When it comes to hair loss and balding, it's no longer a problem that only affects middle-aged men or elderly women. I started seeing hair loss in my 20's and ignored it (mainly in denial). Young men are increasingly experiencing androgenetic alopecia (AGA), which is the scientific name for androgenetic alopecia in men.
On top of that, they're starting to develop the clinical signs of hair loss at an ever-earlier age. If you notice that you're losing more hair than usual—especially if it's accompanied by itching or skin irritation—there are many possible causes and treatments. Read on to learn more about why your hair might be falling out and what you can do about it.
You should also keep reading if you don’t want to undergo surgery, take medications, or wear a toupee for recovery!
#1 Sudden Hair Loss in Younger Men
Sudden hair loss in younger men is rare. However, it can be a sign of an underlying health problem and should be investigated by a doctor immediately. If you're experiencing sudden hair loss at any age, it's important to determine the cause so that you can get proper treatment and prevent future problems from occurring.
The most common causes of sudden hair loss in younger men include:
- Diet changes or deficiencies (such as iron deficiency)
- Genetics (in which case it may be hereditary - see below)
- Medications like steroids or chemotherapy drugs used during cancer treatment interfere with normal hormone levels in the body causing thinning of scalp hair over time
- Some types of autoimmune diseases such as alopecia areata cause patchy baldness around edges where there was once thick fullness prior
- Psoriasis causes scaling on skin surfaces including the scalp area where there may also be inflammation underneath surface layers due to scratching off dead cells which build up into scales under pressure along with other irritants like dandruff flakes being rubbed off onto clothing before washing machines rinse them away completely without taking away all traces so they come back next time around when wearing same type materials again.
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#2 Possible Causes of Hair Loss in Younger Men
Hereditary hair loss. This is the most common cause of hair loss in younger men and it can affect anyone, regardless of age or race. It occurs when you inherit certain genes from one or both parents that make you more likely to experience hair loss later on in life.
Traction alopecia. This type of baldness happens when your scalp is being tugged at by tight ponytails or braids, which eventually pull out hairs from their roots (and sometimes cause scarring). If you're someone who likes wearing their hair up frequently and regularly uses rubber bands or other accessories to fasten your strands together, then consider switching up how you style your 'do so as not to risk damaging them. Switching to a simple hairstyle can help young men get rid of related hair loss problems.
Alopecia areata. This autoimmune disease results in patches of the missing scalp on both sides of your head; if left untreated over time these patches will grow larger until they cover all areas where hair grows naturally--including eyebrows/eyelashes too! The only way we know how to treat this hair loss condition in young men successfully involves taking medication prescribed by a doctor.
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#3 Diagnosis of Hair Loss in Younger Men
If you're concerned about hair loss, you should see a doctor. They can examine your scalp and check for signs of inflammation or infection. They may recommend blood tests to rule out other conditions that can cause hair loss in young men, such as thyroid disorders (hyperthyroidism), diabetes, and kidney disease.
Doctors might also order imaging tests like X-rays or CT scans, which use X-rays to create detailed images of different parts of the body. These may be used to detect any underlying medical problems that could be causing or contributing to male pattern baldness in younger men
#4 Hair Loss Treatment for Men in the LGQBT+ Community
Hair replacement systems are a long-term solution and will provide coverage that is natural looking and can last several months. The LGBTQ+ community has enough stress on their body with having to deal with society and their views. We should not feel the need to constantly monitor how we look. The fact is human hair systems are the perfect choice for young men in the LGBTQ+ community who are experiencing hair loss or simply wish to experiment with their looks.
So, reach out to Lordhair and let their team tell you everything you need to know about how hair systems can be the answer to your hair loss.
Ray is a guest contributor to our blogs with an extensive background in PR. Ray loves to discuss his own hair system journey by offering insights into wearing and styling a hair system as well as providing observations on the role of hair in sexual and gender identity from an LGBTQ+ perspective. Be sure to check out more of Ray’s Diversity content.