Is Hypertension the Cause of Your Hair Loss


Is Hypertension the Cause of Your Hair Loss?

  • 29 March 2024
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Detecting high blood pressure is challenging. It occurs due to its adverse effects, which are frequent issues that are not addressed seriously. Loss of hair is one such instance. We experience hair loss for various reasons, including poor diet and inconsistent hair care. Another negative side effect of excessive stress is hair loss. Now, hair loss and other issues of this nature are tied to hypertension or high blood pressure. According to studies, people with high blood pressure may also have hair loss. The findings of these studies, however, do not definitively state whether hair loss can occur specifically due to high blood pressure or the medications provided for high blood pressure.

Is Hair Loss Linked to Hypertension?

Recent studies have attempted to correlate cardiovascular illness, high blood pressure, and hair thinning, but the evidence is conflicting, particularly for women.

For many guys, having a receding hairline is a reality of life. As per the American Hair Loss Association, by age 50, around 85% of American men have significantly thinned hair. By age 35, two out of every three males will experience considerable hair loss. Male pattern baldness is also frequently inherited and challenging to treat.

In 2013, Japanese researchers discovered that males with vertex hair loss, or crown-top hair loss, had a 52% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease than those with healthy hair. It is not statistically significant that the researchers discovered a 22% increased risk in men with a receding hairline but no further hair loss. There is little evidence that hypertension and hair loss in women are related.

How does High Blood Pressure Causes Hair Loss?

Your heart may be impacted by high blood pressure readings, which can result in coronary heart disease, which is linked to hair loss. Although hair loss cannot be seen as a direct sign of high blood pressure readings, it can be a secondary effect. In most cases, the medicine is the real cause of this severe hair loss or receding hairline. Many of the drugs given to blood pressure patients to help keep their blood pressure under control contain chemicals that may be the cause of hair loss.

It is believed that we shed up to 150 hair strands daily on average and that these hairs eventually regrow. Being a high blood pressure patient can influence your mental health because hypertension is a chronic disease you cannot cure. Knowing this can be very taxing, and people with high blood pressure frequently lose confidence. Their stress levels rise as a result, which causes hair loss. Additionally, a blood pressure medication may worsen matters because it frequently disrupts the hair’s growth cycle and increases hair loss. If you use blood pressure medicine, you may need to talk to your doctor about your hair loss, switch your medication, and confer with him to stop the problem. By lowering your stress levels, you can also learn to live with a blood pressure issue.

Medications that can Cause Hair Loss

The hair develops for two to seven years during the anagen period and rests for three months during the telogen period. The hair falls out, and new hair occurs after the telogen period.

Any area of the scalp or body might be affected by drug-induced alopecia. The medication that the person is taking, as well as the dosage, affects the amount and length of hair loss. Several medicines result in hair loss at various phases of the hair cycle. While some drugs only impact hairs that are growing (anagen), others also influence hairs in the resting (telogen) phase.

  1. Telogen Phase Hair Loss.
  2. The majority of hair loss-causing medicines have an impact on dormant hairs. People typically lose at least 100 telogen phase hairs per day. However, several stressors, like illness, malnutrition, and some drugs, can raise this amount. The following medications are linked to telogen hair loss:
    • Contraceptive tablets
    • Blood Thinners
    • Medicines that decrease cholesterol,
    • Medications used to treat thyroid issues
  3. Anagen Phase Hair Loss
  4. Some drugs that induce hair loss impact hairs when they are still growing. Chemotherapy medications are the most prominent example. Within two to five weeks of commencing chemotherapy, hair loss might start. Even when they are given the same medications and receive the same therapy, people might nevertheless experience hair loss in various ways.

    Rarely, drugs that contain the components listed below can also result in hair loss during the anagen phase:
    • Arsenic
    • Bismuth
    • Acidic Boron
    • Thallium
    Colchicine (Colcrys), a medication used to treat gout, can occasionally result in hair loss during the growth phase.

Available Hair Loss Treatment

Available Hair Loss Treatment

Numerous hair loss treatments are available for hair loss probably caused by Hypertension. With so much growth in the hair transplant industry, you have multiple options to combat hair loss and restore growth. Some of the hair loss treatments are:

  1. Hair Transplant
  2. The two most common techniques for hair restoration are follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). FUT involves the removal of a small section of skin from the back of the scalp while the hair is still developing. Then, this area of skin is divided into numerous little pieces or grafts. The scalp regions where hair is lacking are then grafted using these tissues. During FUE, the surgeon takes one-by-one healthy hair follicles from the patient’s scalp and places them into microscopic holes where hair isn’t growing.

  3. Laser Therapy
  4. Advanced laser therapy for hair loss is the most recent non-surgical scientific technology for treating most hair problems, such as baldness, hair loss, hair thinning, and scalp problems. Laser hair therapy, which employs laser light to correct the appearance of hair loss, has advantages for both men and women.

    Lasers produce a light spur at a very specific wavelength. They can impact the numerous healing-related bodily cells. The physiological reactions they trigger are essential to healing. The client will experience less pain, reduced inflammation, and better tissue repair.

  5. Flashpoints
  6. Try Flashpoints by AHS if your hair is severely thinning. These are AHS’s most advanced hair extension treatments and will be a one-time fix for your months-long hair issues. The operation takes a few hours and gives your hair all the lost vigor, making it look thick and healthy.

    There are many more solutions possible than those discussed above. For details you should talk to an AHS expert and understand what would be the most appropriate solution for your specific needs.


    Throughout their lives, many people will lose their hair for reasons other than mere hypertension. Always consult a doctor before making any big adjustments if you’re concerned that your medicine (or something else) affects your hair growth.

    Making healthy lifestyle modifications will boost the integrity of your priceless strands and your general well-being and blood pressure. You can maintain your greatest physical and mental health by exercising, eating well, and controlling stress.

    Visit the AHS clinic for an advanced hair check if you’re still experiencing hair loss to identify the underlying cause and receive the best possible care. Make an appointment right away or go directly to the closest AHS clinic.

Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS India

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Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS India

An ardent believer in maintaining perfection when it comes to hair & beauty, Mr. Mones holds an electrical engineering degree and has followed his life-long love for hair through Advanced Hair Studio.

In 2002, he decided to follow his passion for hair and beauty as he took multiple courses in the field and established his name in the industry by 2004.

Mr. Mones took the opportunity to work with one of the top brands in Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, as a ‘Top Hairstylist’. He underwent training with Loreal Academy to be a color specialist and achieved the post of trainer and branch manager for the company. In 2015, he joined Advanced Hair Studio as a Hair Expert and received training from AHS headquarters in Australia Melbourne.

Quickly he became a regional trainer and technical head of Middles East and the Subcontinent. To keep up with the latest trends and upskill himself and his team, he attended multiple workshops and seminars. In 2017 he attended another training at AHS headquarters for quality control, after which he got promoted to QC Manager and Product Development head. He yearns to upskill and work towards keeping himself on top of his game in the hair replacement industry.

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