Why do men go bald?
Baldness is hereditary and the gene is carried by the mother.
Baldness is when the follicle where the hair follicle stops
workingproperly. Testosterone, a hormone that is present in high
levels in males after puberty, is converted to dihydrotestosterone
(DHT) by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. DHT has an adverse
affect on the hair follicles. Acting on a hormone receptor on the
hair follicle it slows down hair production and produces weak,
shorter hair, sometimes it stops hair growth from the follicle
completely. This process gradually depletes your stock of hair and
is normal hair loss. DHT is produced by males and is responsible
for the formation of male sex-specific characteristics. DHT is an
important contributor to other characteristics generally attributed
to males, including facial and body hair growth, and deepening of
the voice. DHT may also play a crucial role in both sex drive and
the growth of muscle tissue.