Category: Hair Loss in Men

Hair loss in men is much more common than hair loss in women. It is said to affect the majority of men over the age of 30. It is also very prevalent in men over the age of 21. You might be surprised to learn just how young it begins to affect men. However, the good news is that it can be treated. In this hair loss for men section of the Hair Growth Pills website we will get to the bottom of this problem. We will offer a wealth of solutions to help you cure it.

Hair loss can be a difficult thing to deal with. However, there are a number of cures out there that you can try. These will be discussed in this section and they will cover everything from medications and supplements, to simple vitamins and foods. There is so much you can do and hair loss is often just a symptom of a lack of care and attention. So, snap back into shape and do something about that baldness!

Your Hair Loss Questions Answered: Baldness FAQ

Your Hair Loss Questions Answered: Baldness FAQ

We have fielded countless questions on hair loss since we started this site. In this guide we aim to answer all of them as best we can, getting to the root of your problem in more ways than one.

Does Masturbation Cause Hair Loss?

Does Masturbation Cause Hair Loss?
Just out of shot there is a very disappointed man who realizes his frantic self pleasuring has just caught up with him.

This may sound like a random, paranoid concern. It’s the sort of thing that would only ever be asked on the internet and has no basis in truth (like most of the things on the internet). However, there is some science behind it and the answer isn’t a clear as you would expect. Nor is it as reassuring.

Ejaculation triggers a release of hormones. One of these is testosterone, which can then be converted into DHT in the prostate and testicles. This chemical then begins to circulate through your body and if it reaches your scalp and builds up, then it can inhibit hair follicles. DHT is one of the main causes of hair loss in men. It goes without saying that anything that triggers DHT is not good for hair loss.

However, unless problems already exist, such as an extreme sensitivity to DHT, then it is highly unlikely that an individual will experience hair loss as a result of excessive masturbation. It is is perfectly healthy thing to do. What’s more, it is essential in rejuvenating sperm and keeping the sexual organs ticking over. You can actually cause more problems for your body if you refuse to masturbate. In fact, the build-up of stress that results from not being able to masturbate could also trigger hair loss.

Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss?

Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss?

Another thing that can trigger an increase in DHT is the supplement creatine. This is a very popular supplement in the bodybuilding community and many young men are worried about consuming it because they are worried about thinning hair. After all, many of them are taking creatine because they want to improve the way they look, and it’s no good packing on a little muscle at the expense of your hair falling out.

It’s true that creatine can cause an increase in DHT. But it’s not DHT that’s the problem so much as how the body deals with it. If you have a sensitivity to it, as mentioned above, then creatine can cause more hair loss. But the same goes for many things. In fact, if you have that sensitivity then it’s going to be very difficult for you to stop the effect of DHT because there are so many things that can increase production.

And the more creatine you take, the higher of a risk you run. However, if you don’t have that sensitivity, then it’s unlikely that creatine will cause hair loss.

What Medications Cause Hair Loss?

Unfortunately, there are a long list of medications that cause hair loss. As a result, if you’re on a number of medications and are experiencing hair loss, it can be an ordeal to try and work out what medication is causing the hair loss or if it’s being caused by more than one medication.

The medications most commonly associated with hair loss have been listed below:

  • Anticoagulants (Warfarin, Sofarin, Heparin)
  • Anticonvulsants (Tridione, Depakote)
  • Antidepressants (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft)
  • Gout Medications (Lopurin, Zyloprim)
  • Beta Blockers (Atenolol, Propranolol)
  • Hormone Supplements (Testosterone, Birth Control)

An excess amount of Vitamin A can also cause hair loss. As discussed in our Hair Loss Vitamins article, it is important to consume a balanced diet that contains a healthy profile of vitamins and minerals. But it is possible to overdo it and to cause even more problems than the ones you are trying to fix.

How Long Does Postpartum Hair Loss Last?

How Long Does Postpartum Hair Loss Last?

We have covered Postpartum Hair Loss in the past. This is a unique from of hair loss that only occurs following childbirth. However, it’s important to note that you’re not actually losing anymore hairs than usual.

We lose hairs everyday. Well over 100 of them. Pregnancy hormones stop these from falling out naturally, which is why your hair looks and feels thicker during pregnancy. When you have the baby and the hormones get back to normal, all of those extra hairs begin to fall out. In the end, you’re left with hair that is as it should be. In some cases, women will lose more hair following childbirth. This can be a result of hormone imbalances, dietary issues, vitamin deficiencies and stress. However, for the most part it’s nothing to worry about.

In any case, the hair loss typically begins to occur three months after childbirth and is usually over before the baby is one year old.

Does Cymbalta Cause Hair Loss?

Cymbalta, which is the brand name for Duloxetine, is a drug that is used to treat depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and fibromyalgia, among other things. It can cause increased levels of serotonin and reduced levels of sodium, both of which can trigger a long list of relatively common side effects.

Hair loss is not actually listed as a minor, major common or uncommon Cymbalta side effect. However, we’re often asked whether to not Cymbalta causes hair loss and it’s a problem we have seen asked on many forums. For whatever reason, it seems that a minority of people are experiencing this issue with Cymbalta.

So yes, it is likely that it does cause hair loss, but if so, it is very rare. Typically, “uncommon” and “rare” side effects on drug leaflets refer to something that may happen to only 1 in 1,000 or 1 in 10,000 people. It is not likely that hair loss is a rarer side effect, but rather that it’s one that is simply “uncommon” and rarely gets reported. After all, short-term users are unlikely to notice hair loss if it’s minor, whereas older users may think it’s not related and users already experiencing baldness won’t be affected.

But even if that is the case, it’s still not likely to affect you. You shouldn’t avoid taking a drug just because there is such a slim chance of a side effect. If you have started the drug and are worried it’s causing hair loss, speak to your doctor. Do not simply stop taking it without consulting them first.

Does Topamax Cause Hair Loss?

Does Topamax Cause Hair Loss?

If you search for “Does Topamax Cause Hair Loss?” or similar terms in Google, you’ll find a long list of people suffering from this condition. So much so that it seems relatively common. That’s not the case. it’s still a somewhat uncommon side effect, but the sheer number of users means that there are many people suffering from this side effect.

Simply put, Topamax can cause hair loss. However, many people who have suffered Topamax related hair loss have found hair loss treatments such as the use of hair growth supplements to be effective. You can find plenty of info on such treatments here on Hair Growth Pills.

Hair Loss Due to Medication: Will it Grow Back?

Simply put, yes it will, at least for the most part. If a medication is causing hair loss then it’s probably being triggered by changing hormones; an increase in DHT; an imbalance; or by a chemical that is restricting the natural process. If you take that away then the body will be able to return to its normal rhythms.

Of course, that’s not always the case. Sometimes longer term damage may be done, especially if it has been taken for a long time.

What Causes Sudden Hair Loss in Women?

There are a number of causes for sudden hair loss in women. These are discussed at greater length in our articles on Hair Loss in Women and What Causes Hair Loss in Women. They can be hormonal, infection related, medication related or stress related. But there are many variants of each, many potential causes.

Causes of Hair Loss in Men: Stress, Hormones, More

Causes of Hair Loss in Men: Stress, Hormones, More

Causes of Hair Loss in Men

Male grooming has only really become the norm in the last decade or so. Before that, most men didn’t really pay much attention to their appearance. However, they have always stressed over their hair, worried about thinning hair, receding hairlines and grey hairs. Hair loss is more prominent in men and can cause just as much distress as in women. But what are the main causes of hair loss in men?

Causes of Hair Loss in Men

There are many common and uncommon causes of hair loss in men. These range from things that are perfectly well within your control and are very easy to manage, to things that are beyond your control and can not be stopped, treated or prevented in anyway. The first step to finding the right hair treatment is to make sure you know what’s causing your hair loss in the first place.

If you don’t, then it will be difficult to find an effective cure. You’ll waste time and money and you may be putting your health at risk. So, take a read of our list below and find out what your problem is.

Tight Hairstyles

If you have cornrows in your hair or you have a tight ponytail, then this could be the reason you hair is falling out or thinning. This is an issue more commonly seen in women, but one that men also face. You can still have these hairstyles, just make sure you’re kinder to your hair when doing them and try not to have your hair like that constantly.

The issue here is that the scalp is under constant stress and the hair is constantly being pulled back from the hairline. This speeds up the recession of hair from the hairline and can also cause hair to fall out on top. This condition is known as traction alopecia.


Hypothyroidism Causes Hair Loss in Men

The thyroid helps to regulate the hormones in the body. It releases a number of hormones and ensures these are kept in specific balance. If the thyroid is not functioning properly then it will create an imbalance of these hormones which can trigger everything from fatigue to weight loss and hair loss. This is one of the main causes of hair loss in men and one that can trigger the most drastic loss.

However, it’s easily fixed. There are medications that can be taken to regulate the thyroid and to cure this problem. Hair loss in hypothyroidism is not limited to the scalp and can cause hairs to fall out all over the body.

Autoimmune Conditions

There are autoimmune conditions whereby the body attacks the hair follicles, treating them as foreign invaders like they would a cold virus. The immune system may attack the follicles or it may damage the cells that support hair growth. This is one of the rarer causes of hair loss in men, but it does occur in a sizable percentage of the population.

In this cause, there is very little that can be done to stop it. However, the hair loss tends not to be severe and typically occurs in patches or as a thinning of the hair.


Another one of the rarer causes of hair loss in men is infections of the scalp and the skin, the most common of which is ringworm. So-called because it causes a “ring” of redness underneath the skin, this is caused by a parasite that burrows underneath.

The skin under which the ringworm has burrowed will be red and inflamed. Hair will fall out during the infection and will not grow back while it remains infected.

There are a number of treatments for infections like these. They are painless and widely available. In many cases you can treat them with a simple course of tablets. Once the infection is treated, then the hair should grow back and the problems will no longer be visible.


Medications Causing Hair Loss in Men

There are a number of medications out there that can cause hair loss. These drugs range from anxiety medications to medications used to treat epilepsy. The side effects are always listed and are typically rare, but with so many people using medication for one thing or another, there is a large potion of the population current experiencing hair loss as a result of prescription medication.

On the plus side, this hair loss is typically very short lived. The body goes through a stage of shedding the hair, after which it will begin to grow back. So, don’t worry if you begin to experience hair loss as a result of medication. There’s a good chance it will grow back without you needing to stop taking the drug.

Bad Diet

One of the most common causes of hair loss in men is a poor diet. We have talked about hair loss vitamins, hair growth supplements and more on this site. We have told you about the benefits of everything from Saw Palmetto to Vitamin D. They can help you to grow hair when it begins to fall out. But if you don’t get enough of them and are severely deficient, then they may actually be causing your hair to fall out.

Some of the most common culprits include Vitamin C, Vitamin D and B Vitamins. Protein also plays a role as the hair is essentially made up of protein. If you don’t get enough, your body will struggle to growth healthy hair. That doesn’t mean that you have to start chugging protein drinks immediately. You only need about 50 grams a day on average and this is more than enough to ensure you body has the right nutrition to grow healthy, strong hair.


Stress Causing Hair Loss in Men
This is one of the biggest causes of hair loss in men. It is one that’s becoming more and more of a problem. The stress needs to be severe for any real issues to present themselves. But if you’re putting yourself under a lot of stress at work or at home; if you’re constantly worried about your job, your marriage or your finances, then that may be a cause of your hair loss.

Take it easy, relax. You’d be amazed at what damage stress can do to your body and at how much better you will be on the whole if you just take some time out and stop worrying. We know that’s easier said than done. But if this is a major contributor to your problems then it should be the number 1 thing that you’re working on fixing.

Your hair, your heart and your mind will thank you for it.