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What Your Hair Loss Pattern May Mean for Your Prostate

April 25th, 2015

H2 Research suggests certain hair loss pattern may indicate higher risk of prostate cancer.

According to a new, large cohort study from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial, the pattern in which your hair thins may provide insight into your future risk of developing prostate cancer.

In the study, researchers asked 39,070 men ages 55 to 74 to recall how their hair loss pattern looked at age 45. Upon follow up, the researchers found that 1,138 of the men had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. About half of these cases were aggressive (stage III or IV or resulting in death). The mean age for the men with this diagnosis was 72.

The researchers discovered that the men who had reported a specific pattern of baldness featuring total hair loss in the front and moderate hair loss on the crown were 40 percent more likely to have developed aggressive prostate cancer. There was no significant link between other hair loss patterns and prostate cancer.

The senior study author cautions that it is too soon to apply these findings to patient care. However more studies are underway on the topic that should help address weak spots in this study such as the fact that recall rather than observation was used to gather the hair loss pattern data. Depending on the results of these studies, doctors may well begin screening men for aggressive prostate cancer risk using their hair loss patterns.

What Should You Do If You’re Balding Now?

Of course, if you are a 45-year-old man who already has the specific pattern of hair loss mentioned in the study, the idea of having to wait for more studies to be completed before you take action won’t be very appealing.

The good news is that Renew Man™ offers treatments that can not only help correct hair loss right now, but also protect your overall health (including your prostate health) over the long term.

Male hair loss always has a hormonal component. For men who begin balding before age 40, the problem is usually linked to the conversion of testosterone into DHT, which can affect hair follicles with a genetically inherited sensitivity to this hormone. For men who begin balding after age 40, the culprit is usually low thyroid. An excess of the stress hormone, cortisol, may also cause or contribute to the problem.

By restoring a healthy balance to all your vital hormones, we can eliminate these hormonal causes of hair loss and, in many cases, even regrow hair.

Of course this is excellent news, but what’s even better is the fact that balanced hormones are good for your prostate. Healthy levels of testosterone actually help prevent prostate cancer. It’s excess estrogen that can cause cancer, and treatment from Renew Man™ can protect you against this issue.

So if you are experiencing hair loss, take this as a hint that you need to get your hormone levels checked. Your future self will thank you!

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