The Hair Loss Confidante: Sandra Atoge weekly column
As a non surgical hair loss specialist, I meet girls with hair loss every day. The impact of hair loss on girls is totally devastating to their confidence.
Statistics point out girls make up a big proportion of hair loss victims with over 40% of ladies residing with seen hair loss however no one is speaking about it.
Society has pressured girls to undergo in silence as a result of it’s thought of much more acceptable for males to undergo hair loss than girls. No one talks about hair loss in girls. Let’s break the stigma and begin speaking about it.
This week I’m going to deal with why Medical doctors must take hair loss in girls extra critically.
Sadly, Medical doctors pay little consideration to the problem of ladies’s hair loss as a result of it isn’t thought of life threatening. So, girls are informed to simply get on with it.
The physiological injury attributable to hair loss and the sensation of attractiveness can nonetheless be as devastating as any severe illness. It will possibly take an emotional toll that straight impacts a girl’s bodily and psychological well being in addition to her confidence and skill to even socialise.
I’ve met so many wonderful girls who’ve felt let down by the system as a result of nobody would take their hair loss critically.
One of many first questions I ask shoppers once they come for a session is, “Have you ever spoken to your physician about your hair loss? Have you learnt the reason for your hair loss?”
90 p.c of the time, they’ve spoke with their physician however they nonetheless have no idea the reason for their hair loss as a result of their physician didn’t see it as a medical situation.
Please word that this isn’t in any means an assault on the wonderful work that our medical doctors do for us on a regular basis. It is a plea for our medical doctors to take hair loss in girls extra critically.
There are such a lot of causes of hair loss and a few of them will be medically associated akin to thyroid issues,B12 deficiency and unwanted effects of sure medicines.
Hair loss will be a sign of a extra severe medical situation which will have to be investigated. For instance, stress has been famous because the primary reason for hair loss in girls however the stress inflicting the hair loss may have medical consideration.
It’s not useless when girls complain about hair loss. Hair loss is a life-altering situation that can’t and shouldn’t be ignored by medical doctors.
Underlying medical circumstances don’t go away and it’s my hope that medical doctors and healthcare suppliers will take girls’s hair loss extra critically.
The options we offer within the salon are non permanent and assist girls get on with their lives but when girls have been in a position to get further assist type their medical doctors, it will go a good distance in restoring their confidence completely.
Sandra relies at her salon, iHobbs, at 42-44 Hawkin Avenue, Derry, BT48 6RE. They specialize in non surgical hair loss options. The salon additionally affords a variety of hair extensions together with nano bead extensions, tape ins and weave extensions in all kinds of colors and textures to swimsuit each want.
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