Help me doctor! I think I am thinning my hair and have DUPA?

Well, this is not an uncommon question for many people who wake up one day and look in the mirror and see what they never noticed before. Usually, it is never this bad, of course (please excuse the patient but I got him up too early to do up his hair).  Hair loss in Monkeys is common and balding in chimps are also common so humans don’t have a monopoly for this problem.  Hair serves as both a sensory organ (one feels a mosquito landing on the scalp as the hairs are often touched by the mosquito) and it is also a good radiator where wind moving through the hair allows the body to lose heat. That is why African hair is kinky as it allows air to move freely and cool the body when a man is running.  But from a cosmetic point of view, men want hair and that is why I am in this business and regardless of your race, men and society think that hair makes you look healthy and younger.  DUPA occurs when there is miniaturization all over, including the donor area (back and sides of the head) and it is very uncommon.  Too many young men who read about DUPA (Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia) think that they have it and I can’t tell you how many men call or write to me about their DUPA diagnosis without proof that it is there.

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