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Bald People Facts And Issues

Updated on August 1, 2021

Facts about baldness

Hair loss affects men more than women. According to a study in Victoria, Australia, 75% of men and and per cent of women aged 80 and over lose their hair. This % increases with age. In America, 40 million men and 30 million women are affected by baldness. Baldness can be total or partial.

On average, we lose anywhere from 50 to 100 hairs each day. This is normal.

More than 50 percent of women experience balding.

By 50 years of age, about 85 percent of men are balding, according to the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA).

In 25 percent of men who have genetic-related hair loss, it starts before they are 21 years old, reports the AHLA.

What exactly is balding?

Balding is due to excessive hair loss from the head. The term “balding” is commonly used to refer to androgenetic alopecia (permanent hair loss from the scalp, causing baldness), or male or female pattern hair loss.

The hair growth cycle typically includes three phases:

Anagen phase. The anagen phase of hair on the scalp, or growing phase, lasts about 2 to 4 years. Approximately 90 percent of the hair on your scalp is in this phase.

Catagen phase. During the catagen phase, the hair follicles shrink over 2 to 3 weeks. It’s also called the transition phase.

Telogen phase. In the telogen phase, or resting phase, the hair sheds after 3 to 4 months.

When hair falls out at the end of the telogen phase, new hairs grow in. But when there is more hair loss than growth, balding occurs.

What are the symptoms?

Since the term “balding” is almost exclusively used to describe androgenetic alopecia, the typical symptoms include:

· thinning on top of the head

· receding hairline (in men)

· widening hair part (in women)

What are the symptoms of a receding hairline?

For men, a receding hairline can start any time after the end of puberty. By the time many men reach their late 30s, they have a receding hairline. The process usually starts above the temples.

From there, the hairline moves back across the top of the head. This often leaves a ring of hair around the top of a bare scalp. Thinning hair may continue to grow on top.

A receding hairline can also begin above the temples, but hair in the middle may stay closer to the forehead. This V-shaped hair growth in front is often called a “widow’s peak”.

The sides and back of the head can eventually become bare, though many men are usually left with some hair unless they shave it all off. In women, the sides and back are typically spared, but the part widens over the top of the scalp and thins considerably.

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Ving Rhames
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Kelly Slater

Causes of hair loss in women

There are a multitude of reasons why women lose their hair. The cause are:

  • medication suxh as fertility drugs
  • infections
  • chemicals used in treatments
  • long term illness
  • surgery
  • actions of hormones
  • hereditary, which is the most common reason
  • pregnancy
  • weight loss very quickly
  • stress
  • anemia
  • skin conditions
  • cancer

Causes of hair loss in men

The causes of hair loss in men can be similar and different from the causes in hair loss in women. Some of these causes are:

  • chronological age is the main reason
  • medication for cholesterol, heart desease, etc
  • stress for long periods
  • unhealthy scalp
  • a male hormone called androgens
  • treatments for infections
  • genetics
  • mites which live in oily scalp

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Bruce Willis
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Samuel L Jackson
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Psychological effects of baldness

Baldness is a very sensitive issue for both sexes, but more so for women. Women associate hair health with being attractive, feminine and beautiful. On the other hand, men associate hair with vigor, youth, attractiveness and good looks.

Baldness can cause stress to those involved because of the body image and appearance. It can isolate people and can damage self-respect.

People can judge you differently if you are bald. My ex partner's mother did not want to see her son for many years mainly because of him being partially bald. She constantly tried to convince him to have hair transplant. She told him that she was embarrassed that her son is bald. It took many years and her getting old and sick to finally accept her son.

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Vin Diesel
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Jason Statham
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Michael Chiklis

Treatment of baldness

There are a few treatments for baldness if it is not hereditary. A few are listed below:

  • reduce stress
  • treatment of causes of baldness
  • medication
  • healty sclap environment
  • drugs
  • different products clinicaly approved
  • hair transplant

Good News For Bald Men!

The good news for bald men is:


A lot of men shave their heads because they believe it is very attractive to women.


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