Is COVID-19 Linked TO HAIR LOSS?
Can Bald Be Bad with respect to the virus....
Researchers hypothesize that the same male hormones that
cause hair loss may be linked to the vulnerability of patients to
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Dr Carlos Wambier, an assistant professor of dermatology and clinician
educator at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School, has a new
Dr Wambier says a link between androgen hormones and COVID-19 could help explain the higher severity for men
and have implications in treating patients.
"Androgen receptors, which bind to DNA, have genetic variations that predispose individuals to hyperandrogenic features—the receptor binds with more affinity to the male hormones. These “hyperactive” polymorphisms are very common and cause features such as scalp hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Other clinical signs of excess male hormone activity include high density of facial or chest hair, acne and oily skin. It is intuitive to think that if the androgen receptor is hyperactive in an individual, that person will have more of a protease called TMPRSS2 in their cell surface, too—and we’ve seen in early studies in the wake of novel coronavirus that TMPRSS2 is key to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
In other words, the scientific evidence gives us reason to believe that beardy, bald men may be more vulnerable to COVID-19 than other individuals."
"To test this hypothesis, it would be informative to study the epidemiology of COVID-19 patients who are predisposed to either lower or higher androgen receptor expression, such as males with androgenetic alopecia or benign prostatic hyperplasia or women with PCOS," says dermatologist Carlos Wambier.
So the question then suggests that blocking the AR receptor
may lead to suppression or a decrease of the expression of
Could prophylaxis with a supplement help with a decrease in
in DHT activity and suppression of the TMPRSS2 gene?
Help Hair Shake and Nuts4Hair have natural DHT blockers but it is way
to early to determine if they could be used for a prophylactic treatment
for the Corona virus.
More research is needed.
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