It is natural for anyone to shed some hair each day as part of the normal, natural cycle of hair growth. However, some men may experience hair loss at a much higher rate than normal, resulting in thinning hair and baldness. There are a number of causes of hair loss for men.
Fungal infections like tinea capitis whereby a generation of white blood cells incapacitates the hair follicles, has been known to cause hair loss. It’s additionally not a serious reason for male hair loss however it’s similar to the unhealthy diet and shock experiences a catalyst.
Scientists believe that the male hormone testosterone or more importantly dihydrotesterone is the cause behind hair loss. DHT is produced when the enzyme 5 alpha reductase combines with testosterone. This overabundance of DHT leads to follicles that produce weaker, shorter and thinner hair and eventually over time this will cause it to stop producing hair. This DHT imbalance leads to baldness (androgenetic alopecia).
Hormones are biochemical substances that are made in various glands throughout the body. These glands secrete their products directly into the bloodstream so that the chemical they make is spread throughout the body. These chemicals are very powerful so that only minute amounts of them have profound effects upon the body.
High levels of stress can result in hair loss in men. This is aggravated among men who are already predisposed to hair loss.
Common baldness cannot occur without the presence of specific inherited genes. These genes can be passed on by either parent. A gene is a single bit of chemically encoded hereditary instruction that is located on a chromosome and actually represents a tiny segment of DNA.