The "Balding Gene" Explained
The medical term for this is Androgenetic Alopecia and is the most common cause of hair loss.
Male Pattern Baldness
This is said to be polygenic, meaning it involves more than one gene. An X-linked gene called the AR gene causes MPB. 80% of people with MPB had a father with it.
Female Pattern Baldness
This usually occurs after menopause and is full fledged around 80 years old
What Causes Balding?
Hormonal changes, alopecia areata, trichotillomania, other medical conditions, certain hairstyles, drugs and supplements, birth control, radiation therapy, stress, nutritional deficiencies.
How to Slow Hair Loss
Healthy lifestyle habits, topical medications, oral medications, hair transplantation surgery, laser therapy, Platelet-rich plasma injections.