Are you going bald at a young age? Is your hairline receding for unknown reasons? Well, then it might be due to work pressure. Oh yes, it is true. A recent study proves the fact that too much work pressure and long working hours can cause baldness among men.
The study was published in the journal Annals of Occupational and Environment. A group of
South Korea scientists examined more than 13000 participants aged between 20-59.
Their studies proved that long work hours among South Korean employees resulted in alopecia or hair loss among men.
The participants were asked to quit medication for hair loss back in 2013 so that the results
could be studied in 2017, exactly four years later. The participants were then divided into groups where they were judged based on the average work hours in a week.
The categories were normal ( 40 hours a week), long (52 hours a week) and extra long (more than 52 hours a week) In addition to the grouping, age marital status, incoming level and lifestyle habits of all the participants were also factored in.
The results were not particularly shocking. As anticipated, the men in the last group, i.e those who work for 52 hours or more showed a 4 percent increase in alopecia.
On the other hand individuals on the 20-30 age bracket showed a higher percentage of alopecia development than those who worked for 40 hours or less.
But how is hair fall related to long working hours? Well, longer working hours are indicative of work pressure, which results in stress As known by all, one of the major causes of hair fall is stress and thus the abstract link between the two is well justified.
As the stress level in the body rises, the hair follicles die and that leads to baldness. Now, this is a tough spot. If you want to keep your hair growth intact then you have to keep your work pressure low.
If your work pressure is low, you fail to earn as much! Ouch! We hope the South Korean team can find a sweet spot to the trouble soon!