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Hair Loss Statistics


The truth is hair loss as a concept is common in many people, it does not discriminate and not one type of person will be a common factor in getting it. Hair loss in general affects roughly 35 million men and 21 million women just in the United States alone. 40 percent of men will have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35 and 65 percent of women will have noticeable hair loss by the time they are 60. Whether from Androgentic Alopecia or Alopecia Areata or hereditary, the statistics are still the same.

Androgenetic Alopecia is a very common hair loss condition that does affect both men and women, though the risk falls more in men than in females. This condition usually affects men and women over the age of 40 and women who experience pre menopause may develop this hair loss condition. This condition is pretty much a cosmetic disorder, it doesn’t affect any psychological behavior as many people may think it does.

But studies have shown that this condition works by the fact that it allows the ultra violet rays to hit the scalp and therefore it increases the amount of actinic damage, which is the radiation that causes a chemical effect. With men it may increase the risk of a myocardial infarction. Keep in mind that these are theories not facts, studies are still be conducted to determine whether these are true or not.

Androgentic Alopecia is said to occur most in Caucasian men then in Asians, then Afro Americans and then in Native Americans and Eskimos. Though all of these ethnic races it has affected, the men were 40 years of age and women were 30 years and older. Some other statistics due to Androgenic Alopecia are:

* 13 percent of pre menopausal women have had some evidence of the condition
* 75 percent of women may experience this condition 65 years of age or older.

The medical treatment for men use a minoxidil such as Rogaine for this condition as well as male pattern baldness. The other treatment is called Finasteride which is a type of steroid used to rejuvenate the hair follicles. With both treatments you must use them for at least a year before you will notice a difference. If you begin a treatment you must stay on it, any time off of the treatment will be a step back.

* 85 percent of men use minoxidil as a form of treatment
* 15 percent of men use Finasteride
* Only 5 percent of these treatments have been approved by the FDA
* 15 percent of topical minoxidil is used by women
* 85 percent of minoxidil solution is used by women
* There is only a 7 percent chance of someone reacting badly to any hair loss treatment.

The treatment for women is almost the same, they too can use minoxidil for their hair loss. Women as well as men must continue the treatment everyday for a year or they too run the risk of having to begin again and the longer you wait to use it the longer it will take for you to see results.

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