European and British Men and Their Hair Loss

November 12, 2012

European and British Men and Their Hair Loss

A recent GALLUP poll, a public opinion poll, reported on 1,500 men from England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France and how they felt about their hair loss. These men felt that their hair loss made them feel older than they actually were and therefore not as attractive. This also brought about a sense of insecurity.

Further more, the poll indicated that men from Spain, Germany, and France spent more time on their hair care than men in England or Italy. Germans and Spaniards were more interested in seeking help with their alopecia, no matter what the treatment because having hair made them feel better about themselves in terms of being attractive and that made them more confident. Moreover, having hair made them feel healthier and alive. So, apparently, European men are more self conscious about their appearance in terms of having a full crop of hair.

On the other hand, British men tend to worry about their hair loss but are the least likely to pursue medical attention or alternatives to resolve the issue. The British resolution to hair loss is to shave off what you have left.

There are so many hair regrowth systems, whether chemicals you apply to your scalp or even as extreme as having hair transplants, it is no doubt that men may be leery about pursing those avenues. Nevertheless, many of these systems work and if having hair is important to you, you owe it to yourself to check them out. According to Dr. Mitchel, member of Britain’s Primary Care Dermatology Society, there is still hope for men who want their hair back.

Research indicates that fifty percent of adult males have hair loss. The most common form of hair loss is known as male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). This type of hair loss generally starts at the front hairline and gradually works it way back tending to form the “M” shape that you see on many males. Sometimes the progression stops at a certain point, but for some men continues until most if not all of the hair is lost. This form of alopecia is genetic in nature and causes hair follicles to atrophy so the hair grow becomes shorter and shorter over time. The hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes the follicles to decrease in size causing the growth phase of hair to shorten. In general, the hair follicle remains intact but will produce short peach fuzz like growth. For that reason, a lot can be done for men experiencing hair loss if they feel it is important to them. Make sure to talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider as soon as possible for best results.

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