Have you ever thought about your hair loss while looking at yourself in the mirror? Is your front hairline slightly pulled back? Is there hair thinning? Should you be worried because of these? The basis of all these questions is baldness tracking. People constantly track their hair to see if they will be bald.
What are the differences in male and female type baldness? Which hormone does cause this? How should baldness be tracked? All the details are in our article.
Development of Baldness
Growth cycle of hair consists of three different stages. Hair follicles that grow and develop hair strands pass into resting phase at the end of these phases. Thus, hair strand falls out. When resting phase is completed, hair follicle produces new hair strands. Because of this cycle, it is considered normal to lose up to 100 strands of hair every day. When the number exceeds 100 and new hair does not grow, then the risk of baldness arises.
The most common cause of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, which is based on genetic factors. The mentioned reason is genetic and it can cause hair loss in men and women. If the right precautions are not taken, baldness may be inevitable at the end of androgenetic alopecia.
Which Hormone Causes Baldness?
Androgen, also known as the male hormone, is naturally found in men. Women also have it, but at much lower levels than men. Testosterone converts to DHT when it comes into contact with the enzyme alpha-5 reductase. This change is the main problem in androgenetic alopecia. This must be taken into account during baldness tracking.
DHT is actually a hormone that is also present in healthy people. However, in people with a genetic predisposition to androgenetic alopecia, DHT negatively affects hair cycle. It shortens hair’s growth period and extends its resting phase. Thus, it delays new hair growth.
Due to DHT, hair starts to thin first. At the end of this thinning process, hair follicles can no longer produce new hair. Eventually, hair follicles lose their function completely. This situation first causes hair loss and then causes bald areas to occur. Shedding and baldness mentioned here may occur in front areas of some people and in crown area of others. For some, it can occur in both areas together.
Correct Tracking of Male and Female Baldness
In order to track baldness, different factors should be considered in men and women. Although the cause of shedding in both groups is the same, respective effects may be different. Therefore, baldness tracking in men and women should be done differently.
Male Type Baldness Tracking
Male type baldness progresses severely, especially when it begins at an early age, and often results with complete hair loss. It usually starts between the ages of 18 and 35. During this period, hair loss occurs due to the increase in DHT level.
How baldness will develop and what level it will reach may differ according to the genetic structure of a person. At this point, with a treatment to be applied, male type baldness can be slowed down and even hair growth can be achieved.
Male type hair loss is not always noticed from outside. Men’s hair begins to thin, especially at the end of puberty. Therefore, hair loss is usually not obvious. However, if there is a significant decrease in hair density in front areas and top area, the risk begins. In addition to genetic factors, when factors such as stress, illness and side effects of drugs are added, hair loss may be more severe.
Tracking of Female Type Baldness
Androgens are the basis of female pattern baldness. However, baldness in women occurs differently. First of all, all hair gets thinner. Then, hair loss is experienced gradually and slowly. However, this hair loss is stable.
In female type baldness, shedding begins at the top of head and in middle hairline. In time, this area expands. Despite the enlargement, there is almost no shedding in front area of women.
During periods such as menopause, maternity and puberty, women are likely to experience disruptions in their hormone levels. These disruptions are later accompanied by androgens. Thus, shedding is inevitable. Female type baldness tracking should be done by considering the issues mentioned here.
Baldness cannot be resolved with traditional drug therapy. Medicines may work in cases where hair follicle is not lost yet. In virtue of some drugs, hair loss can be slowed down or even stopped. However, as soon as such drug treatment is stopped, hair loss tends to start again. Nutrition and natural hair care products are also effective in baldness treatment. However, they cannot definitely stop this problem.
If hair loss and baldness occur despite all precautions taken during baldness tracking, the option of hair transplantation should be considered. If hair follicles are in good condition and baldness has not occurred yet, PRP treatment can be considered.
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