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What Is Male Pattern Baldness?

It’s been said that a mother’s father’s baldness pre-determines you to a receding hairline. It really isn’t this simple. Hormones and genetic factors are the real causes of male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss in men, and is characterised by a receding hairline and thinning on the top, or crown. Each hair on our heads has a life of 2 to 6 years, after which it falls out. A new hair replaces the former one, however on those who are balding, the follicle shrinks, leading to the growth of a progressively shorter and finer hair, until no hair grows in that spot at all. Other hair loss can be experienced due to hair falling out in patches or due to other factors not associated with male pattern baldness.

Bodybuilding Helps You Cope With Baldness

Bodybuilding Builds Traits That Can Help You Deal With Hair Loss. These traits include:

Bodybuilding Boosts Your Self-Esteem: Male pattern baldness can cause  psychological stress and a decrease in self-esteem due to a change in appearance. Hopefully, bodybuilders are not bound solely to their hair for their self-esteem. Their sense of pride in their bodies, increased strength, and accomplishments in and out of the gym should place them well to be able to rise above this decline in hair on top.

Bodybuilders Take Care of Themselves. Whilst baldness of the Male Pattern type isn't tied to diet, your hair quality can be, as can some degree of loss. Consumption of healthy fats, from supplements such as omega-3s and quality B vitamins and minerals. In particular, the B vitamin biotin, as well as the mineral zinc may help ease hair loss. Biotin is also found in a variety of foods including cooked eggs, sardines and nuts such as almonds, peanuts and pecans. Zinc rich foods include oysters, beef and milk.

Additional Tips To Help You Fight Male Pattern Baldness. If you’re confident enough to do so, shave it off. Otherwise hair weaving or pieces could be considered.  Hair transplants can fill in lost areas. Rogaine can be used topically to help with hair loss. Propecia/Proscar a prescription medicine can inhibit production of the dihydrotestosterone (DHT), thus helping to slow hair loss when taken on a continuous basis.

Bodybuilding Beats Baldness

Whilst bodybuilding can't prevent hair loss, it can assist your health, and consequently your rate of hair loss. Bodybuilding can assist you in not being dependent on your hair for your looks and self-esteem, potentially giving you the courage to even shave it all off. Many famous and admired men are admired for more than their hair, including Bruce Willis, Kelly Slater, Andre Agassi, Vin Diesel and Dr Phil, if you’re that way inclined. Confidence and having the right attitude will stand a follically-challenged man ahead of his more hirsute counterparts.

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