Hair loss can happen to anyone, and the reasons for hair loss vary from person to person. Whether it's genetic, stress or dietary, though, there are a number of ways that a person can improve and encourage hair regrowth.
If you're looking for an effective response to hair loss, it's important that you try to understand what it is that is causing the reduced growth – if it's simply a case of vitamin deficiency, for example, then addressing the issue in your diet can be all the treatment you need.
It isn't actually that common, but hair loss can be caused by too much or too little of a certain vitamin. A low intake of Vitamin B can lead to hair loss, and so can an excess of Vitamin A; in either case, though, treatment is easy, and introducing a few simple changes to your diet can make all the difference.
It isn't likely that you could accurately self-diagnose if you have vitamin excess or a deficiency, but it's likely that your doctor will be able to advise you in the event that your diet needs to change.
Stress can be linked to hair loss and so it's important that, when it is, you learn ways to manage this. There are even conditions like trichotillomania that are directly linked to stress. Introducing relaxation techniques to your routine and addressing whatever it is that's causing your anxiety can be enough to put an end to the hair loss. Even if it just requires that you to take on less work or speak with a colleague, you might notice an improvement in your hair as well as your overall wellbeing.
Genetic, or male-pattern, baldness is unavoidable. You'll either be affected by it or you won't, and indeed, around 50% of men are affected by it by the time they turn 50. Unfortunately there is currently no easy way to treat this type of hair loss, but there are treatments available that can help. It's important to weigh up your options carefully and consider the research behind the slogans. There are a vast number of over-the-counter options out there, but there's often no guarantee that they actually work. Propecia, on the other hand, is a clinically proven treatment and is likely to be the most effective option available to men in the UK.
If you are losing your hair or have already lost it, this can be very distressing. You aren't alone, though. There are options out there to treat hair loss, and in some cases hair loss can be slowed down, stopped or even replaced. So don't just suffer in silence if your hair loss is troubling you. Speak with a medical professional or hair loss expert, who will be able to explain your options to you.
Read further about the causes and treatment options for male pattern baldness here.