Stressed about your thinning hair? Are you starting to bald already? How would your life be impacted if you have male pattern baldness?
If these thoughts are racing through your mind, then today’s article will be very useful to you.
To give you a preview, what we’ll cover today is an infographic on the signs of male pattern baldness, and how to cope with its psychological effects and more.
So, read on.
If you’re wondering what hints are telling you that you’re losing hair, then you got to read through this short infographic and see whether they apply to you. Sure, they may not be conclusive, but it can be informative.
After going through these signs of male pattern baldness, do most of them apply to you? Or if you already know that you’re balding, what’s next?
Most people would want to deal with it immediately with treatments.
Wouldn’t it be much better to be prepared for what’s to come as well?
These impacts of hair loss could be what you’re already experiencing. And it’s better to be well informed about aspects that you may not have known so you can tackle when the situation comes.
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How is male pattern baldness going to impact you?
Certainly, the physical aspects are apparent. Having thinning hair, receding hairline, and a diminishing crown are what you could end up with.
What can be even more worrying?
The psychological effects of Baldness in Men
In a research done on 1536 men aged 18 to 45 years old, here are some of the findings of impacts that men face:
- Lower self-esteem
- Reduction in personal attractiveness
- Fear of becoming bald
- Feelings of depression
- Reduced self-confidence
It is clear that these psychological effects can be a burden that most males carry around once they’re starting to lose hair.
But it does not even end there.
These effects are extended to the different areas of life such as relationships, career, emotions and social life, etc.
This may be a huge problem to your well being if it’s not handled well.
Luckily, there is one thing you can do.
How to deal with the psychological effects of Thinning Hair?
Psychological effects of male pattern baldness are derived internally.
What does it mean?
Nothing else created them but you. You are the one who created them in your mind.
Most of the time, we go with the flow with whatever thoughts and feelings come to us naturally.
And if these continue, it becomes a habit and then shackled by it.
But the thoughts and feelings are what we can control.
We can choose to drown in our sorrows or to focus on other greater aspects of life. We usually opt to go the easier route and that is to participate in the effects that balding bring that we forgot about our strengths in other areas.
So, what can you do?
List down your strengths.
Whenever you’re feeling a lack of confidence, low self-esteem and depressed, immediately shift your focus to these strengths. Don’t just think about them. Feel them in your bones.
I understand that it takes some effort at the beginning to ignore or diminish these thoughts and feelings from the impacts of hair loss, but the more you try to refocus, the easier it gets.
You know your worth.
What are your views?
Eileen Moore is a writer for HairVerve, a blog dedicated to provide all information on hair loss. Relying on thorough research, she covers a wide array of topics, tips and advice so that her readers can combat thinning hair. Check out the latest article on the evaluation of different hair loss cures.