Divorce, Heavy Drinking & Smoking Linked to Hair Loss

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Although there are certain medical conditions that are associated with hair loss, there are a number of other factors that have a fair say this problem. Constantly the scientists are carrying out studies to find out these factors. A recent research study showed some unexpected factors having a link to hair loss. We shall look into the results of this study and why these factors affect our follicular health.

Research Results

The research that was carried on 90 sets of male and 98 sets of female identical twins. These twins were inquired about their lives and their general habits. Genetically, identical twins have the same number of hair and a variation can only be caused by an outside factor. Experts judged their follicular health.

It was understood that a number of factors including heavy drinking, smoking and divorce had an impact on the hair condition. Particularly in women, hair loss is more pronounced after a divorce. It has been established that these habits and events are not good for health in general. However, this is the first clear cut proof of its direct effects on follicular health.

Why do these Factors Affect Hair Condition?

Divorce is a major life event and for most people, it is not a pleasant one. It causes stress which has been previously associated with hair loss. Similarly, smoking affects the oxygen supply in the blood and affects the follicles by denying them enough oxygen. Consumption of alcohol causes dehydration which is a major issue for the hair and leaves them brittle and dry. In the longer run, hair loss can be caused by this dehydration.

What are the Remedies?

To fix this issue, a multipronged approach needs to be adopted. For a person who has undergone a divorce, trying to remain happy is important. Spending more time with family and friends and taking part in healthy activities is the way forward.

Giving up the smoke and drink is also important. Since these deprive the body of much needed oxygen and hydration, they have widespread ill effects that can hurt a person in the longer run as much as in the short run. A slight change in these habits can do wonders for your follicular as well as general health.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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