Information on the biology of androgenetic alopecia hair loss in men and women

Male and female pattern hair loss information
 
 Hair loss biology in men

Genetics, hormones including androgens and estrogens, enzymes, androgen receptors,and possibly even inflammation all seem to have a potential role to play in susceptibility to pattern hair loss. There are also some risks of other diseases developing in association with androgenetic alopecia.











  Hair loss biology in women

So what causes androgenetic alopecia / pattern hair loss anyway? The biology of female pattern hair loss is similar to that seen with male pattern baldness, although there are a few differences due to the different levels of hormone production and differences in expression of some of the enzymes that regulate the conversion of androgens.