Sport Faces Ruin As Sumo Wrestlers Lose Their Hair
on: April 15, 2009, 3:26 am
infectious skin disease is spreading through the sport of Sumo
Wresling resulting in some of the top wrestlers losing their hair.
wrestling is facing ruin because of an infectious skin disease
spreading throughout the sport – and causing top wrestlers
to lose their hair.
the wrestlers grapple with one another, the fungus spreads itching
and baldness, causing flakes of skin to flake off. The disease
also enters hair follicles and causes hair loss – causing
much disquiet in the sport as the wrestlers lose their famous
have been forced to undertake a three-month course of drugs to
rid themselves of the disease, but the hair loss is permanent.
Throughout the sport, hair is recognised as central to a wrestlers’
reputation, in much the same way that in many cultures hair is
acknowledged as a symbol of virility.
the Edo period sumo wrestlers have been expected to grow their
hair long and adopt the ‘top-knot’ style. Such is
the superstition surrounding a wrestler’s hair, Yokozuna
Tochigiyama, Japan’s most successful wrestlers, retired
in his prime in 1925 as he did not have enough hair.
in the United Kingdom need not go to such lengths if they are
suffering from hair loss.
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hairs are genetically programmed to either be sensitive to the
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