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    What is a normal age to experience hair loss?

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    Dr Andrew Kim

    Cosmetic Physician

    Dr. Ahnsup Kim of Advance Beauty Cosmetic Surgery practice asian cosmetic surgery procedures including rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and hair transplant in Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney … View Profile

    Losing hair is a natural process. In fact we lose hair everyday because each strand is at a different phase of hair growth. About 90% of hair is growing, while 10% of it is resting, and this is a point in time in a hair’s life cycle where it falls off. But there comes a time where hair loss exceeds the number of hairs that are growing, leaving a person with bald patches or even a full blown hair loss.

    Hair loss often comes later on in life especially with men. But in some rare occasion there are times when individuals lose it early on. In fact WebMD reports that 85% of males already show visible signs of thinning at the age of 50. This goes to show that hair loss in the male population is indeed highly common. 

    Unbeknownst to common knowledge, old age is not the only cause for hair loss and heredity may also bring this out. But one of the causes that results to this devastating change is the hormone called dihydrotestosterone or DHT and PGD2 or Prostaglandin D2

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