Tag Archives: genetics

Marital Status, Smoking, Drinking Affect Hair Loss in Women

Did you know that women who are divorced or widowed have been shown to experience more hair loss than those who are married? The American Society of Plastic Surgeons conducted studies several years ago involving identical twins which concluded that factors such as marital status, cigarette smoking, and alcohol consumption were the strongest predictors of […]

The Connection Between Men’s Hair Loss and Testosterone

Dihydrotestosterone is an androgen hormone and a by-product of testosterone. It is one of the main causes of male pattern baldness. While men can lose their hair for other reasons such as stress and illness, Dihydrotestosterone may be the leading cause of hair loss amongst men. Dihydrotestosterone in itself does not cause hair loss, but rather […]