Hair Loss is a major concern for a growing number of adults in the United Kingdom. It’s estimated that 1 in 4 of the population will suffer from hair loss that will severely dent their self-esteem. Hair Loss is no laughing matter, and the damage that it can do to a person’s mental well-being cannot be understated. It is therefore understandable that we are seeing more and more people looking into how to stop hair loss. First, it’s a good idea to have an idea of what causes hair loss so you know how it can be addressed.
What Causes Hair Loss?
There are many causes of hair loss, but the main cause is Androgenetic Alopecia – known as Male Pattern Baldness (MPB).
MPB accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By the age of thirty-five two-thirds of men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of fifty approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. Approximately twenty-five percent of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the painful process before they reach the age of twenty-one.
Contrary to societal belief, most men who suffer from male pattern baldness are extremely unhappy with their situation and would do anything to change it. Hair loss affects every aspect of the hair loss sufferer’s life. It affects interpersonal relationships as well as the professional lives of those suffering. It is not uncommon for men to change their career paths because of their hair loss.
MPB is caused by the effect of the male hormones, called androgens, on genetically predisposed hair follicles (passed down the family tree). For those who are prone to hair loss, within these genetically programmed hair follicles the male hormone ‘testosterone’ is converted into the androgen ‘Dihydrotestosterone’, or ‘DHT’, by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. It is the effect of this DHT that inhibits the growth of new hair cells, which in turn leads to male hair loss and in many cases, eventual baldness.
Simply, to address Hair Loss you need a product that will reduce the effects of DHT within your body.
How Do Most Modern Products Work?
Now we know how to stop hair loss take a look at most common hair loss shampoos on the market. Very few of the products that are on offer are actually able to stop hair loss. The reason for this is because the ingredients that make up these shampoos are unable to reduce the effects of DHT within your body. What these products actually do is thicken your hair so it appears that you have more, but you will still be losing individual follicles.
We are yet to see any shampoos that are able to stop hair loss. To that end we recommend using hair loss tablets.
Using Hair Loss Tablets to Stop Hair Loss.
The only way to reduce the effects of DHT and prevent the hair loss for which it is responsible is to disable it. The non surgical hair loss treatments does just this. These treatments contain active pharmaceutical ingredient that blocks the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT. These treatments stops DHT attacking your follicles and as a result prevents future hair loss. The sooner you embark on a course of treatments, the quicker your hair loss will cease when followed as instructed.
It maybe tempting to order Hair Loss Tablets from the internet. We strongly recommend against this as we have heard horror stories of people having severe adverse reactions to tablets they have bought online. At UK Hair Transplant Clinics we recommend that you come to a free consultation with us to address how to stop hair loss. We can assess whether you are suitable for hair loss medication and can prescribe it from approved suppliers. You wouldn’t take medicine for other issues from an ireputable source, so don’t do the same when it comes to hair loss medication.
If you wish to be assessed for hair loss medication then simply fill in the consultation request form below. We can then book you in at one of our clinics across the UK and one of our hair loss specialists will be able to assess your suitability. Take action on your hair loss today and get in touch today!