95% of Male hair loss is caused by this!

Ask Bosley: What Causes Balding?

What Causes Balding?

Many people experiencing hair loss may wonder what the most common cause is. Androgenetic Alopecia accounts for almost all cases of hair loss in men and women, approximately 95% to be exact. In men, this is more often referred to as Male Pattern Baldness. It is known for causing a receding hair line and overall baldness on the top of the scalp. Women, however, usually don’t go bald from androgenetic alopecia. Their hair loss is characterized by thinning of the hair, spread evenly over the entire scalp.

What causes androgenetic alopecia in the first place? Unfortunately it is not something that can easily be prevented. Androgenetic alopecia is caused by hormones, or more specifically, testosterone. Men and women both produce testosterone, although men produce more than women. This is why balding is not as significant in women. Testosterone is sometimes converted to dihydrotestosterone (commonly abbreviated to DHT), which is a male sex hormone.  DHT shrinks hair follicles which can result in the follicle not receiving the necessary nutrients or blood flow. This can cause the hair follicle to die, and as a result, will stop the growth of any 

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