4 Comments

  1. Jerry Ginsberg
    March 31, 2011 @ 2:13 am

    I had diffuse thinning all over my scalp at age 30. But, I had enough to cover if I combed it right. Today I am 60 and have as much hair now as I had at 30. And, my dermatologist told me when I was 30 that many young people with diffuse hair loss stabilize and never go bald. So, he was right in my case. I have significant thinning but when combed right, it is almost unnoticeable. So, diffuse thinning can be the best hair loss for men as opposed to the typical male pattern loss. So, diffuse hair loss can definitely stop by itself. Thinning does not mean balding. It can stop.

  2. David (TakingThePlunge)
    April 1, 2011 @ 3:41 am

    Jerry,

    Congratulations! I believe that when it comes to hair loss there are simply no rules, only norms. For the vast majority of hair loss sufferers, androgenic alopecia is a progressive disorder.

    Count yourself as one of the lucky few who did not experience further balding.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  3. Fred
    April 30, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    Article is spot on as far as time goes. I had always heard it would happen early if it was going to happen. Almost overnight it seemed to come out of nowhere around 40. Same thing for a friend too.
    So this age is actually pretty common? Any medical explanation for it to begin so late? Thanks

  4. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    May 1, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    Fred,

    Unfortunately, hair loss is still a bit of a scientific mystery. While we know many of the players involved (hormones, pathways, etc), we still don’t know exactly what brings hair loss on or why it occurs early versus late. Altogether, it’s likely genetic programming, but it could have been “brought on” (meaning it was inevitable, but started by a certain event) by some sort of stressor.

    If you’d like more information on battling the hair loss, feel free to research on our hair loss discussion forums (www.hairrestorationnetwork.com)

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

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