The U.S. is one of several countries that recognizes the importance of hair loss and its impact on a person's emotional health and well-being by designating one month out of the year to raise public awareness
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Chicago (PRWEB) July 23, 2009
August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month and it's an important opportunity for men and women to learn more about the many different types of hair loss and new treatments that can help many of the more than 80 million Americans who are afflicted.
"The U.S. is one of several countries that recognizes the importance of hair loss and its impact on a person's emotional health and well-being by designating one month out of the year to raise public awareness," said James Murphy, CEO of Lifes2Good, an Ireland-based health care company that owns the brand Viviscal.
"This August is a great time for American consumers to learn the medical facts about hair loss. It's also a time for physicians and other health care providers to make a greater effort to educate patients about the causes and treatments for hair loss," Murphy said.
In support of National Hair Loss Awareness Month, Viviscal offers consumers the following six dos and don'ts for hair loss:
- Do See a Doctor: Consumers who have questions about hair loss should seek the advice of a medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in this field. Qualified hair restoration specialists and dermatologists can be found by visiting the Web sites for the American Hair Loss Association (http://www.americanhairloss.org), American Hair Loss Council (http://www.ahlc.org), American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (http://www.abhrs.org), American Academy of Dermatology (http://www.aad.org) and International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (http://www.ishrs.org).
- Do Get the Right Nutrition: Good nutrition is a key part of healthy hair. Hair is made of protein, so it's important to ensure an adequate supply of protein to maintain healthy follicles. The efficacy of marine-based dietary supplement Viviscal has been validated by multiple clinical tests.
- Do Take a Step-by-Step Approach: Taking a holistic approach will improve results. For example, it's important to make changes to both diet and hair care regime if there are flaws in both.
- Don't Overstyle: Excessive heat styling, hair extensions or chemical treatments such as perming, dyeing and bleaching can make hair weak and brittle and cause breakages near the scalp.
- Don't Pull the Hair: Hair should be brushed as gently as possible and tangles should be treated with the utmost care. Hair should be allowed to fall in the natural direction of growth - and should not be dragged back at the temples or tied back in a high ponytail.
- Don't Keep It a Secret: Unfortunately, women are much more at risk of experiencing adverse psychosocial effects (including depression, anxiety, social isolation) as a result of their hair loss. However, it is important to remember that hair loss is extremely common among both men AND women, particularly after the age of 45. Approximately 50 million men and 30 million women have hair loss in the U.S. alone.
Viviscal is the world's leading brand of dietary supplements for the treatment of reversible thinning hair for both men and women. Made in Finland, Viviscal uses a proprietary marine complex called AminoMar CTM, originally identified by Finnish researchers in the 1990s. The treatment is supported by five European scientific studies, including researchers from the Swedish Alopecia Association, Helsinki Research Center, Finland's Department for Dermatological Research and Dermatological Clinic in Leverkusen, Germany. Viviscal is owned by Lifes2Good whose U.S. headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois. Web sites: http://www.viviscal.com, http://www.managethinhair.com or http://www.lifes2good.com