At first glance this may appear a silly question with an obvious answer. You want a hair transplant because your experiencing some type of balding right? But let’s dig a little deeper on the issue.
Forms of balding are common, especially in men, it may be a residing hair line or perhaps hair thinning at the crown. It occurs in about 66% of men in varying degrees. It can also be an issue for women too. About 50% of females can have some form of hair loss, so it is by no means a male only issue.
Why do people go bald?
This is a super important question and you can’t avoid it. Before pursuing any remedy for your condition, we must first always try to ascertain why it’s happening as this can change our response in terms of treatment.
The causes are complex and can stem from different things. The most common is your DNA, you can thank good old mum and dad! Hereditary balding typically occurs later in life but unfortunately for some it can be earlier.
Then there’s hormonal issues, pregnancy in women has long been known to cause hair loss in expectant and new mothers. Your child baring days are long behind you, you say… Well your not out of the woods yet either as menopause is also a common cause of hair loss. Thyroid related conditions can also bring it on. Then there’s a condition called Alopecia Areata, it’s an immune disorder and it causes balding too.
Another cause of hair loss is medication. It can be a side effect of a whole host of drugs, so be sure to read the small print of anything you’re going to take. As it just may diminish your lovely locks.
Regrettably the list of drugs which can lead to hair lose are extensive, but here’s some to watch out for: