I started noticing that the hair is thinning on the top of my head. I am 45 years old and my father still has a full head of hair. My wife says that I am going bald because I always wearing a baseball cap. If I stop wearing the hat, will my hair grow back? If not, how much does it cost for hair replacement?
Bothered by Balding
Dear Bothered by Balding,
No, wearing a hat is not the reason for your thinning hair. Factors such as aging, heredity, and hormone changes are the main causes of hair loss. It has been estimated that 50% of the men will experience hair loss by age 50.
There could be other reasons for hair loss if one has a serious illness, under stress, taking medications, or has a skin condition.
You should consult with your physician about your hair loss concerns and treatment options. If you decide to get hair transplants, then get a referral for a transplant surgeon in your area.