Approximately two-thirds of men in the U.S. will experience some degree of hair loss by the age of 35. This number increases to 85% by the age of 50. And for 25% of these sufferers, hair will start to thin before the age of 21. Male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, is the cause of 95% of hair loss. The genetic origin of this condition means there’s not much one can do to change his fate. And once hair loss sets in, most will go to great lengths to cover it up, stop it from progressing, and (hopefully) reverse it.
Psychological Effects Of Hair Loss On Men
Bountiful hair has been a social, cultural, and sexual sign of likeability, success, and virility for a long time. Many men associate hair loss with the end of their youth and go through a range of emotional responses, including denial, loss of confidence, low self-esteem, and shame. It is common to experience stress and anxiety, which, in extreme cases, hair loss can lead to depression and mood disorders. Some men may develop a social phobia that causes them to avoid parties and social gatherings.
Hair Loss In The Work Place
The range of adverse emotions one may feel when suffering with male pattern baldness can easily bleed into the work place. One may skip out of meetings and dodge interactions with co-workers. It is even possible for productivity to go down because of this added stress. Studies show that it is not uncommon for a man to alter his career path due to loss of hair.
Hair Loss Help
If you are suffering with hair loss, you’re not alone. It may be helpful to remember that baldness has also been a historical, social, and cultural sign of intelligence and stability. However, if you are suffering from hair loss due to an accident, disease, or severely botched hair restoration surgery, Dr U Clinic is an excellent resource to help you during such a traumatic time.
Those who are experiencing androgenic alopecia and are after a cure have many treatment options, but the only permanent solution is hair transplantation. Contact Dr. Umar through his free online consultation for more info.