Both smoking & alcohol are bad for health and effects health and might cause hair loss.
Some effective tips to quite smoking and alcohol:
Makeup your mind and stick to your goals,
Do consult your doctor and follow his advice,
Keep your teeth clean,
Make your quit day special,
Put money you would spend on cigarettes and alcohol in a saving box and plan for a treat tomorrow,
Avoid going to places where you might find smokers and drinkers,
Do start exercise and try to be regular,
Do sleep for 8 hours daily.
If I am what is considered a social smoker, how much of an effect does smoking in my case have on my male pattern baldness? I give myself that classification because it is not often that I smoke, I've only been smoking this year and the most I've had was 6 in a week, and this was only once or twice. I also went through periods where I wouldn't smoke for at least a month.
I know that it is implied that if you start smoking occasionally then it definitely leads to regular smoking, but personally I think it is different for everyone, as I am the case.
It is very difficult for me to find an answer because usually research is assumed for regular smokers. Is anyone else here in the same boat as me? If it is of any importance I also jog about 2-3 times a week. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I think if you're going to lose your hair, you're going to lose it...smoking or not.
I used to work for a guy who was 57 years old, smoked nearly 2 packs a day for 30 years, had a drink every night and was still a NW1
I'm in my 20s, don't smoke, i get drunk MAYBE 1 time a year (any other time I drink, which is rare, i might have about 3 beers tops) and I'm losing my hair.
Lifes a b**ch hah.
I do notice though that when I do drink, If i have like 3-4 drinks/beers in a night, the next day I will shed a bit more in the shower. but i'm not sure if this is just me linking 2 things together in my head that arent necessarily related or if it really is the alcohol that makes me shed more
i don't think balding has anything to do with alcohol, because some of the people i know, drinkers and non-drinkers, still get thinning hair. still, drink occasionally.
as for smoking, it is possible it causes hair loss. yes there are non-smokers who also experience balding, but remember, smoking is a global addiction. this means that no matter where you go, you get to inhale second hand smoke. second hand smoke is as detrimental as first hand smoke. this is a fact.
i do hope smokers will realize that their smoke also poisons not only themselves but also non-smokers. so trying to stop smoking is a big step in helping the community and our environment. apology for those who may take this as an offence.
No matter what statistics people in the healthcare field slap us with, there's just no stopping people from killing other people....
SMOKING is really bad for your help.
I've seen how one lady died after a few months (after his husband). She has already developed respiratory problems. She doesn't smoke but from the looks of her, she only acquired the respiratory problems because, all her adult life, she lived with a smoker husband.
Smoking and alcohol are both damage your hair as well as makes bald. So choose some natural home remedies like fresh lemon juice, essential oil deep massages, reducing stress as well as diet plan modifications can help to reduce hair loss.
Otherwise, if you want to quit smoking, there are lot of medicines available in pharmacy store to quit smoking habit as well as available drug to treat hair loss problem.
If you live in a city, the pollution you absorb every day will defeat any real health benefit you'd get from quitting smoking (especially at 5 cigs a day).
All you can do is try to lower your consumption of cigarettes & alcohol to a level that doesn't negatively impact your quality of life.
The rest is all up to your genes and how you manage your stress.