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Going bald? Time to worry about your heart health!

by , 04 April 2013

Male baldness is one sign of aging that many try to hide. Because a receding hairline before the age of 50 is often an embarrassment. But you should take more notice of it, as this could be a sign that you're at risk of heart disease! Luckily, you can take action today to minimise your heart disease risk, no matter what your hairline looks like.

Early baldness can be a sign that you’re more at risk of prostate cancer, says Health24.
 
Now, vertex balding or going bald at the crown first has also been proven to be an early predictor of heart disease, especially if you start going bald before the age of 50. 
 
One reason?
 
Baldness could be a sign of increased sensitivity to testosterone, which is involved in promoting cardiovascular disease, says The Indian Express
 
So younger men who’ve started losing hair on the top of their heads should focus on improving their lifestyle to ensure they keep their heart healthy," adds The BBC.
 
Keep your heart healthy, no matter what your hairline looks like!
 
“By eating well, quitting smoking and keeping active, you can help to protect your heart [from heart disease],” explains The BBC.
 
One way to ‘eat well’ is to switch to a plant-based diet, says WebMD.
 
This means replacing red meat with meat substitutes such as soy or tofu, and making sure your diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains. 
 
And when it comes to exercise, you’ll need to make sure you’re getting 30 minutes a day.
 
You don’t need to follow a set routine for this.
 
 It could be as simple as going for a brisk walk in the outdoors to get your heart pumping, says FSP Health.
 
Watch out for these signs that you could suffer a heart attack soon…
 
Also keep an eye out for the early signs of an impending heart attack like pain in the chest and left arm, says FSP Health
 
The sooner you pick up on signs that your heart health is failing, the better your outcome!
 

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