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Good Looking Bald Men
Same genes: The more chest and back hair a man is naturally blessed with, the faster his hair regresses on his scalp. This is quite a close correlation. Some treatment options are available for loss of scalp hair, or the man can embrace his masculinity and heritage and remember that 95% of good looks is physical fitness. Photo guy isn't complaining. ...Read more
Many Possible Causes: Young men can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, hereditary (genetic) factors, or alopecia areata. ...Read more
GENETICS: Heredity is the major cause of balding. Female-pattern baldness occurs as hair thins. Male-pattern baldness leads to bald spots & receding hairline. Other causes: Alopecia, Ringworm infection, scarring alopecia (from conditions like Lichen planus, Lupus & Sarcoidosis), hormonal changes (menopause, pregnancy, childbirth), thyroid imbalance, excess Vit. A intake, certain medications, > ...Read more
Some: Depends on what you mean by advanced. If you are basically bald your options are almost none. If you have some hair left but it is thinly growing you might respond to various topical and systemic medications. If this is a genetically directed baldness then you basically can't win that war. Transplants may be an option for you. I think you should see a dermatologist to help evaluate. ...Read more
I was wondering what's the probability of me becoming bald as a woman if all my men in family are?
Varies: More than 95% of hair thinning in men is male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a "receding hairline") and/or a thinning crown (balding to the area known as the ‘vertex’). Both become more pronounced until they eventually meet, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair back of head. ...Read more
Not reversible: Medications - Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success. ...Read more
Never: Balding or male pattern baldness is a progressive physiologic change that occurs to varying degrees as men age. It's an inherited trait that effects people differently. If you suffer from hair loss, topical and oral medications exist to help maintain the hair you have and transplantation procedures exist to reposition and mask the bothersome hair loss areas. ...Read more
Young men can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage, certain skin diseases that cause destruction of the hair follicles, autoimmune disease, iron deficiency, vitamin b deficiency, chemotherapy, shedding after illness, hereditary (genetic) factors, or alopecia areata.
If hormonal problems are suspected, other signs might exist including hirsuitism and acne. ...Read more
Rogaine (minoxidil) foam: 5 per cent rogaine (minoxidil) foam will slow hair loss, mostly in the back of the head and grow hair in one third of men. It can be combined with oral Propecia or laser therapy to prevent hair loss. Men with a very strong pattern will lose significant hair but can lessen the loss. ...Read more
Of course not: I hope that your experience of being deceived helps you recognize other bunko artists. These people make stuff up and promote it in order to look "spiritual". When it fails, they'll say you didn't do it in time, or you ate GMO food, or something. Ultimately it's a way of making money off gullible people. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: The claim about raising hormones is totally made up. Men lose their scalp hair depending on genetics and particularly how much chest hair they were blessed with as teens. Enjoy yourself and love responsibly. ...Read more
Please explain if it is possible for some men to have receding hairlines that don't eventually lead to male pattern baldness?
Genetic: All normally-masculinized men lose the hair on our temples at about age 20. In some men, especially the more hairy-chested, it continues and progresses to male pattern baldness. Look around you and you'll see the variability. A physically fit man (photoguy) looks incomparably better than a non-fit man regardless of who has hair where. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, that is why they are bald. ...Read more
Dht causes mpb. Is it due to increased sensitivity or increase DHT synthesis in the person? And will balding men have more muscle gains for the gym?
DHT IS ANDROGENIC: Dht is a testosterone metabolite that is androgenic. It has not only been associated with male pattern baldness, but enlarged prostate as well. The effects of Dht may be due to increased synthesis and/or sensitivity. Prescription Dht enzyme blockers have side-effects. Instead, use natural Dht inhibitors (incl., saw palmetto, pygeum, etc.) and resveratrol to maximize testosterone for muscle gains. ...Read more
Hereditary hair loss, if DHT is produced in all men even in men with a full head of hair, then how is it genetic and the main cause of baldness?
Good question: A good, but tough question. If you are genetically predisposed to the early loss of hair then your hair follicles may not be responding to the Dht that is present. Without seeing you it is always possible that your pattern of hair loss is not genetic. Seeing a dermatologist would be your best option to clarify this and if there would be any treatment necessary. ...Read more