Both men and women want to have thick, healthy hair. Unfortunately, many men encounter hair loss at quite an early age, which often results in baldness. Though they say that bald men are better lovers, official medicine impugns this fact. In practice, loss of hair is often associated with hormonal changes in the body, which is not good for sexual health. There is a myth that men lose hair for the reason of too high content of testosterone, which is the most important male hormone responsible for libido. But in most cases, alopecia is inherited by men at the genetic level from their hair. Moreover, high libido is not always correlated with high sexual abilities. Finally, most men themselves are not happy with the perspective of losing hair at the age of 30. And some of them even compare baldness with a loss of men’s power. But if sexual power is easily treated with a Viagra pill, such a magic pill from loss of hair is not discovered yet.
Reasons of hair loss
The most common causes of alopecia in men are the following ones:
• Heredity. The gene of alopecia in most cases is maternally inherited.
• Hormones. Androgenetic alopecia is caused by the effect of men’s sexual hormone – dihydrotestosterone on the hair follicles. Here it is important to understand that high testosterone level won’t cause hair loss. For the launching of alopecia process two more conditions are required: high content of 5-alpha-reductase, which is responsible for the change from testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, and high sensitivity of hair follicles to this hormone.
• Age. Hair loss in the senior age is a result of the general ageing of the body and is caused by blood circulation disturbance.
• Unhealthy nutrition. Lack of crucial nutrients, such as irreplaceable unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals can result in early hair loss.
Keep in mind that Nonchalant Attitude to health influences the entire organism including hair.
Prevention of hair loss
Our hair, as well as the entire body, needs certain vitamins and minerals. The most important supplements for healthy hair include:
• Zinc, which is the building material for hair, preventing its loss.
• Ferrum, which is responsible for oxygen transporting to hair.
• Calcium, which is also a sort of building material for hair.
• Vitamin A, which stimulates hair growth, preventing its fragility.
• B-group vitamins, which give strength and thickness to hair.
• C-vitamin, which improves blood circulation in derma.
To maintain the health of your hair, try to consume enough food products containing these vitamins and minerals.
Treatment of alopecia
The treatment of hair loss is always prescribed by a men’s health specialist – trichologist. Depending on the cause, he can prescribe a medication for effective symptomatic treatment. In some cases, only surgical hair restoration can help.