Hair Loss Explained in Science
It was long thought that androgenetic alopecia was linked to an overproduction of testosterone. That is why we assigned to a bald manhood over the average.
We know now that this is wrong: it is not a production of testosterone than average, but increased sensitivity of hair follicles to male hormones.
The disorder is not a hormonal disorder but an abnormal function in the skin of the scalp, causing hair loss.
The androgenic alopecia is the most common form of alopecia, it affects men but also women. It is the gradual decrease in the quality and quantity of hair, hormonal and hereditary origin.
ANDRO: hair loss comes from an abnormal reaction hair androgen (male hormones that are present also in women).
GENETIC This abnormal reaction is linked to genetic predisposition. The androgenic alopecia is excessive sensitivity of hair follicles to male hormones due to heredity, both for women than for men. It is not a hormonal disorder but a local function abnormally in the skin of the scalp that causes hair loss.