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Bald People Facts And Issues

Updated on December 19, 2013
Ving Rhames
Ving Rhames
Kelly Slater
Kelly Slater

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.

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

Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
Samuel L Jackson
Samuel L Jackson

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

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.

Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
Jason Statham
Jason Statham
Michael Chiklis
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 head because they believe it is very attractive to women.


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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I think bald is sexy and I keep on telling my hubby that from the time his hair started thinning. I also like the fact that there's no falling hair on the pillow (worst dandruff) when we wake up. Lol!

      Very interesting read!

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      icountthetimes 6 years ago

      I think when people mebrace their baldness they ooze confidence. Granted it's a look that works for some men more than others and I of course don't blame men for doing all that they can to keep their hair.