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Can genetic hairloss be delayed or controlled?
Genetic hair loss is hair loss due to the genetic make-up of people. Everyone has genes within their body, inherited from the X and Y chromosomes of both parents. Studies have indicated that inheritance of hair loss only know risk gene for androgen receptor lies on the X chromosome, thus inherited from the mother’s genes.
Hair loss can be categorized into 2 kinds – Male hair loss and Female hair loss. For male genetic hair loss, research in 2007 has indicated that there is another gene on the X chromosome that lies close to the androgen receptor gene is important in male genetic hair loss. Region Xq11-q12 on X chromosome is noted to be strongly associated with male genetic hair loss. Gene EDA2R is noted to be the gene most associated with male genetic hair loss, and gene P2RY5 is linked to the hair structure. Of course, there are certain variants of genes that could have different results, for example baldness at birth or in other examples cotton hair. The X-linked androgen receptor is the most important gene, with a gene on chromosome 20/23 being the 2nd most important determinant gene.
For female genetic hair loss, it occurs as a result of 3 kinds of androgen hormones, namely testosterone, androsteinedione and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). These male hormones normally occur in small amounts in women genetic make-up. The hair follicles and sebaceous glands contain high amounts of a particular enzyme called 5-Alpha reductase. 5-Alpha reductases, also known as 3-oxo-5-alpha-steroid 4-dehydrogenases, are enzymes involved in steroid metabolism. This enzymes converts the testosterone within the body into DHT via the blood stream. Some people’s hair follicles on the head are genetically prone to hair loss. Overtime, these genetically proned follicles are acted upon by DHT. This hormone binds with the receptor sites of those vulnerable follicles and causes the hair follicles to weaken over time.
Having discussed the genes, it is hence shown that DHT is the source of most male and female genetic hair loss.
There are two main factors for hair loss – controllable factors and genetic factors. Controllable factors are things such as diet, sleep, work stress, alcohol, tobacco, shampoos and hair products used. Genetic factors are those inherited from your parents or even grandparents, which cannot be altered in any way. However, as Dr Arthur C. Upton said, “Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in starch can/may slow down hair loss.”
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