The Emotions That Come With Your Unwanted Hair Loss
Posted: April 27, 2015
Given the choice, few men would volunteer to lose their hair. Although hair loss is a physical issue, it often comes with emotional challenges.
Hair loss is seen as a sign of aging, in a culture that continually glorifies youth. When men start to lose their hair, they try to compensate for it or deny it. Changing hair color or style, wearing hats, growing facial hair — these are all coping mechanisms. Bottom line: A receding hairline can change a person’s appearance substantially.
One study revealed that men with profound hair loss were more dissatisfied with their appearance and were more concerned with their older look than those with minimal to no hair loss. This effect cut across all age groups, but it was most prominent in younger individuals (20s-30s). The causes of hair loss are often genetic, and hair replacement treatments can be costly, time consuming, and sometimes ineffective, depending on the severity and speed of the balding process.
An additional contributor to hair loss? Low testosterone. A man’s body naturally reduces the amount of testosterone it produces each year beginning sometime in the 30s. Testosterone has a hand in many body systems and functions, one being the maintenance of a full head of hair. As testosterone levels decline, hair can begin to thin.
But there is treatment in the form of testosterone replacement therapy, like the injections provided at Low T Center. With a simple blood test on your first visit, we can determine if you are a candidate for treatment.
Disclaimer: This article is made available for general, entertainment and educational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Low T Center. You should always seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.