Hair Loss Types

What are the Causes of Androgenetic Alopecia?

Causes of Androgenetic Alopecia in Men

Genetics is thought to be one of the causes of hair loss. People who have a family history of baldness are likely to suffer male pattern hair loss. Also, the male sex hormones known as androgens are linked with male pattern hair loss. In some cases conditions like cancer, the thyroid can be the reasons behind the occurrence of male pattern hair loss. Use of some of the medicines can also result in male pattern hair loss. Thus it is important to see your doctor if you observe hair loss after taking medicinal treatments and if you are suffering from other health issues.

Causes of Androgenetic Alopecia in women

Hair loss in the condition of female androgenetic alopecia occurs usually because of the genetic predisposition of the women to the condition. Following are some other causes of female androgenetic alopecia:

  • In case you suffer from acne or abnormal hair growth, then you are susceptible to suffer female androgenetic alopecia due to your hormonal issues.
  • Use of birth control pills can cause female androgenetic alopecia.
  • Pregnancy is a common cause of hair loss due female androgenetic alopecia.
  • Post-menopausal hair loss is common due to female androgenetic alopecia

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