I have been gradually losing hair for the past 4 years. I don’t think I lose more than the “normal” 100 hairs per day, but the consistent shedding has definitely led to a receding hairline and a significant difference in density on top versus the sides and back. As I continue to shed on a daily basis, I worry and stress about getting to a point where my hair loss becomes very noticeable. It’s like dying a slow and painful death.
Is there any way to tell whether my hair loss will stop/plateau, or is it a foregone conclusion that I will eventually lose it all?
You aren’t the first person to use the analogy comparing hair loss to death. For many men, their hair is part of their identity.
As for being able to tell whether your hair loss will stop, well, this is what I’ve been referring to as miniaturization mapping. You use a microscope to examine your scalp… then do it again in 6-12 months to see how the loss is progressing. A physician should be able to tell from there where your hair loss will end. Taking medication like Propecia could likely help halt your loss at this point (if you are male), but this needs to be prescribed by a physician and with all of this information you should be able to develop a Master Plan with your doctor for your future hair loss possibilities.