How to Stop Male Pattern Baldness?

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Are you among the 70% of world’s male population that is suffering from male pattern baldness? Do you want to stop, and even possibly, reverse it? Just relax! You have come to the right place. Here we will share with you three effective ways to stop male pattern baldness, including medical treatments, dietary changes and natural remedies. Try whichever you find suitable and practical and see your hair growing back within a few months.

Explore Treatment Options:

There are numerous surgical and non-surgical options available to effectively restore lost hair.

Medicines for Male Pattern Baldness:

Minoxidil and Finasteride are two FDA-approved medications for Androgenic Alopecia, aka male pattern baldness. The former is an over the counter topical application sold in varying strengths (2%, 4% and 5%) to treat different degrees of hair loss. Finasteride, on the other hand, is a prescription oral medicine for treating severe androgenic hair loss. However, it is not prescribed for females. Regular use of these medicines for 3 months at least is required to get favorable results. However, results of these medicines are not permanent and hair loss comes back as you stop treatment.

Hair Transplant Surgery:

If you are seeking a permanent fix for male pattern baldness, a hair transplant surgery may be worth considering. To date, it is the only hair restoration method that guarantees permanent hair. A surgery does not grow new hair; instead it redistributes existing healthy hair on the scalp to provide you with desired hair density. The hair follicles used for transplantation purpose are genetically baldness resistant and remain immune to hair loss even after relocation. It is pertinent to mention here that surgical hair restoration is not an overnight process. It usually takes 8 to 12 months before the results of a transplant become visible.

Dietary Changes:

What you eat translates into your hair health. If you are consuming a healthy diet, containing all the essential nutrients, your hair will be healthy and vice versa. Nutritional imbalance is among the most common causes of hair loss. Iron deficiency, specifically is associated with anemic hair loss. To maintain a healthy hair profile and minimize the effect of androgenic alopecia, make sure you consume a healthy mix all the essential nutrients, including protein, iron, vitamins, biotin, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and magnesium.

Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables of all colors available in the market, including red, yellow, green and orange ones. These all are rich in Vitamin A, which promotes growth of cells including hair follicles. Promote healthy hair growth by incorporating more and more fatty fish in your daily diet. Lean meat, low-fat dairy products, legumes and pulses are all rich in protein. Also, keep your body adequately hydrated from inside out to keep your hair looking at its best. Aim at drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water daily and avoid caffeinated drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Natural Remedies:

There are numerous time tested natural remedies to treat male pattern baldness, but onion juice is considered as the most effective cure for hair loss. Peel and fine chop one large onion to extract its juice. Apply this juice to your scalp daily or every other day to stop hair loss and trigger hair growth. Sulfur in onion juice is really effective in fighting hair loss and triggering hair growth.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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