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Are testosterone levels related to baldness in men?

Asked by shenly (19points) November 17th, 2006
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bhs's avatar
They must be, right? Doesn't the testosterone interact with the follicle to cause pattern baldness? Not that I obsess about this.
bhs's avatar
I think I'd rather have working balls than hair on my head, though. Life is all about compromise.
bhs's avatar
why doesn't fluther have a feature to retract a comment?! :)
shenly's avatar
if so, then is testosterone also related to female baldness?
benjiwitz's avatar
Yes... aside from genetics... baldness is caused by more testosterone.
joshiewitz's avatar
well that explains a lot
burlapmellish's avatar
Yes, testosterone is related to baldness in both males and females. It is the primary reason for male baldness. Hair loss can also be caused by stress, radiation treatment, and many medicines (Depakote being the most widely used).
omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar
i have seen studies that show that male baldness is actually an inherited trait, and it's inherited from your maternal grandfather (your mother's father).
ALM's avatar
a great show on testosterone:
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ccauthen's avatar

I’ve heard it’s an old wives’ tale – like saying small-chested women have a stronger sex drive.

raven860's avatar

@omfgTALIjustIMDu I have heard that its a combination of hormones and genes inherited from either side of you parent’s families. You must have the hormones and one bald gene from either side not just your maternal.

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