A little bit of alcohol can cause some people to lose their hair and skin, and the condition is sometimes referred to as alcohol hair loss.
But, in a recent study, researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) found that there’s another factor that can cause hair loss as well, which can lead to an even bigger risk.
The condition is called “lupiform hair loss,” and is more common in people over the age of 40.
The UCLA study, published in the American Journal of Dermatology, found that people with alcohol hair growth had significantly increased levels of a protein known as alpha-synuclein, which is also linked to alcohol’s effects on the body.
“Alcohol use has a big impact on the health of the skin, hair, and nails,” said Dr. Paul M. Hsu, the lead author of the study.
“Lupiform loss can be a big problem for people in their 40s and 50s.
And in general, people are at higher risk for this condition because of lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol.”
Hsu and his team also found that alcohol-induced hair loss can affect hair follicles in the scalp.
They say that a lack of testosterone and other male hormones, which are required to make hair grow, can cause these cells to become damaged.
“The most common side effects are hair loss and/or scalp irritation,” Hsu said.
“We are seeing more cases of lupiform skin loss in women.”
Alcohol can be addictive, Hsu added, but it’s not addictive like tobacco, which he said is a “potentially addictive drug.”
He and his colleagues also found a relationship between alcohol use and higher levels of lopinavir/ritonavir, an antiviral drug used to treat malaria.
“It is possible that alcohol use can also trigger autoimmune disease and lead to autoimmune disease, which could lead to more hair loss.”
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Dr. James W. O’Malley, a senior fellow at the New York-based American Academy of Dermopathology, said that although alcohol use does not appear to be a cause of hair loss in general among older adults, there are cases of people who suffer severe lupids who do not have a lupid at all.
“There’s a lot of research on alcohol, and what we know is that the incidence of lumps and hair loss is increasing in older people,” he said.
“And there’s no known way to cure it.”
O’Malley says that in many cases, people with lupuses can control their condition with diet, exercise, and taking prescription medication.
But if a person suffers from the condition and is unable to take prescribed medications, he says the best way to prevent the condition from progressing is to make sure they’re not drinking.
“So if they’re drinking, make sure there’s enough alcohol,” he explained.
“Because if they do, there’s a chance that it could cause some of the damage.”
Omar Eltahawy, a professor of dermatology and a dermatologist at Baylor College of Medicine, agrees that alcohol may have a role in luposis, but said that the majority of cases are caused by genetics, not the condition itself.
“People with lupsus often suffer from the symptoms of alcohol, but don’t necessarily have lupoidal hair loss or the actual disease,” he added.
“So, if they have lupsinus and they’re still drinking, it’s a different thing.
It’s a problem, and you need to treat it.”
Happily, he said, there is a way to control lupinus without causing any damage to the skin.
He said that he has seen people who have undergone a surgery and their hair is still growing.
But Dr. Hsiang-Shing Cheng, a dermatology professor at the Cleveland Clinic, said there’s nothing that can prevent hair loss from occurring after the surgery.
“But if they are still drinking after the procedure, there might be a small amount of hair growth in the back of the scalp,” she said.
Hsu said that there are other ways to fight lupinesis that have been tested successfully.
He and his colleague also conducted a study to determine if alcohol might be an effective treatment for lupin, a condition that can result in a rash, redness, and swelling of the face, lips, and tongue.
They found that the treatment could help control lupsin by controlling blood flow to the face and lips, as well as by increasing the amount of alcohol absorbed through the skin in the form of saliva.
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