We’re not talking about overbearing mothers who push you to the point of wanting to rip out your own hair with all of their nagging and ‘well-meaning advice’. We’re talking about actual genetics that may, in fact, be linked to your hair loss.
Over the years, people have come to believe that if a man suffers from male pattern baldness, it is likely all thanks to his mother’s genes as opposed to his father’s. Well, Hair Clinic International is here to bust the myth.
It’s time to start cutting mom some slack!
The main reason why this myth came about was due to the fact that a key gene for baldness was found on the X chromosome (always supplied by a man’s mother). However, when studies were conducted to prove that baldness is all mum’s fault, it quickly came to light that if baldness exists anywhere in a male’s family, not just on his mother’s side, the chances are much higher that he will suffer from it too. For example, if a man’s father went bald at an early age, he too has a higher chance of suffering the same ‘fate’ compared to other men whose fathers still had a full head of hair.
At the end of the day, while genetics obviously do play a large role in hair loss (this is obvious thanks to many twin studies that have been conducted where both twins suffered hair loss at similar times), there are also other external factors that can make the problem worse. Psychological factors, like stress, and lifestyle factors such as eating a poor diet, as well as smoking and drinking in excess, are all hidden culprits that really should be getting more bad press than dear old mum is at the moment!
Luckily, if male pattern baldness is becoming a concern of yours, it is easy to treat with hair regrowth therapy. Laser therapy, mesotherapy and platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) are all excellent options to consider. For more information, or to book your complementary consultation with one of our experts, contact Hair Clinic International today.