It’s estimated that up to 30 percent of men by the age of 30-years-old will experience some kind of baldness. The number goes up to 50 percent for men that are 50-years-old. So about half of all men will be bald by middle age. That’s a high number of men affected by this life change. It can dampen their self esteem, so many men are out there looking for a hair loss cure.

The reason behind male pattern baldness is simply due to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), a male sex hormone that is produced in the adrenal glands that can affect hair follicles. Higher levels of DHT can cause hair follicles to weaken, and soften which can lead to finer hair, and hair loss in general or androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). A hair loss cure for many men can be found on their local drugstore shelf in the form of topical solutions. There are products available that men can wash their hair with that can help strengthen the hair follicle. Leave-in-treatments in the form of a foam, serum, or mousse rubbed into the scalp and hair can also improve thickness in existing hair. Going further than topical treatments can lead men to their doctor. There are some prescription drugs that can help halt some of the hair loss. Surgical solutions in the form of hair implants are another more extreme option to try.

Overall maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating right, exercising, and taking a daily supplement might help prevent hair loss. Biotin is a good supplement to try that helps strengthen hair follicles. Suffering from male pattern baldness does not have to lead to total baldness, if you take steps in the beginning to prevent further hair loss.

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