Hair Loss Awareness month is in association with Viviscal is a national health campaign with an aim to raise awareness of the effects of hair loss and thinning hair. Hair loss now affects over 40% of the population, outlining how important it is to have a support network in place to receive help and guidance for individuals suffering from such conditions.
Victoria Senior, a Health Psychologist and Lecturer at the University of Surrey notes that “Understanding hair loss may be both preventable and controllable may help to encourage people to seek advice and treatment from experts and also result in lower levels of psychological problems by giving people hope for the future.”
Hair loss symptoms, although usually relatively obvious, and can be distressing. The hair can thin over patches of the scalp or all over the scalp, or can fall out in clumps. It is important to monitor your hair loss over time, and actively take note of whether you are using more hairs per day than the average 120. There are many causes of hair loss, so take note and manage your symptoms.
Coping with Hair Loss
Hair loss is an emotionally draining condition to go through and can significantly affect a person’s livelihood and wellbeing. Being aware of how an individual can be affected by hair loss and thinning hair is of the utmost importance when offering support and guidance.
Ensuring that sufferers have a strong support network of family members, friends and work colleagues offers the emotional crutch needed when suffering from emotional distress. Being able to talk openly about the symptoms faced with the onset of hair loss can relieve the emotional burden and help individuals fight the effects, to go on living normal lives.
There are hair loss treatments available for both men and women that can support hair regrowth and stop hair loss and thinning hair. Research the best form of treatment most suited to you, this way you will arm your body with the best possible blend of essential nutrients to fight the effects of hair loss.
A Healthy Balanced Lifestyle
Monitoring your diet can improve the health of your hair, as the hair thrives on a plentiful supply of vitamins and nutrients. By eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, and sources high in protein such as lean meats and fish your body can maintain a healthy level of all the vitamins and minerals it needs to function to the best of its ability.