Recent research commissioned by the National Hair Council has brought important and new insight on the relationship women have to their healthcare professional on the subject of hair growth disorders.
Overall, 71% of women have experienced a form of hair loss at some time in their life.
- 83% feel that it has influenced their confidence,
- 71% feel that it has affected their socialising,
- 57% feel that it has affected their work,
- 85% feel that it has affected their attractiveness.
More specifically, 78% of women feel that their life is generally more stressful than five years ago:
- 89% feel that this has an impact on their hair’s physical appearance.
- 30% briefly spoke to their hairdresser about temporary cosmetic solutions,
- 34% turned to a friend or family member to talk about their emotional frustration,
- 46% suffered in silence.
However, surprisingly only a mere 18% spoke to their GP about the problem.
The problem these 18% experienced with the GP
Of the 18% of women who turned to a healthcare professional, the majority felt that their GP did not take the problem seriously enough. This causes increased frustration and a negative psychological impact among hair loss sufferers – ultimately leading to a decreased quality of life.
How you can help this problem as a GP
It is important that women suffering from hair growth disorders must be led to understand that they are not alone and that they can actually take effective action to improve their situation. Remember, any improvement, however small, will have a highly significant impact on your patient’s quality of life.
As a healthcare professional or pharmacist you have a chance, as well as an obligation, to inform your patient/client that no matter the type or cause of hair loss, the Hair Growth Cycle is always negatively affected.
Therefore, by recommending a baseline product that directly supports the Hair Growth Cycle you will never go wrong and the patient will feel that they are taking effective action to improve their hair growth disorder.
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