Can a lack of hair indicate heart disease?

1 answer | Last updated: Jun 03, 2012
Pjstangeland asked...

I am 73 years old and am wondering if I should be concerned about a heart attack since I don't have any hair on my feet or much hair on my body anywhere.

Expert Answers

Dan Tobin, M.D. is the CEO of Care Support of America, a national service providing telephonic and local nurse counsel to adult children caring for aging parents. Dr. Tobin is the author of books and articles focused on the practical and positive aspects of family caregiving.


There is no significant link between lack of body hair and heart attack risk without more exam results. Best to get a routine exam and focus on any heart attack risks you have if you are concerned.

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Dan Tobin