Q I'm 22 and over the past year and a half I have begun to lose my hair. I have noticed a lot of adverts for hair restoration treatment. Which would you advise? A Male pattern hair loss balding , also called androgenic alopecia, appears as a receding hairline with or without hair loss on the top of the head. It is an inherited condition.
Author: Mike. A newly-released study of men with an average age of 31 has added fuel to the long-standing myth that a man with a full head of hair is more virile than his balding comrades. Hair loss , says the Turkish study published in the medical journal Dermatologica Sinica , goes hand in hand with a lower sperm count. In men aged 31 or under with moderate to severe male hair loss classified as stages III-VII on the Norwood Scale the average sperm count was found to be significantly lower — the Daily Mail reports almost 60 per cent lower — than among test subjects who boasted a fuller head of hair or mild thinning. It was also noted that the volume of semen was also reduced.
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MORE : Science says beer makes you better in bed. Dr Christiano and her team accidentally discovered the effect of JAK inhibitors on hair follicles while studying alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. She noticed the mice grew more hair when a drug they were testing was applied onto the skin, rather than when it was given systemically. When they looked closer, the researchers realised the inhibitors awakened resting follicles out of dormancy.
Male-pattern baldness and benign prostatic hypertrophy enlarged prostate, also known as BPH each affect more than half of men over age Another similarity between these two conditions? Both can be treated with a medication called finasteride.