What causes male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness is influenced by genes and the male sex hormones, also known as androgens. More specifically, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) affects individual follicles, causing the hairs inside them to become thinner and grow for a shorter period.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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