Are Bald Men at Risk for Heart Disease?

Male pattern baldness might be an indication that more serious health issues are lurking, report researchers from the University of Tokyo. In a study that assessed the hair and hearts of nearly 37,000 men, researchers found that men who experience hair loss are up to 50% or more likely to also suffer with a cardiovascular condition. For individuals who experience hair loss at both the frontal hairline and crown of the head, the chance of developing a cardiovascular condition might be as high as 60% or more. In the wake of these findings, health professionals urge men who notice hair loss to consider consulting a physician to examine their cardiovascular health. To learn more about this University of Tokyo study, visit the Miami Hair Blog.


HairDX™: The Genetic Hair Loss Test

It’s estimated that an overwhelming 60% or more American men will suffer with hair loss before age 70. For women, it’s estimated that 20 million or more may experience thinning, shedding, or balding by age 50. Hair loss can severely undermine confidence, self image, and professional and personal life for both sexes. Hair loss is most manageable when detected early, however. Effective hair loss medicines (like Rogaine®) work to preserve existing hair rather than spur new growth, meaning that individuals who are genetically predisposed to pattern baldness can more effectively preserve their natural hair if they begin treatment before balding sets in. Today, a new genetics hair loss test is helping both patients and physicians determine the risk of developing pattern baldness. To learn more, visit the Miami Hair Blog for this overview of the HairDX genetics hair loss test, including frequently asked questions (FAQs) by patients.

The Big Picture: What’s Really Causing Hair Loss?

Are you experiencing hair loss, but don’t know why? Thinning, shedding, or loss of hair is more common than many men and women may think. It affects millions of individuals each year, causing serious physical, emotional, and mental stress. By better understand what causes hair loss, patients may take proactive steps towards slowing its progression and reversing it entirely. In this article, the editors of the Miami Hair Blog explore the unique and often complex factors that may contribute to hair loss in men and women at both young adult and teenage years. Read more, and learn how to keep hair healthy by recognizing and treating the most common causes of hair loss.

Adrenal Glands, Stress Hormones, and Hair Loss

Stress is a necessary evil. Without stress, human beings would lack the motivation to perform a number of essential (and often pleasurable) activities. Things like social interaction, vocational performance, and physical exercise all require stress to trigger activity in some way. Prolonged periods of stress can be very detrimental to overall health, however. Stress triggers increases in certain hormones, like cortisol, that can negatively impact the body when produced for days, weeks, or months without rest. According to the American Hair Loss Association, prolonged periods of stress appear to change the biochemistry of the hair follicle, often resulting in thinning or total loss of hair. Visit this article on the Miami Hair Blog to learn more about preventing stress-related hair loss.