Male Pattern Baldness

Hair loss is something that so many men in Ireland, and globally will encounter. There are many different causes for hair loss, usually these causes can be linked to age and hormone levels. In this article we’ll look at a few of the more common causes of hair loss and identify when to seek help.

Male pattern baldness, officially known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss. Pattern baldness is linked to male hormone levels, more specifically increased dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels, which is inherited genetically. When there is a high level of DHT it can make the hair thinner and shorter than you’d be normally accustomed to.

Stress can be both a causative factor while also occurring as a result of hair loss. It is important if your hair loss is causing you distress to discuss it with your Pharmacist or GP. They can provide help while also having the ability to refer you to an expert to talk to should you wish. Alopecia Ireland is one of the best places to access online support for hair loss in Ireland if you want to do some homework before discussing it with your Pharmacist or GP.

Hair loss is also common after weight loss, cancer treatment and iron deficiency.

There is only one medicine licensed in Ireland to treat male pattern baldness, this is called Minoxidil found in Regaine Solution, found HERE. This can help to stimulate hair growth after 12 weeks, although it can take longer (up to one year) to see the full effects.

Most hair loss is gradual and over time. However, if you experience sudden or rapid hair loss it is important to seek medical advice.

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