Amud wrote:The only explanation is that baldness is not really genetic. Sure, there are certain genes that cause environmental sensitivities which will predispose you to baldness, but the root cause is the environment. In an ancestral environment, nobody would go bald regardless of genetics.
It's a similar idea to "genetic obesity". In an ancestral environment, nobody would be obese. Add in a shift in hormonal profiles from artificial chemicals, and some people become obese. These people have genes that caused them to react poorly to this shift in hormonal profile. Those might be "bad genes", but they never became activated in ancient times because there was no such environmental change in hormones.
Ultimately, the main problem that bald or balding men have a thin, tight, stiff scalp with weakened occipitalis muscles. The Tom Hagerty scalp exercise can address this problem.
Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Low SHBG, Hirsutism = Balding
Both Groups A & B are balding, Black Bars represent normal Male distribution. Thin bars with clear circles (circle being the midpoint) are Balding Males hormonal profiles.
Group B are the hypothesized 'Male PCOS' aka 'Fat, Insulin Resistant, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Unhealthy'.
Many/most balding Men are overweight/prone to being overweight.
Obesity & Insulin Resistance are correlated with age, as is Balding.
Look at this 20(!) year old I know. He's been balding since he was 13-14.
He's 'skinny fat' (stubborn fatmass), and short. (picture doesn't do it justice as the Woman is a sub-5'er, and the other guy is also 5'6ish). You can also see some chest hair their. (a real warning sign of impeding Balding)
You can tell by his Face something is off hormonally.
Seriously most Bald Men have fucked up hormonal profiles. "Bald Men are more Manly" ARE THEY FUCK ? Most Bald Men (especially at an early age) look UNHEALTHY as fuck. Most are Short, Fat/Chubby/Skinny Fat.
Though Balding can also occur due to High DHT (though even then, low SHBG is playing a part).
Women can experience similar.PCOS
-The most common signs are acne and hirsutism (male pattern of hair growth), but it may produce hypermenorrhea (heavy and prolonged menstrual periods), androgenic alopecia (increase hair thinning or diffuse hair loss), or other symptoms.
-Metabolic syndrome: This appears as a tendency towards central obesity and other symptoms associated with insulin resistance. Serum insulin, insulin resistance, and homocysteine levels are higher in women with PCOS.