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Hair Loss: Who gets affected

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Hair loss is one of the most unfortunate realities of life that a considerable number of men and some women ought to struggle with during their lifetime. About two-thirds of men begin to see their locks losing the luster by the age of 35. While 85 percent of men experience a significant amount of hair thinning.

Not Just the older crowd

Most commonly, it is the older men who get the baldness, but it starts very early in life. According to the studies, 25 percent of men start to see the first sign of hair fall and begin to lose their hair even before the age of 25.

Women are susceptible too

Even though baldness is typically associated with men, there are quite a number of women who experience severe hair fall and thinning of the hair. It has been estimated that about 40 percent of women suffer hair loss. Women, by the time, they reach 50, deal with pattern hair loss and see a drastic change in the thickness and luster of hair.

Children are prone to hair loss

Due to eating habits and irregular sleep patterns, children’s hair gets affected. About 3 percentage of children who visit the pediatrician are issues related to bald spots and hair thinning. The cases in children range from tying the pony too tight to a fungal disease of the scalp to alopecia, which can end in loss of all body hair, in some cases.

Heredity: A major cause

Heredity plays a major part in determining whether you will lose your hair or not later in life. Both the mother’s as well as the father’s genes have a greater possibility of hair loss. But remarkably, it is the mother’s DNA that has the strongest influence on the child’s hair loss. Nearly 30 percent of the women and 50 percent of the men experience hair fall due to their genetic make-up.

Baldness gene discovered

Scientists have found that there definitely is a gene link attached to the male pattern of baldness. They have conducted an in-depth study on more than 1100 men to check their hair for the susceptibility of losing. The results were astonishing and showed that at least one in seven male members are likely to lose hair based on genes.

Correcting hair loss 

Today, to correct hair loss problem, most men and women turn to hair replacement surgeries or hair transplants for a permanent solution. Nowadays, there are many clinics for hair correction and hair transplants in the world. They are called Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE clinics. According to studies, more than 90000 hair transplant surgeries are conducted in a year and nearly 310000 hair restoration surgeries take place all over the world.

Most of them are men

If we look at the total number of people who had undergone hair transplants and surgeries, most of them are men. Although the percentage of women taking hair transplants has gone up by 20 percent, still it is the men who top to a percentage of 86.

To conclude, keeping in mind the genetics that plays a major part in hair loss, it could also be an underlying cause for a heart problem. So, before you decide on hair transplants or treatment for hair, it is better to check the vitals of your body.