Gray hair in men signals about heart disease

Specialists from Cairo University came to the conclusion that the very pronounced gray hair in men may serve as a marker of the poor state of the heart and blood vessels. Such men, according to scientists, is more often a characteristic of coronary heart disease.

Significant gray hair in men can honk on serious vascular violation, said Cairo after doctors conducted their study with the participation of 545 adult men. They found that the representatives of manly sex with a strong gray often faced with diseases of the heart and blood vessels compared with their peers who were not gray-haired or had a small amount of gray hair.

Taking into account the age of the participants of the project and the main risk factors of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and Smoking, scientists have established that the incidence and degree of gray hair among the volunteers correlated with coronary heart disease associated with atherosclerosis.

Ischemic heart disease is acute or chronic myocardial damage, resulting from the reduction or cessation of supply of the cardiac muscle with arterial blood, which is based on pathological processes in the system of coronary arteries.
Atherosclerosis, once considered a disease of the elderly, it can occur in middle-aged people, mostly men. In this disease the blood vessels become clogged so-called atherosclerotic plaques – deposits of fatty acids. Being located on the walls of blood vessels and narrowing of their lumen, plaque prevents the flow of blood, which the heart is poorly supplied with oxygen. While heart disease can develop unnoticed for years until a situation arises that threatens life.

Why the gray signals of heart problems? According to scientists, atherosclerosis and occurrence of grey hair are the common causes. Among them – a violation of the process of DNA repair, oxidative stress, inflammation, hormonal changes and the aging of cells.

Earlier Magicforum wrote that gray hair may be a positive marker of health. In particular, scientists have linked the appearance of gray hair in his youth with longevity.

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