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Symptoms of Hair Loss

Common symptoms of male hair loss

The symptoms of male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) show up differently for different people, including a receding hairline or thinning on other areas of the scalp.

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If left untreated, symptoms of male hair loss can worsen to take the form of a horseshoe. 

Awareness of the early signs of hair loss is essential to seek the best treatment for your individual needs. Learn more about treatment options with hub.health.

Understanding the appearance of hair loss symptoms

Hair loss can occur in patches or over the entire scalp. Depending on the cause of hair loss, early signs of hair loss to look out for include gradual hair thinning, receding hairline, balding scalp, sudden loosening of hair, and scaling of the scalp.

Beginning as hair thinning at the temples or hair receding along the hairline, male pattern baldness continues to take the shape of a bald spot on the crown of the head.

The signs of hair loss

As a man, hair plays an essential role in one’s self-image. So, the experience of hair loss can be psychologically damaging, often leading to personal, social, and work-related problems. By being aware of the first signs of hair loss, regrowing hair is possible while preventing further hair loss.

Hair Shedding

More hair is falling out than usual

Losing between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day is normal, so spotting a few loose hairs on your pillow usually isn’t anything to phone the doctor about.

If you start to notice excessive shedding, or more hair falling out than what is expected, however, it’s a good idea to chat with your doctor about the best hair loss treatments and products.

Although it can be alarming to notice the first stages of hair loss, it’s important to remind yourself that there are effective treatments available to prevent shedding in the future.

Your hairline is starting to recede

A receding hairline is one of the first signs of hair loss.

Beginning as hair thinning around the temples, a receding hairline will gradually spread over time to resemble an “M” shape along the forehead. A receding hairline is one of the most noticeable signs of hair loss that men will try to disguise with creative hair styling techniques and headwear.

With several clinically proven hair loss treatments now available, wearing a hat 24/7 is no longer the best way to treat hair loss in men.

Stress-related Hair Loss
Receding Hairline

The scalp becomes more visible

Male pattern baldness is a genetic condition that typically worsens with age. Hence baldness typically correlates with older generations of men.

Once a full head of hair reveals bald spots on the scalp, that hair loss will likely continue to the point where the remaining hair resembles a horseshoe shape.

The sooner hair loss is treated, the higher the chance of regrowing hair.

When to seek help for male pattern hair loss

Primarily the result of family history and increasing age, male pattern baldness affects up to 50% of men at some stage in life. See your doctor if you notice:

  • Sudden hair loss
  • Hair thinning
  • Hair balding
  • Random bald spots
  • More hair loss than usual when combing or washing your hair
  • Distress or anxiety caused by hair loss
  • Other symptoms alongside hair loss

It’s time to look after your health

Accepting hair loss may be difficult, but treating hair loss is simple with your hub.health medical team on standby to prescribe proven hair loss treatments for men.

Hair loss FAQs

How does hair loss treatment work with hub.health?

hub.health uses a secure digital health platform to provide discreet, convenient, and affordable access to hair loss treatment from an Australia-based medical team, all from the privacy of your home.

After completing the online questionnaire, your assigned clinician will determine if you’re a candidate for hair loss treatment. If you’re successful, we’ll organise fast delivery to your door (we’ll even manage your repeats when they’re due). If your clinician identifies a potential risk in issuing hair loss treatment, they’ll likely refer you to an in-person GP for further review.

What hair loss treatments do you offer?

The hub.health medical team issue prescription medication to treat male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia). Prescription hair loss medication helps to maintain current hair volume while preventing further loss and potentially regrowing hair in areas where it has been lost.

Our clinicians may also prescribe Minoxidil 5% non-prescription as a topical or capsule treatment, which has been proven as one of the most effective treatments for hair regrowth. Your hair loss treatment will be specifically tailored to you, so make sure you don’t share with anyone else, even if they claim to have the same condition as you.

How long does it take to see results?

Hair loss treatment programs can take 3 to 6 months of daily use for visible changes to occur, and up to one year for maximum results. Like all medications, results vary from person to person based on individual circumstances.

Can I speak with my assigned clinician at any time?

Of course! Our online platform enables ongoing support whenever you need it. To chat with your medical team, log into your profile, head to the ‘Products’ tab and select ‘Manage Treatment’. This is where you can message your clinician.

Our team is also available at [email protected] Drop us a line, anytime.

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