Is Hair Loss in Men Caused by Elevated Testosterone Levels?August 25th, 2006
Q: I was told that if men have a lot of testosterone that that’s when they lose hair. Is this true?
A: Although androgenetic hair loss is dependent upon normal levels of testosterone, it is not due to increased testosterone. It is caused by a sensitivity of the follicles to normal levels of testosterone.
So someone that is bald doesn’t have extra levels of male hormones and is not necessarily over-sexed.Related Posts:
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Topic: Causes of Hair Loss
Tags: Androgenetic Alopecia, Hair loss in Men, Testosterone Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on August 25th, 2006 at 1:57 am