it merely means the hair is starting a fresh new cycle. Although it can be difficult, sufferers should try to be patient, as it can take up to three months to notice a difference in the hair."

Anyone with concerns or questions about treatments should visit their GP or pharmacist for more information.


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