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How do your genes affect hair loss patterns?

By February 28, 2019Blog
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Is it true that hair loss is hereditary?
Will I go bald like my father?

If you have these questions doing the rounds in your head then you must know that it is quite true!

We often inherit a similar amount of genetic information from our parents and our parents’ genes are responsible for our likelihood, and these inherited hereditary factors affect us throughout our lives. About 95 genes present in our DNA are called imprinted genes and have a parent-of-origin effect. If a mutation occurs in these genes, it causes several diseases and autoimmune disorders.

A full head of hair represents youth, virility and self-confidence in an individual. As ageing occurs, we often suffer from progressive hair loss. Advanced studies have concluded that hair loss is caused by various factors such as genetics, altering skin and scalp conditions, hormonal imbalance, lifestyle factors, stress and ageing. Millions of people around the globe experience the problem of baldness, falling and thinning of hair as they age. Hair loss generally initiates from the 20s and 30s, and in ladies, the progression of hair loss is most recognisable after menopause. The ailment is known as androgenetic alopecia and, in men, male-pattern baldness.

Male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), causes “U-shape” balding like patch in men which is one of the most common types of hair loss. The primary cause of this condition is the change in genes and genetic factors. Apart from genetics, if you maintain poor lifestyle habits like poor diet (lacks protein, zinc and biotin), low iron levels, smoking, alcohol intake and stress, can also cause early onset of such hair loss problems. Genetic variation in father genes can affect the child more as humans inherit more genetic information from their father.

In some rare cases, mutation and variation in Androgen Receptor gene located on the X chromosomes that is carried out by mother to son, also cause early baldness in man.

Hair loss is a distressing condition as it can affect your personality. It also affects your level of self- confidence, develops a fear of being rejected and also triggers stress which can create a negative impact on your life.

What you must know is that hair loss can be treated effectively with hair transplant surgeries even when it’s caused by genetic factors. Hair is the defining feature of one’s personality and must provide it with immediate aid. If you are experiencing hair loss, hair thinning or the hairline is reducing seek expert advice of Dr. Sajal Halder. At Orange Tree Health with proper diagnosis by certified hair transplant surgeons we can provide you with the best hair loss treatment in Delhi. We have various solutions available to treat all kinds of hair-related concerns and curate tailor-made procedure for specific individual needs.

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