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Asian Men Who Smoke May Have Increased Risk For Hair Loss
« on: September 19, 2008, 11:45:42 PM »
Smoking may be associated with age-related hair loss among Asian men, according to a report in the Archives of Dermatology.

"Androgenetic alopecia, a hereditary androgen-dependent disorder, is characterized by progressive thinning of the scalp hair defined by various patterns," the authors write as background information in the article. "It is the most common type of hair loss in men." Although risk for the condition is largely genetic, some environmental factors also may play a role.

Lin-Hui Su, M.D., M.Sc., of the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, and Tony Hsiu-Hsi Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D., of National Taiwan University, Taipei, surveyed 740 Taiwanese men age 40 to 91 (average age 65) in 2005.

At an in-person interview, the men reported information about smoking, other risk factors for hair loss and if they had alopecia, the age at which they began losing their hair. Clinical classifications were used to assess their degree of hair loss, their height and weight were measured and blood samples were provided for analysis.

The men's risk for hair loss increased with advancing age, but remained lower than the average risk among white men. "After controlling for age and family history, statistically significant positive associations were noted between moderate or severe androgenetic alopecia and smoking status, current cigarette smoking of 20 cigarettes or more per day and smoking intensity," the authors write.

This association could be caused by several mechanisms, they note. Smoking may destroy hair follicles, damage the papilla that circulate blood and hormones to stimulate hair growth or increase production of the hormone estrogen, which may counter the effects of androgen.

"Patients with early-onset androgenetic alopecia should receive advice early to prevent more advanced progression," the authors conclude.

Journal reference: Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(11):1401-1406.

website reference: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071119170224.htm


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Asian Men Who Smoke May Have Increased Risk For Hair Loss
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Re: Asian Men Who Smoke May Have Increased Risk For Hair Loss
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 04:38:36 PM »
Marami talagang negatibong epekto ang paninigarilyo. Kaya guys, itigil nyo na yan, TSK.


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Re: Asian Men Who Smoke May Have Increased Risk For Hair Loss
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 11:58:18 PM »
Marami talagang negatibong epekto ang paninigarilyo. Kaya guys, itigil nyo na yan, TSK.

Parang dati may nabasa ako....nakakakonti daw ng sperm yung smoking.. totoo ba?


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Re: Asian Men Who Smoke May Have Increased Risk For Hair Loss
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 08:40:07 PM »
Marami talagang negatibong epekto ang paninigarilyo. Kaya guys, itigil nyo na yan, TSK.

Parang dati may nabasa ako....nakakakonti daw ng sperm yung smoking.. totoo ba?

Di ko alam basta ang alam ko, walang mabuting naidudulot ang paninigarilyo.


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Re: Asian Men Who Smoke May Have Increased Risk For Hair Loss
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 08:46:13 PM »
another reason why smoking should be avoided  ;D


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Re: Asian Men Who Smoke May Have Increased Risk For Hair Loss
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 08:50:26 PM »
another reason why smoking should be avoided  ;D

If there's even a single negative effect of something, then it should be avoided immediately. No need to have two or more.
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Re: Asian Men Who Smoke May Have Increased Risk For Hair Loss
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2011, 12:19:58 AM »
dapat totally i-ban na ang smoking sa bansa. di lang sa makati area. dapat kahit saang lugar... e kahit naman may no-smoking campaign ang dami ko pa din na nahuhuli na nagssmoke lalo na sa ortigas and makati area.


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Re: Asian Men Who Smoke May Have Increased Risk For Hair Loss
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 07:27:17 AM »
The fact that smoking tobacco causes vessels to constrict is one of the principal reasons why it will lead to a host of problems like: hairloss and slow hair growth, penile disfunction including low sperm count and impotence, clogged arteries which leads to heart attacks, gangrene leading to Buerger's Disease, etc.  And that's just because it's a vasoconstrictor.

You have a long list of other ailments due to smoking... from, cancer to peptic ulcer, to stroke and emphysema.

Prins_ipe is right.  No need to wait for a couple of proven diseases caused by smoking before you begin avoiding it.  And not just avoiding to smoke, but also avoiding exposure to secondhand smoke.

Tama rin si Technogear, let's all support smoking bans in all public places, public transports and all workplaces, because people are simply defenseless if measures are not taken to stop smoking activity where people congregate.  Makati actually has a very weak ordinance.  I've seen better smoking bans in other places outside Metro Manila.


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Re: Asian Men Who Smoke May Have Increased Risk For Hair Loss
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 01:51:09 PM »
di po ba nakaban na ang smoking sa public places sa metro manila? bakit may mga nakikita pa din ako nag ssmoke? di naman hinuhuli ng pulis... nasa batas na yun diba?

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Re: Asian Men Who Smoke May Have Increased Risk For Hair Loss
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 04:11:16 PM »
di po ba nakaban na ang smoking sa public places sa metro manila? bakit may mga nakikita pa din ako nag ssmoke? di naman hinuhuli ng pulis... nasa batas na yun diba?


Naka-ban siya in paper, but enforcement isn't followed, except in a few instances and in a few LGUs only.  Mostly, buildings and establishments self-enforce, but if and only if they care to do so.  May mga napasara na rin kaunti because they have not complied, but the policy is still not consistent in a majority of places.  Merong allowed ang smoking area, merong hindi.

Rampant din ang pagbenta ng sigarilo sa mga lugar na ipinagbabawal, like in 100 meters from schools.  Dapat bawal yun pero hindi pinapatupad.


 

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