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hey guys, heres my situation. Absolutely no one in my family is bald except for one uncle who went bald at like the age of 40. Im 19 and my hair is getting thinner. Ive always had thin hair but now its getting worse. I dont think its genetic and the only thing i can think thats causing it is that im a gym rat and could it possibly be the whey protein i take daily thats possibly effecting my DHT lvls? If any of you guys can give me any kind of feedback it will be much appreciated. If not, do any of ya'll know a website were i can find a hair specialist around my area. Thank you in advance

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hey guys, heres my situation. Absolutely no one in my family is bald except for one uncle who went bald at like the age of 40. Im 19 and my hair is getting thinner. Ive always had thin hair but now its getting worse. I dont think its genetic and the only thing i can think thats causing it is that im a gym rat and could it possibly be the whey protein i take daily thats possibly effecting my DHT lvls? If any of you guys can give me any kind of feedback it will be much appreciated. If not, do any of ya'll know a website were i can find a hair specialist around my area. Thank you in advance

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Why would whey protein affect your DHT levels? Do you know what DHT is?

 

Your balls are affecting your DHT levels. So are your adrenals. So are your levels of 5-alpha-reductase. This is all genetic.

 

If you've got an uncle who is bald, then that gene is in there somewhere.

 

Also, protein supplementation is the biggest scam of all time. Unless you're a heavy-duty endurance athlete like Lance Armstrong, who works out for like six hours at a time, or if you are a serious burn victim. If you're just a dude who works out at the gym, there is probably no reason to supplement protein.

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Meat

 

Been taking protein suppliments for 30 years and probably the next 30.

 

As far as i'm aware protein is good for your hair, so only 2 things will make you lose hair, MPB and some illness/stress!! So blame it on your uncle, and go mix a protein shake!!

 

All the best

 

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meat,

I agree with clive and ramius, but the best thing you could do is to find a dermatologist in your area. That will put your mind at ease and identify any condition that may be causing hairloss. If you're thinning hair is due to MPB, then you're at the right place and by getting on some meds now, you can do something about it early!.

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Question for everyone:

 

Genetics cause MPB because your genes dictate whether your hair is negatively affected by DHT. Correct?

 

Also, DHT levels result from excess Testosterone being converted to the chemical DHT. So, isn't it true that someone who stimulates large amounts of testosterone through heavy and consistent weight lifting, AND whose hair is genetically susceptible to DHT, be at a higher risk to develop MPB and at a younger age?

 

I'm not saying just lifting weights will cause MPB. I'm saying people (most men) who will at one point be affected by MPB in their lives; lose more hair at a younger age if they lift heavy weights than if they don't?

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thanks for the feedback, its just when i look at my family, it doesnt seem to be genetic. So im worried that something is wrong with me. Like i said before ive always had kinda thin hair and i noticed when i began to workout and take supps such as protein it got worse. Anyways im probably just gunna try one of those thikining shampoos.

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Too young

 

Having been in the gym business for many years i will give you my thoughts on your question.

 

Gym training/bodybuilding will not with normal protein/vitamin supplimentation, increase MPB.

 

However i do suspect that the use of Anablic steroids, esp tetosterone based oral drugs, will!! That is my experience from watching long term customers from both camps.

 

Exercise is good for your body, and will improve self image, esp if your follicles are deserting you!! as a previous poster on another thread said

"If you've got a 50" chest and 20" arms, the girls won,t notice your lack of hair.!!"

 

all the best

 

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My dad has a full head of hair but I do not.

 

One of my step brothers has a full head of hair while the other stepbrothers hair is basically see through. Their biological dad has a full head of hair.

 

I know genetics plays a role but I wonder why it effects some in the family and not others.

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Originally posted by wantego:

I know genetics plays a role but I wonder why it effects some in the family and not others.

It's called meiosis, which is the "shit happens" of molecular biology and genetics. And there are tons of things that can contribute to how much affinity you might have for hair loss (or whatever). It is rarely just one gene or base-pair.

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alright i just talked to my brother today and he said that he was thinning at 22 and used propica or whatever its called and he said he got hair back and after 4 months he stopped using it, now he is 30 and he has a full head of hair. I thought that you loose the hair you grew, after you stop using the product.

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Meat that doesn't sound like propecia at all. Usually... Actually always when you stop taking the meds you lose what you gained and then continue balding to whatever you are destined to bald to. Talk to a dermatologist and get some concrete info...

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Hair loss is really a crapshoot. Genetics plays a huge role, of course. But it is possible to have everyone in your family have no loss, while you have tons, and vice versa. There are multiple genes involved, so it is not easy to predict who will get the loss and who won't. Some of the genes reside on the X chromosome, which explains why people try to look at "their mother's side of the family" for clues.

 

If you are a guy, you have 1 X chromosome, which you got from your mom. But the problem is, you can't just go and look at her dad and expect to have similar loss. There is only a 50% chance that you got that chromosome, because your mom had 2 different ones to potentially pass along. You would have to evaluate everyone from that side of the family for any valuable info.

 

There are other factors which also can lead to hair loss, such as endocrine disorders (i.e. thyroid, etc). Certainly anabolic steroids make one very prone to losing hair rapidly. However, simply working out a lot will not significantly elevate your DHT levels or cause you to experience hair loss.

 

Bottom line is you probably still have pattern baldness with DHT as your culprit. However, it would be a good idea to go to your primary care doctor at some point for a check up and basic labs (which would check your thyroid, anemia, etc.)

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I remember looking at my grandfather (mom's dad) in his coffin at 78 years old, and he had the hair of a damn 21 year old! My mother has to get hers periodically 'thinned' and she's now 70.

 

My dad has been bald since he was 26.

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Originally posted by Dr. Brandon Ross:

Hair loss is really a crapshoot. Genetics plays a huge role, of course. But it is possible to have everyone in your family have no loss, while you have tons, and vice versa. There are multiple genes involved, so it is not easy to predict who will get the loss and who won't. Some of the genes reside on the X chromosome, which explains why people try to look at "their mother's side of the family" for clues.

 

If you are a guy, you have 1 X chromosome, which you got from your mom. But the problem is, you can't just go and look at her dad and expect to have similar loss. There is only a 50% chance that you got that chromosome, because your mom had 2 different ones to potentially pass along. You would have to evaluate everyone from that side of the family for any valuable info.

 

There are other factors which also can lead to hair loss, such as endocrine disorders (i.e. thyroid, etc). Certainly anabolic steroids make one very prone to losing hair rapidly. However, simply working out a lot will not significantly elevate your DHT levels or cause you to experience hair loss.

 

Bottom line is you probably still have pattern baldness with DHT as your culprit. However, it would be a good idea to go to your primary care doctor at some point for a check up and basic labs (which would check your thyroid, anemia, etc.)

 

Yea Doc thats why imma go check it out with my doc because i wanna know if i have any thyroid problems or anything of that nature. I have one question, if i were to go on propecia and lower my dht, i know it will effect me in the gym but do you think going to the gym more often would elevate my test lvls so that i can be as strong as i was before going on meds?

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