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Is SEX related to Hair Loss???

Hair Loss is a grave problem for a number of individuals. A variety of reasons are there for hair loss.  Nonetheless, have you ever tried to ponder upon the fact that various kinds of sexual activities can also be responsible for hair loss? Let us take a look at what they are:\r\nsex-and-hair-loss

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Masturbation\r\nA head full of hair is often considered as a sign of virility. A potential reason for hair loss in men is sexual exhaustion and over masturbation.\r\nIt has been observed that due to sexual exhaustion you can have the following health issues:

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  1. Premature aged appearance
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  3. Hair thinning
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  5. Lower portion back pain
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  7. Fatigue
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\r\nThe following are the stages in masturbation that is responsible for hair loss:\r\n

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  1. Receding hair line can start at the age of 16 in men. This stage of masturbation is termed as problematic.
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  3. In the severe stage, there is sudden loss of hair. This results due to the over production of DHT hormone.
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  5. If you are addicted to masturbation, then you can face a very severe form of hair loss.
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  7. There is a stage above the very severe stage, which is extremely severe and that might lead to hair loss resulting in baldness.
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From the above stated facts we can conclude that masturbation is a body’s chemical reaction. This chemical reaction discharges a lot of hormones. When an ejaculation takes place, the hormone testosterone is triggered. The testosterone gets converted to Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. If the buildup of this hormone happens in excessive amount, then it might attack the hair follicles.

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There’s a natural solution that you can resort to. The thing that you need to do is stop ejaculating and masturbating for a few weeks. An herbal formula is helpful to reduce the DHT hormone level.

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smoking and hair loss

\r\nSome other factors for hair loss are:\r\n

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  • Drug Addiction
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  • Smoking
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  • Poor Diet
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  • Excessive stress
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\r\nsmoking and hair loss\r\n\r\nOther perspectives – Hair Loss Due to Sexual Activity\r\n

We talked about masturbation and ejaculation as one of the rarely discussed causes of hair loss. However, if you want to look at it in a very simple way, it can be stated that when too much seminal fluid is lost from the body, which is basically a protein, then that protein deficiency might lead to hair loss. Protein content is very much essential for the body. Protein is responsible for proper hair growth too.

\r\ncouple-in-bed\r\n\r\nWhat you need to know about DHT?\r\n

Well, we must all have heard about the hormone testosterone. This belongs to the androgen group and is found in mammals. It is regarded as the principal sex hormone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testosterone

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In this group, there is Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is also a sex hormone of the same category and is regarded as the king of the male androgens. This DHT is responsible for the development of the sexual organs as well as the sexual functions.

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The DHT creates an auto-immune response that attacks hair follicles. As a result of this attack the following happens:

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  1. Hair shrinks
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  3. Progressively gets thinner
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  5. Baldness creeps in
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The area where the DHT is synthesized includes the scalp, the prostrate and the testes. During arousal, testosterone gets converted to DHT. Moving on, this is directed into the receptor sites as well. The more it reaches the scalp, the hair follicles get affected.

\r\nThe production of DHT (in male) and pheromone (in female) is regarded as the mating signal. Those who are addicted to sex, for them the hormones destroy the hair follicles and hair loss is accelerated at an alarming rate. \r\n\r\nhttp://www.thephora.net/forum/showthread.php?t=82289\r\n\r\nMiniaturization\r\n\r\nYou must note that many people are immune to hair loss attack depending on their genetic factor. \r\n

People, who are prone to hair loss due to hereditary causes, might be vulnerable to the process called miniaturization. If the DHT level happens to rise in these genetically susceptible people, then the follicles of hair become continually small and disappear eventually. This kind of sensitivity is stronger at the top, crown and the front area of scalp.

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During the process of miniaturization, you need a hair surgeon to identify the stage. It can be the moderate miniaturization stage or the extensive miniaturization stage. In the early stages, the following medications can be helpful.

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  1. Finasteride (Propecia)
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  3. Minoxidil (Rogaine)
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The above can help to reverse the process of miniaturization.  However, if your hair loss has reached an advanced stage, then you must definitely opt for hair transplant.

\r\nIn the above regard, we can analyze what Androgenetic hair loss is?\r\n\r\nThere are 3 vital factors that affect androgenetic hair loss.\r\n

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  • Age,
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  • Genes and
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  • Hormone
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The Age – Hair loss is not restricted to any certain age. It might occur even after puberty or after the age of 30 in men. The process of hair loss is cyclical. At one point in your age, you might experience slow hair loss, while at another point, you might observe rapid hair loss.

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Genes – Have you not ever blamed your paternal or maternal genes for hair loss? It has been observed that the x chromosome quite steadily influences hair loss. However, hair loss is also related to the y chromosome. With regards to the genetic factor, you need to remember one thing that just due to the baldness genes present in your body, you won’t become bald. There are other chronic factors, which together can result in hair loss.

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Hormones – Our body abounds in various hormones or biochemical substances. These chemicals have quite profound effects on the body.  In this column the discussion will revolve around the same old dihydrotestosterone hormone that is directly responsible for androgenetic alopecia. This hormone is formed by the enzyme called 5-a reductase.  Note that, hair growth depends on the scalp, but hair loss is dependent on androgens.

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Thus, it is okay to lose 100 hairs per day. Nevertheless, do you know that as and when hair falls, new hair grows back to take the position? This is applicable for them who have a healthy scalp and hair follicles and maintain a proper lifestyle as well. It is true that sexual activity is responsible for hair loss to quite an extent. However, you must refer to a proper medical surgeon and get your problem diagnosed at the earliest.

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                         Do not procrastinate and start today!

\r\nImage Courtesy: http://www.herballove.com/guide/hair-loss-caused-over-masturbation\r\n\r\n 

About Dr. Maneesh

Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia, one of the renowned cosmetic surgeons in Kolkata has performed several hair transplant with successful results that has left the patients with natural looking hair without any scars. He holds his graduation degree from Kolkata Medical College and is a Master of General Surgery from PG Hospital. Later on he achieved his M.Ch in Plastic Surgery also from PG Hospital.

6 Responses to Is SEX related to Hair Loss???

  1. sanjoy mandal says:

    the above discussion was a great help for me.i am 24.iam losing hair rapidly and have almost become baldheaded.i am stressed plz suggest what to do.

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