The First Online Clinic HealthExpress Reveals That the Majority of Men Seek Treatment for Hair Loss Before 35

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A survey of 8,617 people has shown that the majority of men seek treatment for hair loss before they reach 35 – knocking any notion that baldness is a condition for the elderly.

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A shocking 57 per cent of men sought treatment for hair loss between the ages of 18 – 35

The data, taken from HealthExpress, the UK’s first online clinic, analyses how many men came to them in the last year for a diagnosis of their hair loss, and it was men under 35 who made up the most enquiries.

But as men get older, many ‘give up’ on finding a solution and do not consult medical advice. Between the ages of 36 and 53, only 36 per cent of men sought advice for hair loss. Once they reach 54, the numbers drop even further with just 7 per cent off men asking for help.

There were also spikes to when the younger generation would seek treatment; most men were treated for hair loss at the ages of 27 (4.7 per cent), 30 (5.2 per cent) and 31 (5.5 per cent). This is in comparison to just 1 per cent of men looking for hair loss treatments at the age of 50.

The release of data from HealthExpress comes after a wave of high profile men have openly spoken about their hair loss in the media, including Wayne Rooney and Calum Best.

Dr Hilary Jones, a medical adviser to HealthExpress comments: “Traditionally it would be men of an older age seeking help for hair loss but we are seeing more and more young men asking for advice when they lose their hair.

“Losing hair at a young age is not a new phenomena, in fact the NHS suggests that up to 25 per cent of men lose their hair by the age of 30, but it has been the wave of young celebrities, such as Wayne Rooney, that have made men aware that there are treatments out there.

“I would suggest anybody concerned about hair loss consults a GP or pharmacy to discuss the range of options available to them.”


For further information please contact:

Chloe August, Senior Account Manager
PHA Media
0207 0251 372

Notes to editors:

HealthExpress was founded in 2002 and is now part of Hexpress Healthcare, a company that specialises in online healthcare solutions. We now employ 170 people. We were the firstonline clinic of its kind in the UK.

HealthExpress was founded on the continuing consumer demand for an online healthcare provider that specialised in treating embarrassing illnesses.

In the last decade we have diagnosed and treated more than 200,000 patients and although we still treat embarrassing conditions we have also moved into prescribing medication for chronic conditions such as asthma and high cholesterol.

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