By PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines
The journal Archives of Dermatology publishes a study, which shows, that smoking can cause hair loss.
Smoking is a major cause of death in the world, only in the UK, each year over 120,000 people die because of smoking.
Many serious diseases to the heart and lungs come from smoking.
More than 4,000 poisonous chemicals found in snuff and apparently many of these substances also affect the hair and are related to baldness and hair loss.
Quitting smoking is probably the most important step to improve your health, but quitting is not easy, but the benefits are many :
Improves breathing and general attitude
eliminates smokers cough
benefit hair and skin
reduces the risk of fatal diseases
longer life expectancy
you will feel better.
Hair loss and Cigarettes
Dr Lin-hui Su, from Taiwan Memorial Hospital conducted a study with 740 Taiwanese with an average age of 65 years and he has shown that smoking cigarettes can cause male hair loss. Dr Lin-hui Su, explains that there is an obvious connection between early hair loss and smoking
This early loss of hair can be a sign of more serious damage elsewhere in the body.
Asian men generally have less balding that American or European men, which indicates a difference between different races.
Scientists say that androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness is hormonal and hereditary origin
Returning to the study by Dr. Lin-hui Su, he gathered information about the age when men began to lose hair, he evaluated risk factors that could have affected the loss of hair, height, weight, smoking history, blood type etc.
Hair loss and Smoking
Even taking into account other factors, the results showed that smoking led to a significant baldness and the risk of hair loss increased with age.
Researchers believe that smoking damages the blood microcirculation that provides follicles. Additional studies will be needed to establish more evidence between smoking and hair loss.