When Sahil looked at his face in the mirror each morning, he always felt a wave of depression at his receding hair line. Getting teased about it by his colleagues made him feel even worse. He began to wear a cap to make his condition less noticeable. Sahil wondered if there were medicines that could cure his hair loss or if he would have to live with it. He wished he had better knowledge about causes of hair loss in men.
Like Sahil, many men begin to suffer from a receding hairline by their mid-30s. Losing hair can be traumatic, however most men feel hesitant to seek help. Hair loss is viewed as a part of manhood and something that occurs as a natural part of aging. It has become the subject of many jokes on men and a topic of laughter at parties. This myth leaves many men lost when it comes to seeking treatment.
The good news is that there are many solutions to treat hair loss and male pattern baldness. However, it is important to understand the causes before looking at the cure. Let’s first look at the ten most common reasons for hair loss in men.
- Genetic factors: Genes are the primary reason for hair loss in men. If you want an idea about your own hair loss pattern, just look to your dad and your granddad (maternal and paternal). The gene for hair loss can be inherited from either parent.
- Chronic stress: A little stress will do you no harm, but chronic stress can lead to irreversible hair loss. Stress also causes a condition called Trichotillomania,in which people pull out their hair in frustration.
- Crash diets: Nutritional deficiencies caused by crash dieting are known to reflect in brittle hair, nails, and skin. Moreover, an increasing dependence on junk food and processed meals leaves your body full of empty calories.
- Scalp infection: Scalp infections like psoriasis, ringworm, or severe dandruff can cause hair loss. Scalp diseases lead to itching sensation which causes hair to break. Any persistent rash on your scalp should be shown to a doctor to prevent an onset of hair fall.
- Medical conditions: Thyroid problems, anaemia, syphilis, and viral infections cause a weakening of your immune system. These diseases are often accompanied by severe hair loss that usually stops on its own after treatment.
- Lifestyle choices: Lack of sleep, a lethargic lifestyle, an excessive consumption of cigarettes, drug use, and alcoholism all take a toll on your body and cause it to age quickly. When any part of your body is ill, hair loss is one of the first signs that something is wrong.
- Certain medicines: Medications prescribed to treat certain illnesses can cause hair loss as one of their side-effects. This includes medications used to treat gout, heart disease, and arthritis. Radiation treatment in chemotherapy and certain anti-depressants also cause hair loss.
- Styling procedures: Hair styling treatments are no longer the exclusive domain of women. Many men opt for hair colour and keratin treatments. An excessive application of chemicals on your scalp and tight hairstyles like cornrows will definitely aggravate an underlying susceptibility to hair loss.
- Uncomfortable headgear: If you wear a cap daily for style, or if your helmet is uncomfortable, you might need to rethink these accessories. Helmets, gym head bands and caps trap sweat and cause hair to break. If you need to wear a helmet daily, opt for a very short army cut as this will minimise pressure on your hair follicles.
- Lack of hair hygiene: Studies show that a lacking in hair and scalp hygiene is a major reason for hair loss in men. Men have very active sweat glands and this means that your hair needs to be washed at least thrice a week. Lack of hygiene can lead to dandruff and other scalp infections, all of which can cause hair fall.
Homeopathy Heals Hair Loss in Men
Hair loss is a condition that requires a personalised approach for successful results. Homeopathic hair loss solutions such as Thuja Occidentalis or Sabal Serrulata are purely natural and have been used for over a hundred years to treat hair loss. Most men fear hair loss treatments due to any possible side-effects. Homeopathic medicines are free from side-effects like loss of libido and ejaculation problems. Moreover, homeopathy focusses on strengthening the body’s immune system so that it can fight disease on its own.
The good news is that most conditions of hair loss and male pattern baldness are perfectly reversible and controllable. The only prerequisite is that it should be treated on time. If you or a loved one is suffering from hair loss, do consider homeopathy as your one stop solution for healthy hair.