Hereditary Baldness Comes From Your Mother, And Other Myths
Studies have shown that approximately 95% of baldness in males and about 70% in females can be attributed to hereditary genes. With those statistics in mind, let’s take a closer look at the hereditary loss of hair, among both males and females.
Contrary to popular belief, hereditary baldness among men and women is not only predominate among the white ethnic group. It has been a longstanding misconception that the white community is just about the only ethnic group that is affected by baldness. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Hereditary baldness actually affects many ethnic groups, including Asian, Latino and African American ethnic groups. The common link to hereditary baldness seems to be the fact that in all ethnic groups, baldness can be innate from both the mother’s or father’s side of the family.
Another common myth about hereditary baldness is that it comes from the mother’s side of the family. The allegory has been told throughout generations that if the mother’s father is bald, then if she gives birth to a son, he will eventually be bald as well. The truth is that hereditary baldness is caused by certain inherent issues. Furthermore, baldness could, or could not, pass over one generation.
In addition to hereditary baldness, there are many other reasons for baldness. If your baldness seems to be odd, such as your hair falling out in odd patterns, or if there is no known history of baldness in your ancestry, your baldness might be due to:
• Wearing tight hairstyles (taught pony tails)
• Hair pulling
• Hormonal imbalances
To sum it all up, yes, in many cases baldness is hereditary. If you would like to know for sure, see your physician, who should be able to pinpoint the cause of your baldness.