Male Pattern Baldness

For millions of men male pattern baldness is the bane of their existence. People who are not bald would probably be stunned to hear what men suffering from male pattern baldness would do to remedy this malady.

During a normal hair growth cycle, an average of 100 scalp hairs are lost each day. With male pattern baldness, these hairs are not replaced with new hair. As the name implies, male pattern baldness occurs in patterns, usually starting around the temples or on the crown of the head. Once this process begins images of old men with hardly a hair on their heads start to invade a man's mind – this can't be helped.

Causes of Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness is usually caused by some sort of predisposed genetics. Testosterone, the hormone that men typically embrace, is converted into DHT by an enzyme known as 5-alpha reductase -- and the betrayal begins. DHT has an unpleasant affect on hair follicles – it clings to the receptors and as a consequence shorter, weaker hair is produced. These impotent hairs can't replace the 100 hairs that are being lost daily and so male pattern baldness is complete.

Treating Male Pattern Baldness

There are ways to prevent the production of DHT but they don't always work for all men. You've probably seen the commercials and the advertisements in the magazines. Unfortunately male pattern baldness is a reality and you can massage your scalp all you want or try shampoos that claim to “unclog” hair follicles or rid the scalp of dirt and grime. Most of these claims are simply untrue.

Be smart and get all the information that you can and if you talk with a dermatologist be certain that he or she specializes in treating male pattern baldness. Read our reviews of top hair loss treatments.

DHT Blockers for Male Pattern Baldness

Provillus is a two step process for treating male pattern baldness. Provillus's topical product contains prescription strength quantities of the DHT blocker Minoxidil. Step two is Provillus's dietary supplement specifically formulated with saw palmetto to block production of DHT, as well as other herbs that nourish the scalp and hair follicles. Learn more about Provillus

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