For many guys, hair loss might be an unavoidable aspect of life, but it may soon be history.
Groundbreaking. Life-changing. Eye-opening.
This is due to the recent discovery of what has been nicknamed the “caveman gene,” which offers a potential “cure” for baldness.
This finding implies that although baldness is caused by a newly found gene, individuals do have the capacity to continuously grow hair everywhere.
Researchers from the University of Utah Health and the University of Pittsburgh now contend that in order to regrow hair, this gene just has to be turned back on.
This might be a game-changing finding for anybody who has hair loss, not just males, including those undergoing chemotherapy or suffering from illnesses like alopecia.
University of Utah Health’s Dr. Nathan Clark said: “Hair loss could be caused by certain genetic alterations.
“We have used biological variety in a novel way to understand our own DNA.”
The study sought to understand why the ‘caveman gene’ causes baldness in humans by examining the genetic makeup of 62 species, including our close relatives gorillas and apes.
From the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Amanda Kowalczyk added: “There are many genes about which we know very little.
“We believe they may play a part in maintaining and growing hair,”
Even while baldness cannot yet be totally cured, there have still been other enormous advances in this field.
According to the Daily Star, a new medicine, for instance, purportedly helped patients reverse their hair loss in as little as six months last year.
The medication combats alopecia areata, which has been called “an crucial milestone” in the treatment of hair loss.
This autoimmune disorder causes hair loss when the immune system unintentionally targets hair follicles.
706 individuals with hair loss participated in the research, which was run by the pharmaceutical company Concert Pharmaceuticals in the US.
They received varied dosages of CTP-543, with 42 percent and 30 percent reporting that 80 percent of their hair seemed to grow back after taking a 12 mg or 8 mg dose twice daily.
Those who believe that hair loss has negatively impacted their life may find this to be a game-changing move in the right way.
It may have a significant impact on one’s confidence, particularly when that person is putting himself out there.
40% of men claim it has impacted their self-esteem, and 75% of men say they think it prevents them from finding love.
According to a survey of 800 males experiencing hair loss, 73% stated they had less luck finding a significant other than their counterparts with thicker hair.
One in five thought their baldness was to blame, while 32% said they had more success with women when they had more hair.
Dr. Furqan Raja, an expert in hair transplant surgery at The Private Clinic of Harley Street, ordered the research.
“Most guys are already nervous about dating, but hair loss contributes significantly to this worry,” he added.
People are comparing themselves to what they perceive to be perfection as a result of social media portrayals, which has led to unreasonable expectations being established.