Menopause Blamed For Rise In Receding Hair
on: July 10, 2009, 1:43 am
The Hospital Group
Hair loss is often the hardest aspect of growing old, but for
a number of people the problem is not confined to their later years.
And it’s not just men suffering from the affliction, with studies suggesting an
increasingly number of post-menopausal women are finding their hairlines receding.
This new epidemic is a type of alopecia, which damages hair follicles so that hair
falls out and cannot grow back.
The condition known as Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) can cause women to lose up
to five inches from their hairline as well as their eyebrows. If FFA goes
undiagnosed, women can even lose hair at the sides and back of their head.
Scientists believe that FFA is a result of the immune system attacking hair
follicles, which causes inflammation at the root. This can damage stem cells in the
follicles and prevents hair from growing back entirely.
The only treatment available involves controlling this inflammation, so only offers
a reduction in overall hair loss rather than a cure.
However, the damage for most has already been done and the only alternative is to
undergo a hair transplant.
The Hospital Group, one of the country’s leading cosmetic surgery providers, is at
the forefront of hair restoration surgery, treatments and techniques. Those seeking
a solution to their hair loss can undergo a hair transplant, which involves splitting the follicles of existing hairs and
relocating them in the sparse area.
Providing expert advice and assistance, The Group carries out more hair
transplantations than any other clinic in the UK and recognises that hair
restoration is an art just as much as a surgical procedure.
Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown from a small
pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost weight loss surgery providers.
Contact Details: For further information of The Hospital Group’s range of
surgical procedures, surgery-seekers should visit the website www.thehospitalgroup.org or call our patient care coordinators on 0845 762