Every week seems to be a national ‘something or other’ week, and while ‘British Sandwich Week’ may have passed under your radar, did you know that last month was National Hair Loss Awareness Month? Not week, but month! Hair loss obviously holds some place of importance to be granted a whole month for raising awareness. This is understandable given that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will experience some degree of hair loss or hair thinning in their lifetime.
The annual campaign is designed to increase understanding of hair loss and provide advice and support on the complete range of ways to manage it, including hair loss treatments.
‘The Hidden Impact of Hair Loss’ report by Dr Nigel Hunt, Associate Professor in Health Psychology at the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations at the University of Nottingham, examines the extent to which personal and working relationships are affected by hair loss and whether there is a stigma in today’s society for people with hair loss.
Interestingly, the report highlights that, while it is common for people with hair loss to approach their doctor for assistance and guidance, many do not feel that they are taken seriously. GPs have been known to say things like, ‘It’s normal for your age’, ‘You should just go home and forget about it’, or ‘As there are no life-threatening symptoms, it does not matter’. This attitude can make people who are self conscious about their hair loss, feel even more isolated and more distressed, which in turn can make the problem worse.
Here at the Belgravia Centre clients can discuss their hair loss and receive friendly and professional advice from a team of experts. Please feel free to call us at the clinic on 020 7730 6666 or email us for further information. If you can’t make it into the centre, fill in the online diagnostic form and a treatment advisor will contact you shortly with the results and recommendations.