Men tend to compare themselves to other men. This is especially true when it comes to problems such as loss of hair. A man may find himself comparing his loss of hair to other men he sees, men in higher places of authority in work, and probably even men with beautiful women. One of the questions many men wonder about is what the normal age is for balding in men.
Statistics are the closest thing that you can find to a normal age of baldness in men. There are statistics that show that twenty five percent of men over thirty suffer from loss of hair. By age sixty nearly two thirds of men will suffer from loss of hair. If these numbers seem scary for guys, consider the fact that women's statistics for hair loss are actually higher. By forty half of all women will have some sort loss of hair. And by age sixty five this number goes up to three quarters of all women. The difference in this though is that the way men and women lose their hair. Men tend to have loss of hair that starts out as a receding hair line. The hair loss keeps moving its way back, until it has taken away all the hair on the top of the head and possibly even the crown. It usually leaves the sidea and backs of the head untouched. In women though, loss of hair usually occurs by them losing their hair all over their head evenly, making it more like progressively thinning hair. This is why, even though statistically women have higher rates of loss of hair, it is not as noticeable as men's hair loss.
The normal age for baldness in men really is no specific number. This is because even though hair loss is more common the older a man gets, it can really happen at almost any time in a man's life and for many different reasons. One of the many reason's that a man can lose his hair is from medical conditions such as diabetes and thyroid problems. Stress can cause hair loss. Even serious trauma to the body, whether it is physical or emotional can make a man lose his hair. This could be from anything from a car crash to losing someone that is near and dear to you. It can even come from medicines. You could even lose your hair from scalp conditions ranging from dandruff to scalp and follicle infections. The most common form of hair loss is genetic hair loss or male pattern baldness. Even though this condition is typically what older men get, it can start as soon as a man's late teens.
Even though there is no normal age for baldness in men, there is plenty that can be done to treat it. There are various treatments for every form of hair loss. The first thing that must be done is to figure out what the cause of the hair loss is. From there, you just need to do a little research and you can find the right treatment so you do not have to live with hair loss.