Why do some men go bald?
Why me? That’s what a lot of men ask when they begin to lose their hair. Just walk into the men’s department at Harrods and you will see men in their 20’s who are losing their hair, and other men twice their age with a full head of their own, natural hair. Unfortunately, in most cases it is genetic. In some men, testosterone converts into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Then, the DHT encases the hair follicle and kills it. Many of the pharmaceutical solutions to hair loss are designed to prohibit the conversion of DHT.
Another factor in addition to genetics is age. The older you are, the more likely you are to suffer from some form of male-pattern baldness. The overwhelming majority of causes for baldness in men is male-pattern baldness. In addition, over 50% of all men will experience some form of hair loss.
However, you don’t have to just accept your fate. You can fight back with a hair loss treatment or hair transplant surgery. Surgery is the most permanent solution and is appropriate for patients who have scored between 3 and 7 on the Norwood Scale of hair loss. During the procedure, your own hair is transplanted from one section of your scalp to another. It is a delicate process, with amazing results. If you are not happy with your male-pattern balding; consider your options. However, remember that most insurance plans will not cover these hair replacement options. Health finance options such as medical loans are available through most providers.