I've Read Excessive Masturbation Can Cause Hair Loss, Is This True?

I read in many health and fitness websites that excessive masturbation results in hair loss, because of the release of dht hormones after one masturbates, so is that true. For that matter i've even experienced hair fall because of masturbation. Earlier my hair used to be so strong. Now if i just move my palms around my hair i can find it in my palms. Please suggest some remedies to get my hair back. I'm just 20 years old and that has made me worry about the future.Are there any natural remedies?

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While DHT does play a role in hair loss, you are most likely in the early stages of androgenic alopecia. The most common factor in hair loss for men and women is androgenic alopecia, or pattern baldness. This genetic condition makes recipients more sensitive to the hormone DHT, which miniaturizes follicles. Those with genetically weak androgen receptors thus suffer hair loss. Men prone to hair thinning and baldness experience it at a much younger age than women and at a higher percentage.

Nearly 40 million men in the U.S. suffer from some degree of hair loss, according to the American Health Journal. Pattern baldness is characterized by a well-defined pattern in men. Hair loss begins above both temples, followed by a receding hairline and crown loss. For those who experience baldness, 95 percent of them have pattern baldness as the cause. Two-thirds of men will suffer from it by the age of 35, 85 percent by the age of 50. Additionally, 25 percent of these men will experience hair loss from pattern baldness by the age of 21. If you are concerned with hair loss, I suggest scheduling an appointment with your doctor to discuss medication options or a hair transplant surgeon.


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I think I've answered over 100 questions about masturbation and hair loss on Baldingblog.

Masturbation does not cause genetic hair loss.
Your genetic make up is what determines male pattern balding.

Unfortunately, there aren't natural remedies to stop genetic male pattern balding.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Masturbation and hair loss

Masturbation is often the primary sexual outlet for young men, and this is the same age group that begins to see hair loss, so its understandable that the one would be blamed for the other. However, male pattern hair loss is genetically predetermined and hormonal mediated, and will progress unless treated with medications such as minoxidil and finasteride. Please visit a Dermatologist with expertise in hair loss to get started on treatments.

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Masturbation is not going to change your DNA and cause male pattern baldness.  Now if you are under great stress you may have some alopecia, but if it is following the distinct pattern of genetic balding and your labs are normal I would not worry about it.

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I've Read Excessive Masturbation Can Cause Hair Loss, Is This True?

No this is not true. Male pattern baldness comes from a genetic predisposition. However this has not been mentioed as of yet in the answers below. If you are taking exogenous testosterone (testosterone booster/injections/steroids) then you could speed up male pattern baldness. But this has nothing to do with your question at hand.

William Woessner, MD
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Masturbation and hair loss

Masturbation does not cause hair loss.  If that were the case, then virtually every man alive would be bald.  Genetics is the culprit.  While there is not gene therapy to reverse hair loss there are several good options such as Rogaine, Propecia, and PRP.  Of course, hair transplantation is a very effective way to treat hair loss.  We prefer NeoGraft to avoid linear scars.

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