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Working for more than 52 hours a week could make you BALD!

Researchers in South Korea saw up to 4% chances of early balding in those who worked 52 hours or more in a week.

Researchers claimed that working for long hours would increase your chances of ending up bald. Scientist in South Korea found that people who work for more than 52 hours a week losses their hair at twice the speed of those who spend less than 40 hours in the office. Stress due to much work and no enough downtime is the reason for early balding.

Hormone level changes which occur during stress, create havoc in several areas of the human body. And with the extra hormones generated by the body, they inhibit the growth patterns of hair follicles on the scalp. Previous studies show how stress causes the immune system to attack these follicles, for reasons yet unknown. It is also thought that stress causes the hair to prematurely enter the resting phase, i.e, ending the active growth of hair.

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This research has been welcomed by leading UK hair restoration surgeon Dr Bessam Farjo. Dr Farjo, the founder of the Farjo Hair Institute in London, said, “The stress caused by working long hours is likely to be a process that builds up and gets worse over time. But other stressful events can trigger much more immediate hair loss, and it’s something often seen in women who’ve suffered traumatic childbirths.”

There are also other reasons for hair loss caused by genetic factors, Infection, stress, an imbalance of hormones, nutritional imbalance, drug use,  blood circulation disorders and more.

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