Below is a selection of frequently asked questions about hair loss and male pattern baldness that may be of interest to you that has come up time and time again from both men and women.
Question 1: What are the main causes for Hair loss?
Answer: There are several reasons for hair loss but the main cause for hair loss in males is the presence of the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and hereditary Androgenetic Alopecia which is more commonly known as male pattern baldness.
Question 2: Can wearing helmets, hats or excessive shampooing cause hair loss?
Answer: No, this is a myth. The wearing of helmets, hats or excessive shampooing will not cause hair loss. Too much stress can have an effect on hair loss but needs to have the necessary presence of genes and hormones to occur.
Question 3: What causes hair loss in women?
Answer: Many females presenting hair loss problems usually have the hereditary female pattern hair loss and some other causes which can be reversed include iron deficiency, high fever levels, body surgery, thyroid disease, various crash diets, childbirth and also certain medications
Question 4: What are scalp disorders?
Answer: Scalp disorders can cause permanent or temporary hair loss. Examples are lichen planopilaris, lupus and alopecia areata
Question 5: What type of dermatological conditions are there?
Answer: Examples of dermatological conditions are Alopecia Areata, telogen effluvium and scarring alopecias
Question 6: What is the Norwood Classification?
Answer: The Norwood Classification is a system of hair loss classification which is useful in helping doctors compare different stages of male pattern baldness
Question 7: Can improved nutrition increase hair quantity?
Answer: No, a person’s improved food nutrition can positively affect the quality of the hair but not the quantity of hair
Question 8: How quick can hair normally grow?
Answer: The speed at which hair grows is on average 1cm per month but varies from person to person