July 13 2012, 10:46 am PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
doctor Rassman, How come there are people who have BPH or even prostate cancer and still have a full head of hair? We know DHT is a cause of an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer, and DHT causes hair loss as well. There are so many people with a full head of hair that get BPH and prostate cancer and then there are bald people who don’t have prostate problems at all. What is the connection there? I am kinda confused. So some people don’t have the genes for hairloss and have the genes for BPH and then DHT does its work?
Let’s make it simple –
Genetics cause male pattern hair loss. If you have the genes for male pattern hair loss, DHT is what ultimately causes the hair loss. If you do not have the genes for male patten hair loss, then you can have all the DHT in the world and you will not have hair loss.
Prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH or enlarged prostate) has nothing to do with genetic hair loss.