Have you ever wondered what the sudden appearance of hair in the ears means? You would never that this is associated with heart disease, but some scientists proved it. According to recent studies there is a connection between ear hair and heart attack.
The roots of this study date back to 1973 when Dr. Frank Sanders and his team published a study in the “New England Journal of Medicine”. Dr. Frank has discovered ear crease, which is now called “Frank’s sign” in his honor that indicates coronary artery disease. This kind of disease occurs when there is congestion of the arteries.
This study was the starting point for subsequent research. Another team in 1984 was guided by the same theory.
Their study included 43 men and 20 women who had ear crease and hair and suffered from a heart attack. One of the scientists, Richard Wagner from Boston said that long-term exposure to androgen-caused clots in the arteries as a result of surplus production of red blood cells.
5 years later, in 1989, another test was carried out that investigated the relationship between the ruts on the ear cups and coronary diseases. The study included 215 patients and concluded that the disease progresses with age.
Scientists observed a significant difference between men who have hair in their ears and between those who have.
They studied 500 autopsies and found that most of the patients had problems with the spleen, obesity, baldness, hair in the ears, the ear creases etc…
It was found that ear creases are associated with heart disease in both men and women, although the majority of sudden deaths were related to men… Some experts point out to testosterone supplements that men generally use as one of the main culprits for the problems with coronary disease.