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Baldness

What are the consequences of hair loss, when it is not an occasional but a persistent phenomenon? To answer we consult the data and statistics.

What are the consequences of hair loss, when it is not an occasional but a persistent phenomenon? Why are there so many myths and misconceptions about baldness? To answer, we consult the data and statistics illustrated in the infographic “Baldness in Italy and in the rest of the world” , created by the Helvetico Sanders Institute Trichological Center to explain in a simple and exhaustive way what baldness is and why it is widespread in a different way in the world.

What you need to know about baldness

Baldness
Baldness

The causes of baldness are many, in fact we speak of a “multifactorial process” , which implies, in humans, the presence of androgens and genetic predisposition, factors that act in many cases together with other triggering causes such as stress, bad eating habits and a too sedentary life.

Of course it is not enough to have a regular lifestyle to prevent falling, since genetics still lead to the appearance of the disorder, even if with different ages from subject to subject and with very different levels of severity.

The most common type of baldness is androgenetic and regarding this we have very detailed data for each country. Italy, for example, ranks seventh in the top 10 with 39% of bald men in the population, while the Czech Republic ranks first with 42.79%. If the values ​​among the top 10 countries do not vary greatly, there is a notable difference with the Asian countries and in particular with China, where only 20% of men lose their hair; this is due to the lower activity of the enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone), therefore baldness is rarer in Asians.

What people think about baldness

The overall perception of the phenomenon, according to the researches reported in the infographic, is that of an imperfection to be solved , worse than others (according to 65% of the interviewees); to do this, first inquire about what to do, for example on the web (59% of men searched online for causes and remedies) and asking for advice from friends or relatives who have already been there (26% did so), then you choose whether to do the hair transplant.

This is the solution that over 100,000 people have chosen in Italy in the last year, a growing trend as in the rest of the world: patients have increased by 13%, counting both those who have had a transplant and those who have undergone hair loss treatment. (we are talking about 2,083,522 people).

The myths about hair loss to dispel

The 5 fake news illustrated in the infographic are a good reason to realize that there are still many legends about the real causes of hair loss .

Among these, the idea that you have to cut your hair very short to strengthen it, or the belief that frequent shampooing is harmful (a cliché that could only make sense for those with very delicate hair), or that often wearing hat is one of the causes of the fall, when in reality there is no correlation.

To take care of your hair seriously it is advisable to do a careful analysis and identify the real causes of the fall; only in this way is it possible to obtain concrete results and no longer be afraid of hoaxes about baldness.


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