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Baldness is also known as alopecia. It is a hair loss, or absence of hair illness. Baldness is a big problem even many young people face today. Two primary types of baldness can be distinguished: permanent hair loss arising from the destruction of hair follicles, and temporary hair loss arising from transitory damage to the follicles. It is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. The chances are 95 per cent certain that you are experiencing male pattern baldness. As the term suggests, male pattern baldness follows a typical sequence or pattern. Going bald is a fact of life for millions of men. Adults lose about 10,000 scalp hairs each and every day. Hair normally lives for around five years. Male baldness and propecia balness are the types of baldness.


Hair loss may occur if male or female hormones, known as androgens and estrogens, are out of balance. Correcting the hormone imbalance may stop your hair loss.Traction alopecia is most commonly found in people with ponytails or cornrows who pull on their hair with excessive force.
But the common causes of baldness (hair fall) are-

  • Exposure to fumes
  • Exposure to sun and dew
  • Sleeping too much or too less
  • Mental stress
  • Crying or preventing tears
  • Drinking lot of water or alcohol
  • Talking too much.
  • Very spicy, salty food also may cause baldness, along with graying of hair


The typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline. The hairline gradually recedes to form an "M" shape. The existing hair may become finer and shorter. The hair at the crown also begins to thin. Eventually the top of the hairline meets the thinned crown, leaving a horseshoe pattern of hair around the sides of the head.
Hair loss in patches, diffuse shedding of hair, breaking of hair shafts, or hair loss associated with redness, scaling, pain, or rapid progression could be caused by other conditions.


The only drug or medication approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat female pattern baldness is minoxidil. For women, the 2% concentration is recommended. Minoxidil may help hair to grow in 20% to 25% of the female population, and in the majority it may slow or stop the loss of hair. Treatment is expensive, however. Hair loss recurs when minoxidil's use is stopped.

Hair transplants and scalp reduction surgery are available to treat androgenetic alopecia when more conservative measures have failed. During transplantation a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon takes tiny plugs of skin, each containing one to several hairs, from the back or side of your scalp. The plugs are then implanted into the bald sections. Several transplant sessions may be needed as hereditary hair loss progresses with time.

Rogaine is a topical solution that is applied by directly rubbing it onto the scalp where hair growth is desired. Only 10% to 14% of the people who try this lotion experience hair growth. However, 90% of the time, Rogaine lotion can help to slow hair loss.

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