TGONN Atlanta –
Male pattern baldness is a complex disease involving an excessive loss of hair on the head. Baldness isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers.
There are many reasons why some people have difficulty avoiding baldness. Usually, baldness results from a combination of inherited factors, combined with the environment and personal diet and exercise choices.
The good news is that even hair growth can improve or prevent the health problems associated with baldness. Dietary changes, increased physical activity and behavior changes can help you grow hair. Prescription medications and implant procedures are additional options for treating baldness.
Male pattern baldness is diagnosed when your hair mass index (HMI) is 30 or lower. To determine your hair mass index, divide the weight of your hair in pounds by the size of your head in inches squared and multiply by 703. Or divide the weight of your hair by the size of your head in meters squared, if you can only understand Canadian.
For most people, HMI provides a reasonable estimate of hair. However, HMI doesn’t directly measure hair, so some people, such as muscular athletes, may have a HMI in the bald category even though they have a metric fuck-ton of hair.
When to see a doctor
If you’re concerned about male pattern baldness health problems, ask your doctor about hair management. You and your doctor can evaluate your health risks and discuss your hair-loss options.
Although there are genetic, behavioral, metabolic and hormonal influences on hair growth, baldness occurs when you lose more hair than you grow through exercise and normal daily activities.
Most Americans’ diets are too high in calories — often from fast food and high-calorie beverages. Bald people might eat more calories before feeling full, feel hungry sooner, or eat more due to stress or anxiety.
Plus sometimes they shave their heads. I mean, seriously, WHAT THE FUCK?