5 early warning signs of balding
It’s better late than never. Look out for these warning signs and get yourself treated so that you do not get disappointed with your looks. Hair is our crowning glory and we all wish to have the best hair. Our looks are enhanced if we have beautiful hair. So let’s take a look at the 5 early signs of balding.
1. Noticeable thinning of hair
We all are born with fixed number of follicles at birth and our hair is of a fixed diameter. No one can make their hair thicker than it is originally. There are certain factors which cause thinning of the original diameter of our hair like inadequate sleep, food habits, stress, smoking, certain medicines, etc. These factors cause the male hormone androgens to increase in both men and women which increases the production of Di-Hydrotestosterone (DHT) causing hair follicle to thin in size. Hence if you notice that your hair is getting thinner you should get it treated at earliest before it’s too late.
2. Noticeable receding hairline
Do you feel that your hairline has shifted? This is a phase where your hair starts to thin from the temples and the front hairline. As the time progresses and if this is left untreated then it forms an “M” shaped hairloss in males. In females, androgenetic alopecia begins with gradual thinning at the parting line, followed by increasing diffuse hair loss radiating from the top of the head. A woman's hairline rarely recedes.
3. Thinning of hair in the crown area
This is the most common symptoms of hair loss. If you notice that your hair is from your crown area is getting lesser and your skin is getting visible then you should get yourself checked for the reason and get yourself treated to postpone you balding.
4. Loss of hair from the top of the head
Hair follicles, which are most sensitive to DHT, are located in the front and top portion of the head. This area is most prone to hair loss. In due course, such hair follicles stop producing new hair, leading to baldness. The horse-shoe shaped area covering the back and sides of the head has hair follicles that are not sensitive to the effects of DHT.
5. Excessive hairfall seen on pillow and in a shower
Balding does not necessarily mean that you are losing a lot of hair each day. It is how fast you recover the lost hair. Becoming paranoid about each hair that you see losing adds up to the stress rather than reducing it. Get yourself checked whether there is thinning along with the hairloss. If you see your scalp being more visible than before than you need to get it treated at earliest.
Most cases of hair loss for men require long term treatment (often for years). Hair growth cycle is of 3-7years. It is important not to lose patience during treatment because impatience and resulting stress will slow down the process of recovery.
Consider it a lifestyle illness, much like high blood pressure or diabetes where you keep taking pills for all your life to keep them under control. This holds good for progressive hair loss. You have to keep taking medicines for a long time, but then it’s worth your time and effort.