MALE PATTERN BALDNESS MP
THE HAIR SHAFT
THE HAIR SHAFT : the part of a hair projecting beyond the skin
1 hair shaft, 2 sebaceous gland, 3 epidermis, 4 dermis, 5 hair follicle, 6 hair bulb, 7 papilla
Sebum Oil : fatty lubricant matter secreted by sebaceous glands of the skin
Sebaceous gland: any of the small sacculated glands lodged in the substance of the derma, usually opening into the hair follicles, and secreting an oily or greasy material composed in great part of fat which softens and lubricates the hair and skin
What Is Hormonal Imbalances ?
Male Hormone Imbalance
The testes produce nearly 95% of all male testosterone. The balance is supplied by the adrenal glands. They also produce small amounts of estrogen. The brain produces the pituitary hormones follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) which trigger hormone production from the testes. As a man gets older, testosterone levels fall and estrogen levels tend to rise. Lower testosterone levels may affect bone density, muscle strength, body composition and sex drive. The imbalance that occurs when testosterone is low in relation to estrogen may also contribute to prostate problems.
DHT, or Dihydrotestosterone, is a hormone believed to destroy hair follicles in people with hereditary hair loss. Testosterone, a male hormone, is converted into DHT or Dihydrotestosterone in various tissues of the body and the skin. The enzyme 5 alpha reductase converts testosterone into its more potent form DHT. DHT is responsible for causing hair loss known as Androgenetic Alopecia and for stimulating the growth of body hair. DHT is not well received by male (and some female) hair follicles, cutting off blood supply which is critical to growth of new hair. Thinning and or balding process begins when this occurs, in other words DHT related hair loss. But where there is a DHT, there are also some DHT blockers, and that is the main reason why hair treatment is a must.
Symptoms of male hormone imbalance
Increased body hair
Decreased mental clarity
Decreased muscle strength
Decreased urine flow
Increased abdominal fat
Increased urge to urinate
Low sex drive