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Recession is causing more men to go bald

Millions of men are still suffering the after effects of the recession – in the form of hair loss, it has been revealed.

The turmoil and anxiety of the biggest economic slowdown in modern history has left a large percentage of the male population with less hair than they had three years ago.

The phenomenon emerged in the wake of pictures showing premier David Cameron with a newly-developed barren patch on his crown less than three months after he secured power.

And now it’s claimed there’s been an 89 percent jump in the number of men seeking treatment for hair loss in the UK since the start of the recession.

So what do you think of the financially-challenged also being follicly-challenged. Is it hair-larious… or just a load of old bald-erdash?
Hair loss is caused by stress which can cause strands to fall out three times more quickly than usual, causing pigment cells to wear out more rapidly.

Experts believe the stress of modern life is on average turning us grey five years earlier than previous generations.

A spokesman for LA Science, which commissioned the study, said: “There are two types of stress which cause our men to lose their hair.

“The more common type is called telogen effluvium. With this less severe type of hair loss, the hair stops growing and lies dormant, the other type of stress-induced hair loss is known as alopecia areata, and involves a white blood cell attack on the hair follicles

“With this type of hair loss, the hair also falls out within weeks usually, but can involve the entire scalp and even body hair.”

“Stress is a common cause of men losing their hair. A combination of the stressful recession and professionals fiercely fighting for their careers has most definitely contributed to the sudden boom in premature balding.”


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