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Beijing 101 Michelle Chong female hair loss pattern combat baldness consultants treatment

We all know that the ravages of time take their toll on one’s physical appearance. Restore your crowning glory with Beijing 101

Everyone loses hair when combing, brushing or washing, and even when sleeping. It is no wonder as normal hair grows in cycles and goes through three stages – growing, resting and falling.

Each strand of hair grows in a cavity in the skin called a follicle for two to six years, then rests, and eventually
falls out.

A new strand of hair soon begins growing in its place. Baldness generally occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, and eventually does not grow new hair.

Abnormal Hair Loss

People generally lose about 50 strands of hair daily, and hair loss becomes abnormal when one loses over 100 strands of hair a day.

This may show up as a thinning of hair, a patchy loss of hair over the scalp, or affect hair-bearing areas such as the beard or eyebrows.

The most common form of hair loss is known as andro-genetic alopecia, and occurs in both men and women.

In men, this condition is known as male pattern hair loss. This is when hair starts falling above both temples and from the crown.

Next, the hairline recedes into a characteristic ‘M’ shape, then a horseshoe ‘U’ shape pattern of hair around the sides of the head, and eventually results in partial or complete baldness.

For female pattern hair loss, it commonly starts from the hairline and it expands to the crown area once it reaches the advance stages.

Who Is At Risk?

In men, baldness is largely related to genes and male sex hormones such as dihydrotestosterone. For women, hair loss is usually related to aging, changes in the levels of androgens, and a family history of this condition.

Many men experience the early stage of male pattern hair loss from as early as their 20s. Even though there usually aren’t medical repercussions and hair problems are just biological setbacks, losing hair can affect one’s self-esteem or psychological wellbeing.

If you are a man in your 20s with thinning hair, and have a family history of hair loss, it could very well be that you are experiencing the early stages of male pattern hair loss.

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