Is Male pattern baldness down to luck sometimes?

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05 Apr 2021, 9:04 am

Can some people just be unlucky and have pattern baldness even if there is no history of male pattern baldness in the family?



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05 Apr 2021, 9:19 am

It has less to do with "luck" and more to do with genetics, but yes. There's strong evidence that baldness is a recessive gene trait.



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05 Apr 2021, 9:42 am

uncommondenominator wrote:
It has less to do with "luck" and more to do with genetics, but yes. There's strong evidence that baldness is a recessive gene trait.



What does recessive gene trait mean?



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05 Apr 2021, 5:15 pm

A "recessive trait" is something that both parents must have to pass these "traits" onto you.

I've had a receding hairline since my late 20s.

Many balding men shave their heads, and look pretty good.



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07 Apr 2021, 11:46 pm

I'll let you know.

Last I heard, you're supposed to take after your mother's father...but in my case, so far, so good.

I do have some widow's peak (since my teens), and I think I notice just a little bit of thinning at the front maybe lately? But maybe it's just in my head. I don't notice anything half as drastic as others in my family.


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07 Apr 2021, 11:52 pm

From what I have read, balding also has to do with Testosterone level.

Interestingly enough LOW Testosterone can cause balding
and High Testosterone Level also speeds up the balding process.
So I guess it is important to keep your levels checked so that it neither drops too low or gets too high.

Some guys however appear to not be affected even with a history of abusing anabolic steroids for some time.
An example of this is the super famous Arnie.