Hair Loss Linked to Prostate Risk

Tuesday 1st June 2010

Men with hair loss problems could be at increased risk of developing enlarged prostates, researchers in Spain warn. Researchers explain that men with the hair loss condition androgenetic alopecia were more likely to exhibit symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Researchers explain that screening for urinary problems in people with early onset hair loss could lead to physicians diagnosing and better treating urinary and prostate diseases earlier.

The researchers presented their findings at yesterday's Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association. There, researchers explained how they had studied the prostate, testosterone levels, urinary flow and more of 30 men with androgenetic alopecia. Researchers found that men with the hair condition were more likley to have lower urine flow and had enlarged prostates compared to similar aged counterparts who had not experienced any hair loss problems.

Researchers now plan to further study the link between low urine flow, hair loss and prostate enlargement. It is hope that future research could be key to developing better treatments for all three health issues.

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