Feb 17, 2020, 1:50 AM
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Gradually, the hair may be lost all over the top of the head, but retained on areas below the tops of the ears. This is the kind of hair loss that Julius Caesar is believed to have had and may, according to legend, be the reason that he began wearing a laurel wreath on his head. In women, the hairs are lost around the central portion of the scalp, usually from front to back. DHT may be a partial cause of baldness in women, but there are complicating factors. Lack of estrogen following menopause is believed to play a role, as well.
Are Hair Loss Products Any Good?
There are other causes of hair loss, including drug treatments, such as chemotherapy in cancer, and exposure to toxins, such as mercury. These cases correct themselves, once the treatment is halted or exposure to the toxin ends. Although there are many over-the-counter treatments for hair loss, many of them are ineffective. In order to work, the treatment must address more than one cause of baldness. So, if you want results, look for one that does.
If you are a man looking for a baldness treatment, you're not alone. Roughly 50% of all men are affected by male pattern baldness by the time they reach the age of 50. Recent studies indicate that younger men are affected, too. Hair loss in women has become common enough for some dermatologists to specialize in treating it. Women seem to be seeking treatment at younger ages than before.