Early Hair Loss In Men Is Linked To High Prostate Cancer Risk

Early Hair LossNowadays, an increasing number of young men are suffering from early hair loss. Specialists consider men who went bald before 30 as early hair loss sufferers, and a great number of such young men have to go through a lot of stresses and negative emotions related to their hair health. Certainly, stresses and psychological disorders linked to early hair loss add more health risks and can turn into a factor causing more serious disorders and health conditions. That is why it is necessary to do everything possible to prevents tresses, learn effective stress management techniques or learn more about effective hair loss treatments, including natural ones. They can render some great help in slowing down hair loss and possibly even improve the condition. If you feel that you can not handle your hair loss related stress and in need of an immediate solution, choose a hair transplant or other surgical hair loss treatment which will bring your hair back and help you move along in your life without stresses.

Certainly, any kind of stresses are very harmful to our overall health, but early hair loss is also linked to many other health risks. According to the latest findings of a research group at the Cancer Council of Victoria in Australia, those modern men who started losing their hair before they turned 40 are at increased prostate cancer risk. The scientific team has collected and analyzed the data on over 9,440 modern Australian men gathered for over 20 years, and came to the conclusion that those who had clear signs of hair loss in their early life have much higher chances to suffer from such a common type of cancer as prostate cancer. The findings of Australian researchers confirm the previous conclusions about the fact that there should be links between prostate cancer risk and early hair loss in today’s men. However, just like many previous studies, this research failed to bring solid scientific prove to any factor explaining the mechanisms of these links.

There is a hypothesis though that these connections can take source from increased testosterone levels in men who suffer from hair loss, especially in early ages. It is a known fact that male pattern hair loss is strongly associated with high testosterone levels in the body. This hormone affects hair follicles causing slowed down hair growth, hair weakening, and eventually brings to hair loss. Similarly, higher levels of male hormone are associated with increased prostate cancer risk since testosterone favors development of prostate cancer cells. However, this assumption is still lacking clear scientific evidence. For many years, prostate cancer remains one of the most common types of cancer, both in the world and in the United Kingdom, and it is estimated that every year about 32,000 British men are diagnosed with this serous health condition. At that, as many as 10,000 British men annually die from prostate cancer, meaning approximately more than one man dies every hour due to this type of cancer.

The findings of this interesting study by Australian scientists were published earlier this month in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. ‘Both prostate cancer and hair loss are strongly age-related conditions that are considered to be androgen (hormone) dependent,” it is stated in the report. Another study has shown that those men who suffer from hair loss also have higher risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia, another common ailment related to prostate. This health condition is connected with excessively enlarged prostate which causes extra pressure on urethra and possible problems when urinating: most of those who suffer from this ailment have problems with starting urination even if they feel that the bladder is full. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a condition usually associated with aging and affects about 2,5 million men in modern Britain. It is estimated that every year about 3 million pounds is spent for treating British men diagnosed with this health problem.

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