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pattern baldness is an X-linked recessive gene. Since men only have one X chromosome (XY) and females have two X chromosomes (XX) it is easier for men to no posses the dominant trait that prevents pattern baldness.

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Pattern baldness is caused by testosterone, which is produced in abundance by males and only a little bit by females.

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Q: Why is pattern baldness more common in men than in women?
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Why men go bald more than women?

The most common cause of baldness in men is testosterone. This is a hormone most women's bodies do not produce.


Is baldness more common in Anchorage, AK?

You might say baldness is more widespread in Alaska and Anchorage because there are statistically more men living there!


How do women feel about baldness?

Many women view baldness in men as sexy. And contrary to what many men believe, most women care more about what is in a man's head than what is on it. A man's personality, honesty, loyalty, etc. mean much more to women than a full head of hair on a man does.


Baldness is seen more often in men than women because?

It is related to testosterone levels.


Baldness is seen more often in men then women because?

growth hormones and the fact that women age slower than men


Why are boys more dominant in baldness than females?

The term dominant is a misnomer here as the trait is not dominant or the number of women with the trait would be much higher. Pattern baldness is a sex-linked trait. Male pattern baldness alleles are present on the X chromosome which means that only one copy of the allele is required for a male to exhibit the trait (the y chromosome, being much smaller, doesn't have the gene locus for this trait). Females must have 2 alleles for the characteristic in order to exhibit the the trait.


Why is hair falling out in males more vigorous than in females?

Genetics and testosterone levels are correlated with male pattern baldness.


What type of genetic disorder is male pattern baldness?

Androgenic alopetia (Male Pattern Baldness) is caused by a genetic sensitivity (of hair follacles) to DHT (dihydrotestosterone, I think), an androgen that controlls sex drive and hair reproduction and is rampant/necessary at birth and puberty, this sensitivity cause follicles to shink, preventing proper growth of hair, and shortening the overall lifespan of said follicles.


What is the medical term for boldness?

The medical term for baldness is alopecia. Baldness is hair loss or absence of hair, and it can happen anywhere on the body where hair grows. There are many types of baldness, each with a different cause, and it can be localized to the front and top of the head, patchy, or involve the entire head. Male-pattern baldness is the most common form of alopecia, and it affects around 50% of men by the time they reach the age of 50. It is hereditary and thought to be associated with having an excess of a certain hormone, which has an effect on hair follicles.


Why do people go bald?

Obviously, baldness can be caused by physical removal of the hair by shaving and in stress disorders or with severe anxiety, it can be being pulled out by the individuals with an emotional condition (sometimes called trichotillomania). The most common benign form of baldness is male pattern baldness that is an inherited condition from either side of the family. It is also possible for some women to have hereditary baldness, although the patterns differ from male pattern baldness. Baldness can be an infrequent side effect of malnutrition, is present in radiation treatment or poisoning, and with chemotherapy or accidental exposure to some other chemicals that cause poisoning. Additional causes are fungal diseases; thyroid disorders; braids and ponytails pulled too tight too often; physiological "shocks to the system" like major surgery, pregnancy, high fever, and crash diets. Other more rare and infrequent conditions can also result in baldness of the head as well as hair on all parts of the body, such as alopecia areata. The exact cause is unknown, but it is likely an inherited genetic disorder that may be associated with autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own hair follicles.


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Is baldness quickened by hair length or long hair?

No. Since hair grows from the root, the length of the hair makes no difference. Baldness is caused by a number of factors which are only partially understood; but the primary one is genetics.Because the main gene that determines baldness is located on the X chromosome, men (who only have one copy of that gene, good or bad) are far more likely to be affected by baldness. And in general, men wear their hair much shorter than women do.