Hair loss is one of the most commonly dreaded side effects of chemotherapy treatment. While the life-saving benefits of this form of therapy clearly outweigh any embarrassment, you might experience over losing your hair, it helps to understand why this side effect occurs and what you can do to feel better about it.
The early stages of hair loss can be discouraging, to say the least. None of us ever dream of losing our hair, and when it starts to happen, we often feel like there’s nothing that can be done but sit back and watch. Fortunately, this isn’t the case at all; hair restoration technologies and techniques have come a long way, and there are a number of safe, effective ways to regain a healthy head of hair.
By the age of 35, two-thirds of men in the United States will experience hair loss and, by the age of 50, 85 percent will have thinning hair, according to the American Hair Loss Association . Androgenetic alopecia, also known as common male pattern baldness, or MPB, can have a significant impact on these men.