October 15, 2008 6:23am CST
i saw a lot of old men who are bald but never a bald woman. i wonder why some men, when old, lose hair and become bald. women , on the other hand, have their hair turned to grey/white. i might be making a wrong assumption here.. have you seen or known an old woman who is bald?
• United States
15 Oct 08
Loss of hair usually is due to the body producing lower levels of two chemicals: the hormone, testosterone, and DHEAS, which I think is used in the process of producing testosterone. DHEAS stimulates the hair follicles and causes the hair to grow. This drop in levels is most pronounced in men. Yea, women to make testosterone, but at a much lower level than men, so as they age, the drop in levels is less dramatic in women, so they do not lose all of their hair. I have seen women with thinning hair, to the point were their scalp in clearly visible, so women are not immune to hair loss, just not to the point of being bald.