Losing hair from the crown of your head, a classic sign of male pattern baldness, could be the first visible indicator of heart disease, a review of several studies that looked at hair loss appears to indicate.
69% Increased Heart Disease Risk
When looking at around 40,000 men who had taken part in various clinical studies and who were experiencing pattern hair loss via a thinning crown and a receding hairline, it was found that they had an increased risk of 69% when it came to heart disease. It has also found that the younger the men were when they first began to shed significant hair and the greater extent of their baldness, the higher the risk.
However, men with a receding hairline alone only have an increased risk of 22% to contend with, which the researchers did not deem scientifically significant. On the other hand, those with just a bald spot were 55% more likely to have coronary artery disease than men who had kept their hair.
Most Comprehensive Study Yet
Using data from six high quality studies carried out in the US, Denmark and Croatia, researchers are confident that the results were reliable, and as such this appears to be the most comprehensive study yet of the link between balding and heart disease. Researchers hope that by apparently discovering this visual early warning sign for heart disease, men will be more thoughtful about their lifestyle and get regular tests.
However, scientists are still unsure what exactly the link is between baldness and heart disease, and the advise given is to concentrate on lifestyle factors within your control, such as exercising and eating a healthy diet, which can help protect men against heart disease.
Handling Hair Loss
Of course, men balding at a young age often wish to address the issue of hair loss itself, which is possible through a comprehensive hair loss treatment programme. By using a combination of clinically proven medications, hair loss can be halted and regrown providing that follicles have not completely ceased production of hair. Oral tablet Propecia works by blocking DHT, a derivative of testosterone which causes pattern hair loss by attacking scalp follicles.
Alongside Propecia, the only other MHRA licensed and FDA approved medication available is minoxidil. Applied directly to the hair, this liquid or high strength minoxidil cream is catered towards the individual patient’s needs. Other ingredients that appear to block DHT when applied locally can also be combined with your minoxidil to aid its effectiveness, along with various hair growth boosters that ensure hair is kept in tip top condition, meaning you have one less thing to worry about.
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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. We offer clinically proven treatments for hair loss, as part of comprehensive treatment programmes offered by our hair loss specialists. Our in-house pharmacies produce high-strength medications for hair loss that contain medically proven ingredients and are available at no other clinic worldwide. Treatment programmes are available by visiting the centres or for home-use, anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our hair loss success stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of hair regrowth that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.