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High Blood Pressure Sign You Can Shockingly Find In Your Hair

According to a recent news release, scientists and health experts recently discovered a link between hair loss and high blood pressure.

What Your Hair Loss Might Mean

As one of the most common conditions that people with unhealthy lifestyles can get nowadays, high blood pressure (known medically as hypertension) is a condition that makes it so much harder for our blood to be pumped from our heart to all over our bodies. This leads to enormous strain on the heart, which can then lead to bigger cardiovascular and health problems down the line that may not be as easy to treat and resolve.

The problem, however, is that it’s a sneaky condition that people may not always know they already have it. Unfortunately, more and more people are suffering from it.

With that in mind, a new research revealed that looking at our hair can reveal some clues. Per the theory, high blood pressure leads to the restriction of blood supply to our hair roots, which then eventually leads to hair loss.

Furthermore, the study's findings also revealed that balding men were 52 percent more likely to have heart disease than those who have a full set of hair. Not only that, but men who are suffering from crown baldness and/or a reclining hairline are 69 percent more likely to suffer from the condition as well.

“Cardiovascular risk factors should be assessed carefully in men with vertex baldness and they should be encouraged to improve their cardiovascular risk profile. We recommend a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes a low-fat diet, exercise and less stress,” Dr. Tomohide Yamada, lead researcher from the University of Tokyo, said.

However, a person doesn’t always have to watch out for hair loss in order to find out that they have high blood pressure because it’s also characterized by other common symptom. These symptoms include dizziness, shortness of breath, headaches, chest pain, blood in urine, blurred vision and nosebleeds.

“Many people with high blood pressure feel fine . But even if you feel fine, you should still have your blood pressure checked regularly,” added the researchers.

Hair loss Chemotherapy is known for its side effect that causes alopecia or hair loss in patients, which can be permanent and affect an individual’s quality of life. Pixabay

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