Dear doctor, I understand that you’re a busy person, but I’d really appreciate if you took the time to anwser a few questions. I’m a 19 year old male; full head of hair without any signs of balding. My father and my paternal grandfather both have thick hair with no signs of balding. However, I once read an article about baldness being inherited from one’s mother and my maternal grandfather has no hair at all. Does this mean that I should be worried about going bald? I guess all men lose at least some hair due to old age; around what age would you say that natural balding starts to occur?
The leaning to one’s mother’s genetics is 51/49%. You probably won’t inherit any balding based upon what you told me, but if I am wrong, you will see in in your mid-20s or later.