الجمعة، 29 يناير، 2016

6 BEST FIXES FOR HAIR LOSS



Whether you've quite recently seen a diminishing hairline or you're continually wearing a baseball
 cap to shroud your uncovered spot, there's a decent risk you've attempted no less than one item to keep your hair. Keeping in mind there are horde items intended to battle male pattern baldness, it can once in a while be difficult to advise which techniques to trust and which to hurl.

One hard truth: Hair misfortune is for the most part out of your control. "Hair sparseness descends to your qualities," says Frederick Joyce, M.D., author of Rejuvenate! Med Spa and an individual from the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. "On the off chance that you have the hairlessness quality, there are some regular cures that might make your hair more grounded and more beneficial to moderate your male pattern baldness marginally—however they won't keep you from going bare. As yet, keeping up hair wellbeing by eating great and utilizing the right items—consolidated with restorative evaluation medicines—can truly work all together to offer you some assistance with having a more full, thicker head of hair."

There are a few arrangements that address the issue (utilizing foundational microorganisms to regrow hair is promising) however numerous are still years from getting to be accessible as a male pattern baldness treatment. So here's the lowdown on which sparseness arrangements accessible now are really powerful—and which male pattern baldness warriors are just a quack

الأربعاء، 28 أكتوبر، 2015

Tinea Capitis

What causes tinea capitis and who is at risk?


Tinea capitis (also called ringworm of the scalp) is a skin disorder that usually affects only children younger than age ten. It can be persistent and is highly contagious; it is not due to an infection by a worm. Ringworm gets its name from the appearance of the round lesions that occur on the scalp.

The fungi that cause tinea infections thrive in warm, moist areas. You have an increased risk for tinea infection if you have poor hygiene, prolonged wetness of the skin (such as from sweating), and minor skin or scalp injuries.

Other types of tinea infections that can occur include tinea corporis (on the body), tinea cruris ('jock itch' in the groin area), tinea barbae (beard), tinea unguium (nails), or tinea pedis ('athletes' foot).

Tinea infections are contagious. You can catch the skin disorder if you come into direct contact with someone who has the condition, or if you touch contaminated items such as combs, hats, clothing, or similar surfaces. The infection can enter through cut or broken skin. The infection can also be spread by pets, particularly cats or dogs. Horses, pigs and cows can transmit ringworm, too. Missing patches of hair on an animal may be a sign of ringworm, and the animal should be seen by a veterinarian.

Good general hygiene is important in the prevention and treatment of all tinea infections. The scalp should be shampooed regularly, especially after haircuts.

Avoid contact with infected pets or individuals. Headgear, combs, brushes, and similar items should not be shared. Children sharing sleeping mats at daycare have contracted tinea capitis, as well.

Symptoms

Symptoms of tinea capitis include round, scaly lesions on the scalp. These areas may be red or swollen (inflamed). The patient may also have areas that appear bald (alopecia), due to hair that has broken off. There may be small black dots on the scalp.

Itching of the scalp may be slight, or may not occur at all. Sometimes, there may be pus-filled lesions on the scalp (kerions).

Diagnosis

The diagnosis is suspected primarily based on the appearance of the scalp. A skin lesion biopsy with microscopic examination or culture may show dermatophytes. This test is often not necessary to diagnose tinea capitis. A Wood's lamp test may be performed to confirm the presence of a fungal scalp infection.

Call your doctor if:

Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of tinea capitis. Home care remedies do not effectively treat tinea capitis. Longer-term , prescription oral medications will probably be needed.

Treatment Options

Anti-fungal medications, taken by mouth, are used to treat the infection of the scalp. Agents applied topically, like creams, are not effective, as they do not penetrate to the fungal infection in the hair shaft.

Griseofulvin may be used for 6 to 8 weeks of therapy. Patients should take griseofulvin with a fatty meal to enhance absorption. Griseofulvin may lead to nausea or upset stomach in children.
Terbinafine, itraconazole, and fluconazole are other orally available antifungal options for tinea capitis; however, treatment periods for some of these drugs may be shorter, from 2 to 4 weeks, which may aid in compliance. Both ketoconazole and fluconazole may also cause stomach upset in children.
Many antifungal medications are available generically. Griseofulvin, terbinafine, itraconazole, and fluconazole are all available in the generic form, and because these medications are taken for prolonged periods of time, generic substitutes may be more cost effective.
For tinea capitis caused by Microsporum spp., griseofulvin has been shown to be superior for treatment in a 2013 meta-analysis (Gupta, et al), whereas terbinafine was superior for Trichophyton spp. infection.
In July, 2013 the FDA issued a drug safety communication warning for oral ketoconazole (Nizoral) about the possibility of severe liver injuries, adrenal gland problems and harmful drug interactions with other medications. As a result, ketoconazole oral tablets should not be a first-line treatment for any fungal infection. Oral ketoconazole should be used for the treatment of certain fungal infections, known as endemic mycoses, only when alternative antifungal therapies are not available or tolerated. The topical formulations of ketoconazole have not been associated with liver damage, adrenal problems, or drug interactions. These formulations include creams, shampoos, foams, and gels applied to the skin, unlike the ketoconazole (Nizoral) tablets, which are taken by mouth.
Oral Antifungal Treatments for Tinea Capitis


Male Pattern Baldness

What causes male pattern baldness and who is at risk?


Male pattern baldness is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition.

Hair grows about an inch every couple of months. Each hair grows for 2 to 6 years, remains at that length for a short period, then falls out. A new hair soon begins growing in its place. At any one time, about 85% of the hair on your head is in the growing phase and 15% is not.

Each hair sits in a cavity in the skin called a follicle. Baldness in men occurs when the follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. The end result is a very small follicle with no hair inside. Ordinarily, hair should grow back. However, in men who are balding, the follicle fails to grow a new hair. Why this occurs is not well understood, but it is related to your genes and male sex hormones. Even though the follicles are small, they remain alive, suggesting the possibility of new growth.

Symptoms

The typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline, which gradually recedes to form an "M" shape. The existing hair may become finer and shorter. The hair at the crown also begins to thin. Eventually the top of the hairline meets the thinned crown, leaving a horseshoe pattern of hair around the sides of the head.

Hair loss in patches, diffuse shedding of hair, breaking of hair shafts, or hair loss associated with redness, scaling, pain, or rapid progression could be caused by other conditions.

Diagnosis

Classic male pattern baldness is usually diagnosed based on the appearance and pattern of the hair loss. Any atypical hair loss may be caused by other medical disorders. A skin biopsy or other procedures may be needed to diagnose other disorders that cause loss of hair.

Hair analysis is not accurate for diagnosing nutritional or similar 

Female Pattern Baldness

What causes female pattern baldness and who is at risk?


Hair grows about an inch every couple of months. Each hair grows for 2 to 4 years, remains at that length for a short period, then falls out. A new hair soon begins growing in its place. At any one time, about 85% of the hair on your head is in the growing phase and 15% is in the resting phase.

Baldness occurs when hair falls out but new hair does not grow in its place. The cause of failure to grow new hair in female pattern baldness is not well understood, but it is associated with genetic predisposition, aging, and levels of hormones (particularly androgens, the male sex hormones).

Changes in the levels of androgens can affect hair production. For example, after the hormonal changes that occur during menopause, many women find that the hair on their head has become thinner while facial hair has become coarser.

Female pattern baldness is generally permanent hair loss.

Hair loss can occur in women for reasons other than female pattern baldness, including the following:

Temporary shedding of hair that may occur after surgery, pregnancy or after a major illness. (telogen effluvium).
Breaking of hair (from such things as styling treatments and twisting or pulling of hair)
Patchy areas of total hair loss (alopecia areata - an immune disorder causing temporary hair loss)
After chemotherapy and from some other medications
Certain skin conditions
Hormonal imbalance (excess testosterone or thyroid hormone imbalance)
Iron or vitamin deficiency
Diseases like diabetes or lupus
Hair loss due to these reasons is usually reversible is identified and dealt with correctly.

Symptoms of female pattern baldness

Thinning of hair over the entire head; front-line hair remains. (Hair thinning is different from that of male pattern baldness)
Hair loss at the crown or hairline, mild to moderate
Hair loss rarely progresses to total or near total baldness, as in men.
The typical pattern of female pattern baldness is different from that of male pattern baldness. The hair thins all over the head, but the frontal hairline is maintained. There may be a moderate loss of hair on the crown, but this rarely progresses to total or near baldness as it may in men.

Diagnosis of female pattern baldness

Female pattern baldness is usually diagnosed based on the appearance and pattern of hair loss and by ruling out other causes of hair loss.

A skin biopsy or other procedures may be used to diagnose medical disorders that cause loss of hair.

Hair analysis is not accurate for diagnosing nutritional or similar causes of hair loss, although it may reveal substances such as arsenic or lead.

Your doctor should also check for other causes such as too much male hormones (androgens) or imbalance of other hormones.

Treatment options

The hair loss that results from female pattern baldness is permanent and there is no known preventative. In most cases, it is mild to moderate. No treatment is required if the person is comfortable with her appearance.

Minoxidil applied topically, is the only medicine approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat female pattern baldness.
Oral contraceptives are sometimes effective in treating female pattern hair loss due to hyperandrogenemia.

Hair transplants consist of the removal of tiny plugs of hair from areas where the hair is continuing to grow and placing them in areas that are balding. This can cause minor scarring in the donor areas and carries a modest risk for skin infection. The procedure usually requires multiple transplantation sessions and may be expensive. Results, however, are often excellent and permanent.

Suturing of hair pieces to the scalp is not recommended as it can result in scars, infections, and abscess of the scalp. The use of hair implants made of artificial fibers was banned by the FDA because of the high rate of infection.

Hair weaving, hairpieces, or change of hairstyle may disguise hair loss and improve cosmetic appearance. This is often the least expensive and safest method of treating female pattern baldness.

Prognosis

Hair loss in women can be serious and could cause complications such as psychological stress and loss of self-esteem due to change in appearance, as this pattern of hair loss is permanent. It is more acceptable for men to go through hair loss.

See your doctor if:

Hair loss occurs and persists. There might be a treatable medical cause for the loss of hair.

Also if you feel female pattern baldness is present and you want to treat the hair loss; or if hair loss is accompanied by itching, skin irritation, or other symptoms.

Hair Loss: Medications & Treatment Options

Hair loss occurs when hair follicles stop producing hair growth - it is called alopecia.

Hair loss is a normal part of aging. Generally about 100 hairs are lost from your head every day. You may not notice this loss because the average scalp contains about 100,000 hairs. Some people may however experience excessive hair loss.


The normal cycle of hair goes through a phase of growth and rest. Each individual hair survives for an average of three and a half years. The growth phase of hair generally lasts two to three years, during which time it grows about half an inch a month. This growing phase is called anagen. This is followed by a resting phase called telogen, which lasts for about three to four months. Usually in its fourth year the hair falls out and is replaced within 6 months by a new one.

Types of Hair Loss

Pattern Baldness - is inherited or genetic baldness. It is also known as androgenetic alopecia and is caused by the body's failure to produce new hairs, and not due to excessive hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia is generally permanent.

Inherited or "pattern baldness" affects many more men than women. About 25% of men begin to bald by the time they are 30 years old, and about two thirds are either bald or have a balding pattern by age 60.

Male pattern baldness involves a receding hairline and thinning around the crown with eventual bald spots. Ultimately, you may have only a horseshoe ring of hair around the sides. In addition to genes, male pattern baldness seems to require the presence of the male hormone testosterone. Men who do not produce testosterone (because of genetic abnormalities or castration) do not develop this pattern baldness.

Some women also develop a particular pattern of hair loss due to genetics, age or male hormones that tend to increase in women after menopause. The patten is different from that of men. Female pattern baldness involves a thinning throughout the scalp while the frontal hairline remains intact.

In addition to the common male and female patterns, the following are other types of hair loss some of which are temporary:

Alopecia areata - bald patches develop on the scalp, beard, and possibly eyebrows. eyelashes may fall out as well. This is thought to be an autoimmune disease, where the immune system attacks the hair follicles and leads to hair loss on the scalp and other parts of the body. However, the hair follicles are alive so there is potential for hair to regrow when the underlying problem has resolved. Growth may occur even without treatment and even after many years. In most cases hair loss only happens in a few places, leaving a few bare patches. In some cases though, the disease can advance to total loss of hair from the head (alopecia areata totalis) or complete loss of hair on the head, face and body (alopecia areata universalis).

Tinea capitis - is hair loss due to fungal infection of the scalp. This is easily treated with antifungal medicines.

Hormonal changes - an over-active or under-active thyroid gland may cause hair loss. This hair loss stops once the thyroid disease is treated.

Female or male hormone (estrogen and androgen) imbalance can be the cause of hair loss. Once this imbalance is corrected hair loss may stop. Some women may experience hair loss a few months after they've had a baby. This loss is also due to hormonal changes.

Telogen effluvium - is temporary hair loss, which can occur after a serious illness, major surgery or emotional or physical stress.

Anagen effluvium - is hair loss due to treatment with chemotherapy medicines. These medicines target rapidly dividing cells, so affects the actively growing hair cells. Hair grows back after the treatment is finished. This type of hair loss also occurs with radiation therapy but it is localized to the area of treatment. so if treatment is in the hip area you will lose hair in that area but not the hair on your head.

Traction alopecia - certain hairstyles such as when you pull on your hair tightly can cause scarring of the hair follicles. If pulling is stopped before scarring to the scalp then your hair will grow back normally. Nervous habits such as continual hair pulling or scalp rubbing can also cause scarring and ultimately permanent hair loss. Excessive shampooing and blow-drying can also cause hair loss.

Cicatricial or Scarring alopecia - hair loss occurs when inflammation damages and scars the hair follicle and replaces it with scar tissue. The inflammation that destroys the follicle is under the skin surface so affected areas of the scalp may show little signs of inflammation. It is not known what triggers or causes this inflammation. If the inflammation destroys the stem cells and sebaceous glands, then hair loss is permanent.

Diseases - such as diabetes or lupus can cause hair loss.

Trichotillomania - is a psychological condition where the individual has strong urges to pull out their own hair.

Medicines - hair loss can also happen due to medicines such as birth control pills, certain medicines used to treat gout, anticoagulants, antidepressants, etc.

Nutrition - poor nutrition or nourishment can also cause hair loss. Diets, illness, eating disorders would cause poor nutrition.

See your doctor if:

You are losing hair in an atypical pattern.
You are losing hair rapidly or at an early age (for example, in your teens or twenties).
You have any pain or itching associated with the hair loss.
The skin on your scalp under the involved area is red, scaly, or otherwise abnormal.
You have acne, facial hair, or menstrual irregularities.
You are a woman and have male pattern baldness.
You have bald spots on your beard or eyebrows.
You have been gaining weight or have muscle weakness, intolerance to cold temperatures, or fatigue.
Your doctor will take a detailed medical history and will examine the condition of your hair and scalp; this is usually enough to diagnose the nature of your hair loss. Your doctor will also ask questions such as:

Are you losing hair only from your scalp or from other parts of your body as well?
Is there a pattern to the hair loss like a receding hair line, thinning or bald areas on the crown, or is the hair loss throughout your head?
Have you had a recent illness or high fever?
Do you dye your hair?
Do you blow dry your hair? How often?
How often do you shampoo your hair?
What kind of shampoo, hair spray, gel, or other product do you put on your hair?
Have you been under unusual stress lately?
Do you have nervous habits that include hair pulling or scalp rubbing?
Do you have any other symptoms like itching, flaking, or redness of your scalp?
What medications do you take, including over the counter drugs?
Diagnostic tests that may be performed (but are rarely needed) include:

Microscopic examination of a plucked hair
Skin biopsy (if skin changes are present)
Treatment Options For Hair Loss

Treatment depends on the type or reason for hair loss. Effectiveness of these medications may depend on extent of loss and the person's response to a particular medication or procedure.

Hair loss from menopause or childbirth often returns to normal 6 months to 2 years later.

For hair loss caused by illness (such as fever), radiation therapy or chemotherapy, no treatment is necessary. Hair will grow back when illness has ended or the therapy is finished. A wig, hat, or other covering may be desired until the hair grows back.

If a medication is causing hair loss then your doctor may be able to prescribe a different medication to treat your condition (provided an alternative exists).

Pattern Baldness

Although pattern baldness is permanent the following medicines may help slow or prevent the development of common pattern baldness. It can take about 6 months before you see results from these medicines and when you stop using then the former pattern baldness returns.

Propecia (finasteride) is a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor. It works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone into 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that plays an important role in hair loss. Propecia is a prescription medicine and is only approved for use in men. There are other 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors on the market but Propecia is the only one approved for androgenetic alopecia.

Propecia can cause a decrease in sex drive and sexual function.

Can you treat women's hair loss with a drug used for men?

Hair loss is surprisingly common in women, affecting more than 30 million in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Dermatology. It can start as early as puberty or much later in life. In fact, 38 percent of women 70 and older experience hair loss, in part because hair thickness decreases with age, especially after menopause. The condition often leads to low self-esteem, social anxiety, and self-imposed isolation.

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is characterized by thinning over the top of the scalp and sometimes the sides. In men, a male hormone known as an androgen is primarily responsible for hair loss, but the main cause of FPHL appears to be less clear-cut. Women normally produce male hormones too, and in some cases the condition is associated with excessive androgen levels. Other types of hair shedding in women may be related to estrogen loss or significant changes in estrogen levels, as in the postpartum period or in menopause. Hair loss can also result from breakage during hair treatments and styling, certain medication—including hormones—and conditions like iron deficiency, severe dieting, thyroid disease, lupus, and even stress.

Finasteride (Propecia) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat male pattern hair loss (also called androgenetic alopecia). At higher doses, it's also approved to reduce the symptoms of enlarged prostate in men. It works by blocking the enzyme that is responsible for the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, the androgen that causes the prostate to enlarge. It also reduces dihydrotestosterone levels in the scalp, which slows hair loss and even increases hair growth. Because finasteride has been effective in controlling male pattern hair loss, it has been used to treat female pattern hair loss, although it has not gained FDA approval for that purpose. Medication prescribed to treat a condition that does not have FDA approval for that use is known as "off-label." Doctors can legally prescribe any medication they deem appropriate for treatment.

"If a woman has female pattern hair loss and elevated androgen levels that we can document, then she is likely to respond to treatments that block or decrease androgens, and finasteride is an option," says Elise A. Olsen, M.D., a professor of dermatology and oncology and director of the Hair Disorders Research and Treatment Center at Duke University Medical Center. "But often we will try it even in women who don't have elevated androgen levels because other treatment options are very limited, and these women may have sensitivity to androgens at the cellular level of the hair follicle that we can't document."
What is the evidence?
The only randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on this subject involved 137 postmenopausal women with low androgen levels and hair thinning at the front of their scalp. After 12 months, there were no significant differences in hair count between the patients receiving finasteride or a placebo, and both groups continued to lose hair. The authors concluded that finasteride was well-tolerated but did not reduce hair loss in these women.

Another group of researchers studied 48 premenopausal women with FPHL and elevated androgen levels: 36 subjects were randomized to treatment with one of three drugs with anti-androgen effects, including finasteride, and 12 subjects declined treatment but were observed. The study wasn't blinded, meaning that patients and researchers knew which medication was received. After a year, those taking finasteride continued to lose hair.

In contrast, two studies reported some success with finasteride, but neither was randomized, blinded or placebo-controlled. In one, 37 premenopausal women with FPHL but without androgen excess received finasteride along with an oral contraceptive. After 12 months, most of them showed improved hair density, although the contraceptive contained drospirenone, which has anti-androgen actions and may have contributed to that effect. And in a 2010 study, 86 pre- and postmenopausal Asian women with FPHL and normal androgen levels were treated with finasteride for 12 months, resulting in slight increases in hair density for 57 women, moderate increases in 10 women, and more substantial increases for four women. Anecdotal reports and small, uncontrolled trials have also noted beneficial results with hair loss in pre- and postmenopausal women with or without increased androgen levels.

What are the risks and precautions?
Birth defects. Our medical consultants advise against the use of finasteride during pregnancy or in women who may become pregnant. Finasteride can cause genital abnormalities in the male fetus. Women who are pregnant or possibly pregnant shouldn't even handle crushed or broken tablets of finasteride because it can be absorbed through the skin.

Side effects. Few adverse reactions have been noted in women receiving finasteride. Increased body hair, sweating and hot flashes, and headaches were reported during clinical studies of women receiving finasteride, but those effects were also noted in women not receiving the medication. (See here for a list of side effects reported in men.)

Liver concerns. Finasteride should be used with caution by people with liver abnormalities because the drug is extensively metabolized in the organ.
Hair loss: What other options can you try?
Treat the underlying problem. The average person loses 50 to 100 hairs a day. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist if your hair is shedding in larger amounts, thinning, or falling out. Proper diagnosis and treatment may help slow hair loss. You should be referred to both a dermatologist and an endocrinologist to be screened for thyroid disease, iron deficiency, skin disorders, lupus, and other possible causes. If your hair loss is accompanied by excess facial and body hair, abnormal periods, or adult acne, your androgen levels should be tested.

Review all medication and supplements you are taking with your doctor. You may need to discontinue or change a drug if it contributes to hair loss. That may include certain antidepressants, antithyroid medicines, blood thinners, drugs for high blood pressure or heart problems, hormones, cholesterol-lowering medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and generics) and naproxen (Aleve and generics), and retinoids (e.g., acitretin, isotretinoin).

Eat adequately. Certain diets—especially those that skimp on protein—can trigger hair loss.

Use the first-line treatment. Minoxidil (Rogaine and generic) 2 percent, an over-the-counter solution that's applied to the scalp, is currently the only FDA-approved medication for female pattern hair loss. Experts recommend trying the 2 or 5 percent version for 12 months before judging its effectiveness, although benefits may appear sooner. "Women use it for a month or two and assume it doesn't work," says Maria Hordinsky, M.D., a professor and chairwoman of the department of dermatology at the University of Minnesota. "But if you treat long enough, you can get results in most people." Your doctor may add an oral drug with anti-androgen effects, such as finasteride or spironolactone, if your hair loss appears to be androgen-related.

Change your hair-care practices. Avoid styles and treatments that can damage hair, including braiding, cornrows, tight ponytails, rollers, bleaching, coloring, chemical straightening or waving, blow-drying, and hot combs.

Cover your losses. Tinted powders, lotions, and sprays can camouflage hair thinning, as can extensions, hairpieces and wigs. But choose items that gently attach to the scalp via loose braids, pins, or simple placement. "Glues can be damaging," says Amy McMichael, M.D., a professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina. Volumizing shampoos swell the hair shaft, making it appear wider, but may cause breakage of fragile or damaged hair, she warns. Hair-restoration surgery permanently transplants hair from thicker to thinning areas of the scalp. "If you combine that with medication, you get a nice effect of slowing hair loss and increasing density," McMichael says.
Bottom line. Finasteride has been used to treat female pattern hair loss and is reported to be effective for some women, but to date there is no good evidence from well-designed clinical trials to support its use for that purpose. Our advice: If you're a woman with thinning hair or significant hair loss, talk with your doctor about a referral to a specialist to look for underlying causes and approved treatments, such as minoxidil (Rogaine and generic). Finasteride probably plays little or no role in reversing hair loss in women with normal or low androgen levels.

This off-label drug use report is made possible through a collaboration between Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. This is the 24th in a series based on professional reports prepared by ASHP.

These materials were made possible by a grant from the state Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program, which is funded by a multistate settlement of consumer fraud claims regarding the marketing of the prescription drug Neurontin (gabapentin).

Best Hair Loss Treatment For Men: A No-Nonsense Guide

1 out of 4 — that’s the average number of men who start losing their hair to Male Pattern Baldness before the age of 30.

best hair loss treatment for men
This is it.
You are not alone brother, it’s nothing out of the ordinary.

In fact, it’s quite common.

Welcome to the club.

Hair loss is a different experience for everyone. If you don’t care about losing hair, that’s perfectly fine. It’s not always worth stressing about.
Best Hair Loss Treatment For Men: A No-Nonsense Guide


Do you have a defined jaw line, a strong brow ridge, a nice head shape and grow a decent amount of facial hair? Then hair loss also may not be a big deal for you at all. You won’t lose much (if any) points in the looks department.

But while this holds true for those men, let’s not forget the other side of the coin – men who just don’t look very attractive if they go bald. If you consider yourself a part of this group, then you might want to consider some sort of treatment, particularly if you are still young (ish).

I firmly believe there is no single best answer for everyone. You have to learn what works best for you. As you may well know, everyone’s different.

So let’s pretend you decided to take action and seek treatment for your hair loss. Do a search on Google or Amazon. What do you find?

Let me spoil it for you; you will find literally tons of snake oil, and all possible natural ways how to treat hair loss, that don’t do anything, except waste your time.