Hair Loss Slowdowns

July 17, 2018

Dreamstime

Roughly 2/3 of men will begin to lose their hair by their mid-30s and while some men simply choose to shave the rest of their hair off their heads, other fight to keep hair from falling out. While there's no magic potion to help you regrow hair you've already lost, a hair-loss expert at Cleveland Clinic, says there are five things that could potentially help you hold onto the hair you have. There are medical treatments like Rogaine and Propecia that can help stop hair loss but their results vary by person and for the hair that regrows, it generally is thinner and with Propecia, there are side effects in the bedroom. The only other FDA approved treatment involves low levels of laser light treatments.  However the treatments aren't proven to work and are considered experimental.  Laser treatment devices can cost anywhere from $200 to $900. Some cases of hair loss have been linked to low levels of vitamin D. A recent study reported that people with an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss, were three times as likely to be D deficient as those with healthy hair. Talk to your doctor about these findings. Also discuss using an anti-dandruff shampoo that contains ketoconazole, which is sold over-the-counter and with a prescription. Ketoconazole blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, a hormone that shrinks hair follicles. Finally, try and reduce stress in your life. Stress essentially puts hair follicles in a resting stage, so they no longer grow, thanks to the good ol' stress hormone cortisol. This could speed up the balding process, especially if you’re already genetically predisposed to losing your hair.

SOURCE: Men's Health

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