Hair Loss Rates by Countries

Hair loss rates by countries, regions, or certain nationalities and races are actually not well researched, and yet wondered by many.

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When we wonder about the hair loss rates by countries, we do not do so to discriminate, but to rather find out if we are genetically more prone to balding.

Anrogenetic alopecia

Anrogenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness is hereditary, and it is only natural to wonder if you are more susceptible to it. It is best not to take into account any infographics and information on the internet that are not based on reliable statistics and research.

Androgenetic alopecia is seen in men, women, and children all around the world. There are a few rare scalp and hair diseases that are found in certain parts of the world, however, when it comes to androgenetic alopecia, we can say that men of all ethnicities can experience it. There has not been a comprehensive or country-based research about hair loss yet, except for a few regional statistics which show that Greek and Macedonian men are more susceptible to hair loss than some other European ethnicities. The research compared the hair loss on men in the same age groups. Though it would not be correct to suggest that this research is giving us the whole picture.

Many men in the Western parts of the world – Canada, the US, and Europe, and Middle East and Northern Africa experience androgenetic alopecia, and have a hair transplant surgery to have it treated.

Rather than country based numbers, we can say that as people age, they experience more hair loss. Millions of people all around the world seek treatment for their hair loss. As of 2010, close to 280,000 hair transplant surgeries were performed all around the world, according to a research by International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. And as of 2014, this number rose to about 400,000.

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