The Hamilton-Norwood Scale is used to measure male pattern baldness. It illustrates the levels of hair loss with a visual diagram, helping to diagnose and best treat hair loss in men at every stage.
The scale breaks hair loss down into 7 distinct stages, which are:
The Norwood Scale provides a tool to help a medical team determine what you can do to reverse existing baldness or prevent future hair loss. It quantifies male hair loss into distinct measurements that are consistent around the world.
Balding is something that can occur at any age for many reasons. Various factors can contribute to male pattern hair loss. Many cases of male pattern baldness are hereditary, having to do with genetic makeup. Balding may come naturally for a lot of men with age, depending on family history.
Diet and nutrition also play a large role in hair loss or retention as the years go by. Deficiencies in vitamins and nutrients may result in hair thinning or loss over time. Medical conditions such as cancer, alopecia areata, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and grave disease also have similar effects. Furthermore, infections of the scalp area directly or sexually transmitted infections can also contribute to male pattern balding.
Hair loss is not something that is desired at any point in life. The experience can affect confidence and interfere with daily activities. As a result, it is best to find a prevention solution for further hair loss.
There are several ways to prevent future hair loss, before or after the signs have presented themselves. These include medications, various natural remedies, and hair implant procedures.
Minoxidil and Finasteride are the most popular medications to treat hair loss today. Natural remedies from hair oils to herbal teas may help prevent further hair loss, while hair transplants may be needed for excessive balding.
When it comes to hair loss and male pattern balding, it is best to get a hair transplant in some cases. While you can take measures to prevent hair thinning and loss, getting implants may be the best option for balding that has progressed towards stage 7.
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