New Resource for Men Seeking Hair Loss Advice - Adviceonhairloss.com

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Adviceonhairloss.com (http://www.adviceonhairloss.com) provides information about the causes of Male Pattern Hair Loss (MPHL), facts and fallacies, treatment options and where to go for credible advice. Visitors can also receive personal counsel via a special email service set up with hair loss expert Frank Cunningham, a clinical trichologist.

Hair loss can cause an enormous amount of anxiety and suffering yet many men are unaware that in many cases it is a treatable condition. This new site is a great way to get information across to men who may be too embarrassed to seek one-on-one advice through a hair clinic, pharmacy or GP

A new website providing a wealth of information about one of men’s most common complaints – hair loss - goes live today.

Adviceonhairloss.com (http://www.adviceonhairloss.com) provides information about the causes of Male Pattern Hair Loss (MPHL), facts and fallacies, treatment options and where to go for credible advice. Visitors can also receive personal counsel via a special email service set up with hair loss expert Frank Cunningham, a clinical trichologist (expert in the study of the hair and scalp).

http://www.adviceonhairloss.com has been developed in conjunction with a number of hair loss experts including Trichologist Frank Cunningham, Dr. Tim Mitchell, a GP based in Bristol with a special interest in dermatology and hair loss as well as The Institute of Trichologists, which is the professional association for trichologists in the UK. The site is provided by Merck, Sharp and Dohme Limited.

Male pattern hair loss (MPHL), or genetic hair loss, is the most common form of hair loss in men(1) and nearly two thirds of men experience hair loss during their life time(2). Younger men can experience hair loss as early as their teens and by the age of 35, almost 40% of men will show some degree of hair loss(3).

“I started losing my hair when I was in my early twenties and I still feel self-conscious about it. People think it’s funny to make jokes about my bald patch and I always try and laugh along, but underneath it really knocks my confidence,” explained Marcus Radmoor, a golf professional from Ongar, Essex.

“Hair loss can cause an enormous amount of anxiety and suffering yet many men are unaware that in many cases it is a treatable condition. This new site is a great way to get information across to men who may be too embarrassed to seek one-on-one advice through a hair clinic, pharmacy or GP,” added Cunningham.

The new site aims to help more men or partners of men access balanced, scientific and up-to-date advice empowering them to seek appropriate treatment via credible sources if this is the path they wish to follow.

References:

1. Norwood OT. Male pattern Baldness: classification and incidence. Southern Medical Journal Nov 1975; 68(11): 1359-1365

2. Nielsen TA, Reichel M. Alopecia: diagnosis and management. Am Fam Phys 1995; 51(6):1513-1522

3. British Association of Dermatologists website. http://www.bad.org.uk/patients/skin/growth. Last viewed 02/04/05

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