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The Most Common Cause of Hair Loss in Men

Although hair loss can be a result of such factors as a medical condition, stress and rapid weight loss, the most common cause for men is plain old genetics. The majority of men will develop increased levels of the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which slow hair growth by attacking the hair follicles. Eventually this leads to baldness when the hair follicles stop growing.

Prince William May Have Inherited Male Pattern Baldness from His Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Prince Albert (1819-1861).Contrary to the popular belief that Male Pattern Baldness only affects middle-aged men, infact most men will begin to suffer from hair loss in their 20s or 30s. The first sign is nearly always a receding hairline and hair loss from the crown area. If the condition is not treated, then hair loss will spread across the crown area. The hair follicles at the back and side of the head are less vunerable to the effects of DHT.

A prime example of inherited hair loss is Prince William. A recent article in the Daily Mail showed the striking similarity between William’s hairline and that of his greatgreatgreat-great-grandfather Prince Albert (1819-1861). William, now 27, started to see the warning signs a few years back and was reported to have tried homeopathic remedies and acupuncture to maintain his royal locks. However, these natural therapies seemed not to help and in 2008 it was reported that William was making enquiries about Propecia. Propecia is one of only two effective treatments for hair loss (the other is Minoxidil) that is supported by extensive clinical studies.

Whether or not William is using hair loss treatments is uncertain. There is bound to be a high degree of privacy around such matters. If you are concerned about hair loss then there is help at hand. The Belgravia Centre has been treating thousands of male clients for several years. Belgravia has an in-house pharmacy that produces Minoxidil of the highest quality. A tailored treatment programme is usually based around Propecia and Minoxidil 4% or 5% solution with added Medroxyprogesterone (MPG) or Minoxidil 12.5% cream with added Azelaic Acid (AA). MPG and AA are hair growth booster products that may help to reduce the effects of DHT which in turn increases the efficacy of the Minoxidil. To see the kind of results these specific treatments can bring about, take a look at the wide collection of hair loss success stories.

The Belgravia Centre is pleased to offer a free consultation with a hair loss specialist. A Belgravia specialist will give you a diagnosis of the condition and discuss your suitability for treatment. To book an appointment, just call 020 7730 6666 or message the centre. Alternatively, complete the online diagnostic form and a treatment advisor will be contact over the next two working days.

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