Androgenic alopecia, also known as baldness, occurs in both men and women. Androgenetic alopecia, as a rule, is characterized in men by a pronounced type of hair loss, which often begins above the temples and surrounds the crown. The hair begins to thin and eventually produce less and less hair growth. In women, androgenetic alopecia is characterized in different ways, in which the density of hair becomes thinner throughout the head, although the hairline itself does not decrease. In men, baldness can often lead to complete baldness of the scalp, while in women this is rare.
Various factors lead to the end result of androgenetic alopecia; each gender also has differentiating factors that contribute to the cause of alopecia. In both sexes, various lifestyle factors can lead to androgenetic alopecia or aggravate and accelerate the process, including genetics, malnutrition, excessive and constant stress, lack of sleep and exercise.
Androgenic alopecia is often a genetic disease.
Its effect on humans may also vary depending on ethnicity. Alopecia androgenetica is often transmitted to offspring from the mother’s genetic information and can usually be predicted by examining the pattern of baldness experienced by men on the maternal side of the family.
It was found that thinning of the hair is the result of malnutrition and diet, eating disorders and a general lack of knowledge about good eating habits, which leads to a decrease in the range of B vitamins, proteins and other needs. Nutrition for proper hair and scalp health. It has also been found that vegetarian diets, which do not provide a sufficient balance of minerals that are usually digested from meat, contribute to thinning of the hair. Iron deficiency, such as anemia, has shown a deep negative effect on hair growth, as well as a lack of zinc.
Hair loss can also be caused in both men and women due to excessive daily stress, known as telogen effusion. Telogen outflow is often observed about three months after the actual stressful event occurs, and most often it is a temporary effect. However, if the underlying problem or cause of the stress is not resolved, the consequences of this type of hair loss can last longer than expected.
In addition to stress, lack of sleep and exercise can also contribute to the circumstances that lead to alopecia. Changing the sleep cycle or sleeping less than the body needs to complete its regeneration tasks can lead to hormonal imbalance, inadequate immune function, and mental and emotional changes.