Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Androgentic Alopecia

Androgenic Alopecia is actually a fancy scientific way of saying male-patterned baldness. This article talks about the different types of genes that can cause male-pattern baldness and where it stems from. Health wise it could be how one lives their life. People that smoke, drink a lot, don't exercise, and basically somewhat live an unhealthy lifestyle are more susceptible to baldness.

Genetically, some say it could be from the mothers  side of the family since the androgen receptor is on the x-chromosome. This is not the case because there are actually a number of genes that are involved. Each chromosome basically has a gene that have been associated with Androgenic Alopecia which is what makes it so difficult to predict and figure out what solely causes it.

I thought this article was interesting because it made me think about other types of things that the body goes through. Is everything genetic? Is it caused by how one lives their life? Is it a combination of both? It fascinates me that humans have inhabited the earth for so long and there are still so many unanswered questions and things that have not been explained yet.

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