The difference between female and male pattern baldness

There are many factors that cause hair loss in men and women. The main cause is DNA genetics. Remember looking at your mother’s father and noticing thinning or complete balding and you were young with a full head of hair? Step forward about 5-10 years and chances are you will follow your maternal grandfather’s male pattern baldness.

Male Pattern Baldness

Androgenic Alopecia

Official name for male pattern baldness, a dna linked characteristic that is passed from mother to child. A man can more accurately predict his chances of developing male pattern baldness by observing his mother’s father than by looking at his own father.

Alopecia Areata

A condition that causes round patches of hair loss, and can lead to total hair loss. Most of the time there are no other symptoms besides hair loss.

Telogen Effluvium

A non scaring form of hair loss or hair shedding. This is a longer duration of loss than normal shedding. It can be caused by diet, stress and aging.

Female Pattern Baldness

Hair loss in females occurs when hair falls out and normal new hair does not grow in its place. The reason for female pattern baldness is not well understood, but it may be:

Telogen Effluvium

A non scaring form of hair loss or hair shedding. This is a longer duration of loss than normal shedding. It can be caused by diet, stress and aging.

Telogen Effluvium

A non scaring form of hair loss or hair shedding. This is a longer duration of loss than normal shedding. It can be caused by diet, stress and aging.