May 19 2010, 8:39 am PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
My question is: If you already have a predisposition for balding, would you be more susceptible to other balding factors as well? i.e; traction alopecia, or something else that may lead to hair loss?
I think you are confused about balding issues. Male pattern baldness (MPB) is genetic to that particular trait.
Traction alopecia is hair loss from pulling on your hair. It has nothing to do with MPB and many people (usually with a tight braids hairstyle) will see traction loss without any other patterned genetic balding. In other words, you are not susceptible to traction alopecia if you have male pattern baldness. So the short answer to your question is “no”.