Category: Genetics

Why is my hair falling out in patches?

There are many different types of hair loss. Not every person who is suffering from hair loss is experiencing androgenic alopecia. Another common type of hair loss is called alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is characterized by small patches of complete hair loss in certain areas. The loss can be on any part of the body, […]

Hereditary Hair Loss (Why am I the only one in my family losing hair?)

There are multiple causes of hair loss. The most common is male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. This type of hair loss is caused by Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which attaches to receptors on the hair follicles and causes thinning of the hair shafts for susceptible hairs. This type of hair loss is genetic and […]

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