Is Hair Loss Linked to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer?

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  1. Ignorant

    Ignorant New Member

    Males often suffer from baldness, receding hair line and thinning of hair. This is mainly because of certain male hormones or androgens like testosterone. This problem is observed mainly in adult male humans. The pattern and degree of baldness varies from person to person. If a man is suffering from acute hair loss, he should look into the roots of the problem and consult a doctor immediately. It is a really advisable thing to always pay attention to any signs of possible problems with our health. It must have been in this light that some have linked hair loss among men to the possibility of having prostate cancer. But how true is this?

    Several studies have been done to establish how hair loss is linked to risk of prostate cancer. One of such is that carried out by researchers at Paris Descartes University, headed by Dr. Philippe Giraud. The study focused on 669 men, 388 of which have prostate cancer while the remaining 281 men were healthy. A major conclusion from the research is that men who started noticing signs of hair loss, like a receding hairline or balding, in their 20s were twice more likely than those without these signs until their 30s to develop prostate cancer many years later.

    Similar to an unbalance diet, unbalanced levels of testosterone can be a lead contributor to hair loss, which is also a big player in prostate cancer. . Some studies have shown that patients suffering from prostate cancer with male hair loss were likely to have experienced light patterns of baldness hair loss when they were young.

    It has been noted, however, that more researches still need to be carried out to establish the link between hair loss and prostate cancer more clearly.

    One thing that appears clear at this stage is that androgens, including testosterone, hinder hair growth and encourage prostate cells expansion at the same time. The drug Finasteride is good in checking these unpleasant consequences of androgens.
    Besides this, the sufferer can try to solve the hair loss problems by Ayurveda or herbal treatments. It does not involve any chemicals and uses methods of treatment through natural herbs, following a healthy diet, oil massage and aromatherapy. This will help a lot in controlling and preventing the excessive hair loss problem which would have otherwise resulted in baldness and more importantly ayurvedic treatment which involves no chemicals which can otherwise harm or throw your doshas off balance.
     

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