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Is baldness always hereditary?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
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In brief: Causes of "baldness"

Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss, hair thinning, & balding.
While genetic causes (like male pattern balding) are common, other causes exist: hormones, infections, autoimmune causes, metabolic (e.g. Chemotherapy), nutrition (e.g. Vitamin deficiencies), trauma (e.g. Tight braids), neoplastic (some cancers), etc. A dermatologist can help determine the cause & discuss treatment options.

In brief: Causes of "baldness"

Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss, hair thinning, & balding.
While genetic causes (like male pattern balding) are common, other causes exist: hormones, infections, autoimmune causes, metabolic (e.g. Chemotherapy), nutrition (e.g. Vitamin deficiencies), trauma (e.g. Tight braids), neoplastic (some cancers), etc. A dermatologist can help determine the cause & discuss treatment options.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No but commonly is

Due to various of genetic expression, baldness is not always hereditary but it certainly is likely to be transmitted with varying degrees of expression.

In brief: No but commonly is

Due to various of genetic expression, baldness is not always hereditary but it certainly is likely to be transmitted with varying degrees of expression.
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