What are the causes of hair loss in 20s in male?


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There was a time when our father’s use to get baldness at their 40s or after 40s. But nowadays men are inching towards hair loss in their early 20s. Earlier it was very rare to see baldness in the 20s, but recently it has turned rarity into the trend of getting baldness. And it could be due to many reasons. So let’s see what are the causes of hair loss in 20s.

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Hair loss is a continuous process there are many different various reasons for hair loss. Like hormonal changes, nutritional deficiency, genetic factors, environmental changes, stress, etc. Most of the time in male pattern hair loss androgen hormone + genes contribute causing hair fall.

Causes Of Hair Loss

Let’s see what are various reasons which cause hair loss:

  • DHT(Dihydrotestosterone)

Individuals who are suffering from baldness, male pattern hair loss or hair thinning has more androgen receptor, as compared to those who have thick and dense hair. Whoever is suffering from baldness DHT gets attach to the androgen receptor in the hair follicle. Therefore it leads to miniaturizing of thick hair into vellus hair. 

  • Heredity

If in the family any individual already has baldness, then there are more chances of getting baldness. This type of baldness is known as Male pattern baldness (when occurs in a male) or female pattern baldness (when occurs in female). And generically known as Androgenetic alopecia.

  • Stress

It can be of 2 types, it can be Emotional stress and physical stressStress is not the actual cause of hair loss, but stress can trigger hair fall. Emotional stress during 20’s can be because of several reasons such as exams, job, breakup, death of a loved one, etc. Physical stress can be due to any kind of physical trauma such as surgery, car accidents, severe illness. This kind of hair fall is also known as Telogen Effluvium.

  • Weight Loss

Losing your weight is good, but sudden weight loss due to a crash diet causes a vitamin and mineral deficiency. And this leads to hair fall and hair thinning. 

  • Hairstyling

If you do frequent hair treatment such as hair straightening or smoothing. Or even use harsh hair products like gel and even frequent heating to your hair can cause hair fall.

  • Pollution

Every day facing pollution can cause an unhealthy environment for you as well as can cause hair fall.

  • Anabolic Steroid

Most of the people who are gym lovers or athletes use anabolic steroids to bulk up muscle, and this anabolic steroid causes hair fall.

  • Hypothyroidism

Individuals who are suffering from Hypothyroidism have an underactive thyroid gland. But when this thyroid does not pump out enough hormones, it causes a hair fall. 

  • Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune-related hair loss. Which caused due to the immune system. In this condition the body gets confused and the body’s own immune system thinks that hair is a foreign body in the body and it targets hair.

  • Trichotillomania

It is a psychological disorder which is also known as impulse control disorder. Individuals who are suffering from Trichotillomania have a habit of pulling their hair out.

  • Medication and Supplements

Individuals who are on an antidepressant, blood thinner medicine, beta-blocker medicine, methotrexate, lithium, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs might see hair fall. Because these medicines can promote hair fall.

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Treatment For Hair Fall

As we have seen what are many causes of hair loss in 20s, let’s try to know what are the treatments prescribed to treat hair loss. There are many new treatment modalities available for hair loss such as Mesotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Low-level laser light or medicines such ad Minoxidil & Finasteride to treat the hair loss. These treatments and medicines help to give very nice results for your hair loss problem. And always remember we can preserve your hair but you have to maintain it, no treatment can generate your new root. But all these treatments can definitely help to save what you have and help to give you good density. So don’t worry your problem can be controlled but you have to get your consultation done.

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I hope I have tried giving all the information regarding what are the causes of hair loss in 20s in males and different treatment modalities to treat it. 

Thank you for reading!

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