Volume 4, Issue 4
January 27, 2011
Losing your hair? Maybe it’s
If you’re a man suffering from male pattern baldness, you could be at risk for serious prostate disease.
A recent Spanish study showed that men who have male pattern baldness are much more likely to also have swollen prostates. The researchers found that 34% of the men who were bald also suffered from an enlarged prostate.
This news did not come as a big surprise because the most common cause of hair loss in men is high levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). And DHT causes the prostate to enlarge. However, another brand new study took the connection a step further.
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This new study, presented in San Francisco during the 105th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association last May, is troubling. It showed that male pattern baldness is a good predictor of future prostate disease.
In the study, researchers examined 30 men who were just starting to develop male pattern hair loss. When they compared them to other men of the same age without hair loss, they found these men had lower urinary flow, along with higher prostate symptom scores, larger prostates, and higher PSA levels. These are all very strong indicators of the beginnings of both BPH (benign prostate hypertrophy) and prostate cancer.
This is troubling because rising PSA levels in men (even when they are in the so-called normal range) increase your chances of developing prostate cancer. And now we see that these increasing levels begin especially early in men who are developing male pattern hair loss.
So men, be forewarned. If you are starting to see the early signs of male pattern hair loss, this is a clue. Start taking precautions to protect your prostate. Remember my saying: “The best treatment for any disease is not to get it.” Here’s what you should do.
Take enough vitamin D3 to bring your blood levels up to 70 n/ml.
This often means taking 10,000-15,000 units of vitamin D3 per day. Take one 12.5 mg Iodoral tablet (available at www.vrp.com) per day. And start taking one Advanced Prostate Formula tablet twice a day.
In addition, keep your diet lower in saturated fat, and be sure to have your PSA levels checked every year. The goal is to keep your PSA level from increasing any more than 0.03 ng/ml per year on average. If you are able to do that, it’s an almost sure indicator that you will never have any prostate problems, including cancer.
Finding your Real Cures,
Frank Shallenberger, MD