Hereditary Hair Loss, Demystified

True or False: If your mother’s father has his hair, you will not experience male pattern baldness. If you answered ‘True,’ we have a video that will help you understand why this age-old adage is only partially true. A this no-frills 2 minute animated video, AsapSCIENCE explains the fundamentals behind hereditary hair loss. Learn how the most common hair loss gene is inherited from the mother’s side of the family, and how this affects your chances of developing pattern baldness in the future. In this article, we also explore the many other factors that can play a causal role in hair loss. Age, hormones, stress, and more are each covered to provide a broad understanding of this complex condition.


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Everyone has a certain way in which they prefer to learn. For the bookwarms at heart, nothing is better than a thick text with lots of statistics, analysis, and references. Those who are visual learners, however, may find it more useful to learn via Infographics, or vibrant illustrations of data. For all the visual learners out there, the Miami Hair Blog excitedly offers 2 free Infographics on the most popular hair loss blog topics of 2012! Each is available through Facebook, giving readers an easy way to connect and access via computer, tablet, or smartphone device. To learn more about these topics, and for links to them on Facebook, please visit this article on the Miami Hair Blog.

PCOS and Hair Loss

PCOS is more common than many women think. With symptoms ranging from weight gain to difficulty with conception, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) can sometimes be a difficult condition to diagnose. Women are advised to seek regular health examinations to remain updated on important hormonal levels as well as general reproductive system health. Because PCOS may cause a relative rise in adrogen, it may also lead to hormonally induced hair loss. Visit this article on the Miami Hair Blog to learn more about PCOS, hair loss, and how to prevent health issues.

Birth Control and Hair Loss

Which birth control pills cause hair loss? For many women, it’s a frustrating question to consider. Prescription medicines always have the risk of causing side effects, so it’s important to speak with a physician who may help you find the best option. According to the American Hair Loss Association, women who fear hair loss should look for a birth control medicine with a low androgen index. Choosing such a medication has the ability to prevent pregnancy while also minimizing the impact of androgens like DHT, one of the main causes of hair loss. By the same token, women may also wish to avoid contraceptive pills (and other instruments) that have a high androgen index. Birth control pills that have a high androgen index are most likely to increase androgens like DHT, which may contribute to alopecia (hair loss). Learn More: For a list of the AHLA’s top 20 low androgen index birth control options, visit this article on the Miami Hair Blog.