The common reasons as to why men go bald aren’t significantly disturbing since it is more common for males and female to suffer from baldness today. The rate at which men go bald today doubles the rate witnessed 2 decades ago. Ideally, there are various factors for going bald, some of which are even unpredictable. Baldness is a condition in which a man loses hair (hair loss) and begins to form patches of different sizes. These patches are always depicted in the temple and crown regions.
Baldness in Males
At least 89% of all baldness cases in males are spearheaded by the DHT hormone. Testosterone is a male hormone in our bodies, but in higher levels in males as compared to females. Testosterone in males is responsible for the development of the male features such as the testicles, sex drive, deep voice, and beards.
Generally, hormonal imbalances spark the havoc of losing hair in both males and females. The 5-Alpha Reductase (5AR) is a hormone that just below the hair follicle tissue responsible for altering testosterone into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which increases hair loss from less than 100 hair strands a day to 250
The Action of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) towards Baldness
The mechanism between Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and 5-Alpha Reductase induces the hair follicles to swell. A given amount of pressure is exerted on the hair follicles and over time, there is reduced supply of blood, which prohibits essential nutrients to reach the hair follicles.
As a result, the hair follicles will become weaker, brittle, shrink, and suddenly fall out, leading to baldness
Related Causes of Baldness in Males & Females
Baldness is a gradual condition, but its speed differs from one male to another. Traditionally, baldness was known to attack men in their 50s and at this stage, it was never a surprise for a man to go bald. Currently, young men become bald as early as 25 years, indicating to other possible trigger factors such as;
Baldness runs through blood in at least 50% of hair loss sufferers, meaning that one is at a higher risk of going bald with minor factors such as stress, depression, sickness, and a poor diet. Androgenetic alopecia is the commonest type of hair loss in both males and females
A variety of factors can tamper with your body’s hormone levels and these include;
Hyperthyroidism “overactive thyroid”
Hypothyroidism “underactive thyroid”
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Anemia (Iron Deficiency)
This is the commonest cause of hair loss in women. Blood is a special carrier for various nutrients in the body. Anemia (Iron Deficiency) reduces the amount of oxygen, repair cells, and growth factors reaching your hair follicles, leading to baldness.
Habits like smoking, drug abuse, and limited sleep have higher chances of promoting baldness in males. Whereas in females, habits like tight hairstyles and overheating the hair may cause hair loss, advancing to baldness
A Possible Hair loss Cure discovered in McDonald’s French Fries
Many of us had sidelined fast foods, plus processed foods, but new findings will extremely surprise you about the popular fries from McDonald. Scientists from Tokyo have recently discovered that vital ingredient called dimethylpolysiloxane used during the preparation of McDonald’s french fries could prevent hair loss and promote hair growth.
This ingredient commonly used to prevent splashing during frying the fries contains hair follicle germs; cells that aid in hair growth. Scientists in Tokyo (Japan) have already conducted several experiments on mice and the results were extremely successful.
This is an indication that the same will happen to bald victims. During the experiments, it was identified that thousands of hair cells began growing. These cells can then be transplanted into the skin to facilitate hair growth on the scalp.
Well, this could see many of return to the forbidden french fries, only to regrow their hair