How to be a better caregiver
A new study has found that men are more likely to get hair loss than women.
It’s not surprising, since men are the primary caregivers of infants and toddlers.
But it’s an interesting finding that could explain why men tend to have more hair loss.
In this new study, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, tracked over 5,000 men and women for over a decade.
They asked them to assess how they looked in various body types and in the mirror, and also how they treated themselves with different treatments.
“We were interested in looking at men’s health, specifically their hair loss, because men are much more likely than women to suffer from hair loss,” lead author of the study, Dr. Michael T. Pritchard, said in a statement.
“We wanted to see if there was a gender difference in how they dealt with hair loss and whether or not they treated it differently.”
The study found that among men, men with a beard had more hair than men with straight hair.
The study also found that women had less hair loss in men than in women.
Pritchard said the results were surprising because he hadn’t expected it to be this gender-specific.
“I thought it would be a general pattern, that men would be more likely or less likely to be bald, and that would lead to more men being affected by hair loss or other health problems, such as diabetes or heart disease,” he said.
However, in fact, women’s hair loss rates were about the same.
“It doesn’t surprise me,” he added.
“The men’s hair is just as well maintained as the women’s, and they’re just as good with it.”
However he did find that women’s facial hair was less likely.
Women with lighter facial hair tended to have worse health outcomes.
And the researchers also found women who had had a hysterectomy tended to suffer more from hair disease.
For men, the study found, hair loss was more common if they had had an ophthalmological procedure, like laser hair removal.
“There are certain types of cosmetic procedures that can increase your risk of hair loss that can lead to facial hair loss even when you’re not having an eye surgery,” Pritkind said.
“If you have surgery, you’re at higher risk for hair loss.”
This is especially true for men who have facial hair and who have been circumcised, because they have less bone structure and therefore less hair on the head.
Pricchard added that it’s important for men to know that while they can improve their appearance by taking care of their appearance, they shouldn’t be trying to fix it by removing hair.
“Our hope is that people understand that there’s no magic bullet,” he explained.
“What people should be doing is being responsible for their health, treating themselves appropriately and taking care to make sure they’re not getting hair loss at all.”