My question is whether or not a female relatives balding is any indicator of a male descendants balding. I’m a 24 year old black male. I have early minituraization which i will be seeing you about shortly; but i’ve also noticed that my mother’s hair is thinning, is that any indicator of why i may be experiencing hair loss? And if so, have we been referring to MPB and FPB incorrectly, as they may be genetically the same thing?
Female pattern baldness generally does not have to do with the male pattern hair loss. In other words, the two hair loss conditions have different ways of transmission and different characteristics. Women do transmit male pattern balding (51% come from the mothers side of the family). You may have received the genes for male pattern baldness from either side of the family, which is independent to genetic hair loss in female members of family.