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Losing your hair isn’t unusual. About one third of men get some form of hair loss before the age of 30.

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    What is male pattern hair loss?

    Male pattern hair loss is balding amongst men. It’s not always easy to identify at first, but early signs are a receding hairline, where hair starts to disappear at the temples of your head, creating a hairline that’s shaped like an ‘M’.

    Another sign is crown hair loss, where your hair begins to thin at the crown (just off the top of your head). The thinning here leaves a bald spot.

    In the areas where your hair is getting thinner, you may also notice that individual strands of hair are more fragile, and they don’t grow as quickly as hair in areas that are less affected.

    If you find that you’re losing a lot of hair after you’ve showered on a towel, or on a comb, this can point towards male pattern hair loss. And if the hair on the sides or the back of your head isn’t affected, but you’re losing hair on top of your head, this can be an early indication of male pattern hair loss too. This is because hair on the sides and back of your head is not as sensitive to the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone, which causes hair loss).

    With male pattern hair loss, some men are more sensitive than others to DHT. This sensitivity causes hair follicles to shrink, and stops men from growing new hair. It also reduces the lifespan of hair follicles, meaning that you lose hair more often, and at a faster rate.

    So you lose hair more quickly, but the hair is also replaced more slowly, and it doesn’t grow back as fast.

    Who gets hair loss?

    Male pattern hair loss is very common. It’s thought to affect half of men over 50, and 50 million American men are thought to have it .

    If male pattern hair loss runs in your family, you’re also more likely to get it. It tends to be hereditary. 

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    Hair loss: what causes it?

    Certain types of hair loss (or alopecia), like male pattern baldness or male pattern hair loss are permanent, while other forms of hair loss are only temporary.

    An illness, stress, treatment for cancer, weight loss and iron deficiency can all trigger short-term hair loss, but it tends to grow back or stop shedding once you recover, and usually doesn’t require treatment.

    But given the long-term nature of male pattern hair loss, treatment is often needed to help stop any further hair loss, or to help hair grow back.

    Is there a ‘cure’ for hair loss?

    There’s no ‘cure’ as such, but hair loss medications like Finasteride (Propecia) and Minoxidil (Rogaine) can slow down or stop further hair loss, and sometimes even help with regrowth. A lot of men find them effective and use them for several years.

    Hair transplants are available for men with certain types of hair loss, but this is a surgical procedure carried out under local anesthetic. So if you’re looking online for clinics that perform hair transplants, make sure they use state-licensed doctors.

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    What is the best hair loss treatment?

    Which treatment you choose is up to you, and it depends on your medical background.

    Two of the most effective medications for hair loss are Finasteride and Propecia. Finasteride is the generic version of Propecia, so it’s slightly cheaper, but they both work in the same way, and contain the same active ingredient (finasteride). They’re prescription tablets that you take once a day.

    In clinical studies, 48% of men using finasteride showed an improvement in hair growth after one year (compared to 7% with placebo), and this increased to 66% after two years (compared to 7% with placebo).

    It’s important to remember that you may not see results immediately. It can take between three and six months before you notice improvements with Propecia and Finasteride, and it may be up to 12 months before you see a difference in your hair. Given that these medications prevent further hair loss in eight out of 10 men who take it for 12 months, and two thirds of men benefit from some degree of hair regrowth, patience tends to pay off.

    But if you don’t see any improvements in your hair after 12 months, let our clinician know. They may recommend trying an alternative hair loss treatment.

    How do Propecia and Finasteride work?

    These tablets stop an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase from converting testosterone into DHT. DHT is a hormone that can cause hair follicles to shrink, and triggers hair loss in men who are sensitive to it. By stopping this conversion from happening, Propecia and Finasteride cut down the amount of DHT in the blood and scalp. This helps to stop you from losing any more hair, and also promotes hair regrowth.

    Does Minoxidil (Rogaine) work?

    Yes. But it works in a slightly different way to Propecia and Finasteride. It doesn’t technically stop alopecia, but it helps to improve hair regrowth. It does this by increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles in the body, which encourages hair growth. Minoxidil is sometimes referred to as a ‘vasodilator’.

    It isn’t quite as effective as Propecia and Finasteride: 60% of men in clinical trials reported an improvement in their hair coverage with it. But because Rogaine is used primarily for hair regrowth, and Propecia or Finasteride are helpful at preventing further hair loss, using both can be very successful for some men. If you’d like to use these treatments at the same time, you should discuss this with our clinician first, so that they can decide if both are safe for you to take.

    Minoxidil is available as either a topical solution or foam, so it’s not a tablet that you take. You apply it directly to the scalp.

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    Can you get side effects with hair loss treatments?

    Yes. Hair loss treatments can cause certain side effects, such as depression, suicidal thoughts, a drop in your sex drive, erectile dysfunction, headaches and itching. Most men find that they don’t experience any of these side effects, and for the few that do, these usually resolve once the treatment is stopped. But this isn’t always the case. If you’re noticing that you’re experiencing mood changes or suicidal thoughts, stop taking the medication and seek medical advice straight away.

    Infertility has been reported by men who have taken Propecia or Finasteride over long periods of time, so if you have any concerns about this, let us know and we can discuss this with you.

    You should always read the information leaflet that comes with your medication before using it, and let our clinician know if you experience any side effects. They may advise you to try an alternative treatment for alopecia.

    Can hair loss in women happen?

    Yes. It’s not just men who experience alopecia. About one third of women do too. And up to two-thirds of postmenopausal women experience hair thinning or bald spots.

    As is the case with men, female (rather than male) pattern hair loss is the most common type of hair loss in women. Health conditions, medications and physical or emotional stress can all cause hair loss in women. So if you’re experiencing any of these things, you should let us know. They can help to find out what’s caused your hair loss and decide whether you need any treatment.

    Do I need a prescription to get hair loss treatment?

    For Finasteride and Propecia, yes. These treatments can cause side effects, and it may be that you’re sensitive to their ingredients. You may also have a health condition which means that they aren’t suitable for you. So you’ll need to have a consultation with our clinician to make sure that they’re safe for you to use.

    Rogaine is available without a prescription, so you can buy it in health stores and pharmacies. They’ll normally ask you a couple of questions beforehand just to make sure it’s medically okay for you.

    What is postpartum hair loss?

    After giving birth, womens’ hormone levels can change, and this can sometimes trigger alopecia. It usually only lasts for between six and 12 months, at which point your hair growth cycle should return to normal. It’s quite common and isn’t usually anything to worry about. If you are concerned though, or if you find that your hair loss persists, you should contact your physician or midwife.

    Vitamins for hair loss: do they work?

    If you’re severely lacking in iron, vitamins A, B, D or E, zinc, amino acids or omega acids (particularly omega-3 fatty acids), vitamin supplements can help to improve hair loss and hair growth. But if you aren’t deficient in any of these vitamins, there’s no evidence that taking any supplements will have a noticeable effect on hair loss or hair growth.

    Is there a link between stress and hair loss?

    Yes. Emotional stress and anxiety can cause alopecia. Normally there’s a three month period between a stressful event and your hair falling out . It’s triggered by the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response, as the body produces extra hormones to help it tackle a potential threat. During this time, more hairs on your head are in what’s referred to as the ‘resting stage’. All this means is that it may take a few months for your hair growth and regrowth to return to normal. So any hair loss is usually just a temporary thing until your stress levels have gone down.

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