Hair loss among younger people in China is a growing problem, according to a hair transplant expert who says unhealthy lifestyles and stress are at the root of it.
"Most people these days seeking hair transplants are in their 20s and 30s," said Wu Wenyu, a professor at Shanghai's Huashan Affiliated Hospital of Fudan University, told Pear Video.
According to Wu, people born in the 90s make up around 36 percent of hair loss treatment cases, while those born in the 80s make up 38 percent. Even teens are losing their hair. "My youngest patient was only 15 years old."
Wu explained that while balding is often hereditary, accelerated hair loss is closely related to daily habits and work stress.
"For example, a lot of young people like sleeping late, as well as have unhealthy diets and anxiety over work, all of which intensify hair loss."
These habits can result in weight gain and changes in hormone levels, which are both also important factors.