Young and Losing Your Hair? It's Not the End of the World!

Published: 04th July 2009
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Young and Losing Your Hair? It's Not the End of the World!

It's not the end of the world! It really isn't!

You see, I have a friend that is bald and his three sons in high school are already losing their hair.

Growing up and until my early to mid- twenties my hair was kind of wavy and thick on the sides and thick but a little straighter on top. I found out that the hair on top was not as healthy, from a hair stylist during one of my appointments when I was about 18 years old. I didn't believe her at the time but didn't say anything. It bugged me though! Well I started to lose a little hair on top starting at the age of 22 and stopped losing my hair on top at about age 35. Some loose it early and fast and some loose it later and gradually, depending on the person. Of course some never go bald, obviously.
If you found this article and are looking for solutions to hair loss, you may be experiencing a generational and hereditary loss of hair which is called Androgenetic Alopecia. If there is baldness that runs in your family, (and it doesn't have to be a lot of people in your family either) you maybe a experiencing the start of male pattern baldness. Don't freak!

You see, my father had a good head of hair, but my grandfather on my mother's side thinned badly on top. I ended up with the same amount of hair loss in the same pattern as my grandfather and my brother didn't lose any. Destiny, I guess.

As we get older, both men and women experience some hair loss. It's a normal part of the aging process. This is called Androgentic Alopecia often runs in families and affects some people more than others. In men it is also called Male Pattern Baldness. This maybe what is happening in your case?
It's usually identified by a receding hair line and baldness on the top of head.
Believe it or not women, on the other hand, don't go entirely bald even if their hair loss is severe. Instead, hair loss is spread out evenly over their entire scalp. This is called Female Pattern Baldness.

Hormones play a very important role when it comes to Androgenetic Alopecia. Remember that both men and women produce testosterone. Testosterone can be converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) with the aid of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. DHT shrinks hair follicles causing the membranes in the scalp to thicken, become inelastic and restrict blood flow. This causes the hair follicles to atrophy. As a result, when a hair does fall out, it is not replaced.

I hope this helped you to understand a little bit more about what you may be experiencing in this panic stricken moment. Don't panic, there are things that you can do to help stop and help restore your hair growth.
Remember that this is not the only cause of hair loss. In the event that you begin losing hair for no apparent reason and it becomes bothersome, talk with your doctor about it. Some illnesses, diet, medications such as chemo therapy and stress can contribute to a temporary and permanent loss of hair.
I hope that this was helpful information.

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