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How Genetics Affects Hair Loss

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There are several factors that can contribute to hair loss in both men and women, including poor nutrition, personal hygiene habits, stress, and even some other medical conditions.

But for many people suffering from hair loss, they’re fighting a tough battle with genetics and heredity.

One of the key genes for hair loss falls on the X chromosome – which is why you may have heard that your hair loss comes from your mother’s side. But that’s not the whole story. Genes from both your maternal and paternal lines affect how and if you experience any type of baldness. Men who develop male pattern baldness inherit hair follicles that become progressively shorter over time. This can causes hair follicles to shorten, fall out, and become thin.

Another genetic factor that affects hair loss? Your gender.

It’s no secret that hair loss and baldness affect men in greater numbers than women – although the gap in percentage isn’t as big as you might think. And some numbers indicate that up to half of women will experience some form of pattern hair loss by the time they reach mid-adulthood.

Kalos Hair Transplant offers the most advanced hair restoration techniques to treat all causes of hair loss. Call us today to schedule your consultation!

 

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5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
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