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Hair loss is tough. We know because we’ve lived with thinning hair and baldness. We’ve felt the depression of watching our hair literally go down the drain, of hiding under a cap and avoiding too much of life. We’ve been there.
But many of us involved with this online community have learned how to stop hair loss by using legitimate hair loss treatments and physicians. Now we’re here to help you navigate the maze of options and find a hair loss solution, product or treatment that works for you.
Our popular hair loss discussion forum hosts thousands of posts by people who have stopped hair loss. Many of them still visit our forum to share advice and offer support. It’s all about sharing credible hair loss information and acting on it.
Hair loss remedies have advanced dramatically over the past ten years. Today drugs like Propecia and Rogaine can slow or even stop hair loss, while hair transplants can restore hair that was lost. Current hair transplants are so natural that even a hair stylist can’t tell.
To overcome hair loss you first need to understand the cause of hair loss. Then you can move on to stopping and reversing it.
For the vast majority of men who are loosing their hair (95 percent) their hair loss is genetic. It has nothing to do with wearing tight caps or combing too much or too little.
How vulnerable we are to hair loss or not is largely preprogrammed into our genes before birth.
But our genetic fate can be altered by using an effective hair loss treatment like Propecia or hair restoration surgery.
Baldness is largely the result of certain hormones interacting over time with those hair follicles that are vulnerable to their effects.
For men who are experiencing thinning hair, their follicles on the top of the head are genetically vulnerable to baldness. Over time, these genetically vulnerable follicles are acted upon by the hormone DHT. This hormone binds with the receptor sites of these vulnerable follicles and causes a miniaturization of the hair shaft and follicle over time.
This process of hair loss gradually breaks down the follicles' ability to grow healthy, thick hair. The resulting baldness is commonly known as "Male Pattern Baldness"
Hair loss drugs like Propecia work by inhibiting the creation of DHT in our bodies. By reducing the amount of DHT that can affect a man's hair follicles hair loss can be slowed or even stopped. Propecia is FDA approved and can only be prescribed by a physician. To find a hair restoration physician in your area to determine if Propecia is right for you, click here.
Hair restoration surgery works by relocating the bald resistant hair follicles from the back of the head to the balding areas on top. Because the transplanted hair follicles retain their genetic resistance to DHT and balding they continue to grow for a life time.
Visit our popular Hair Restoration Discussion Forum and learn about hair loss treatment results and patient reviewed hair loss physicians.
View patient Hair Loss Weblogs that document their recovery with photos and a blog journal. These hair transplant patients have volunteered to share their story and are often willing to correspond by email.
Visit our Hair Loss Q & A Blog and post your hair loss question or read dozens of posts on a wide range of hair restoration topics.
A 1992, researchers from the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia surveyed 145 balding men and found that 84% were preoccupied with baldness.
According to a 1995 article in the “British Journal of Psychology,” balding men have been found to have lower levels of self-esteem than their peers, are less sociable, suffer more from depression, and are less likely to succeed in life.