Hair Loss Awareness Week 2013

Institute Of Trichologists Hair Loss Awareness Week on 25 FEB – 3 MAR 2013 

The hair awareness week organised by the Institute of Trichologists has been a part of the IOT’s campaign to raise awareness of Hair Loss suffered by men and women for many years and is this year, preceded by Nioxin’s Thinning Hair Awareness Week Many people suffer hair loss unaware that in many cases something can be done to help the situation.

Many Types of Hair Loss

There are a great many types of hair loss with many causes, and therefore it is very important to see a qualified Member of the Institute of Trichologists (AIT, MIT or FIT) to give a correct diagnosis before treatment can be thought about.

These include:

  • Androgenetic alopecia in men
  • Androgenetic alopecia in women
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Anagen effluvium
  • Alopecia areata
  • Traumatic alopecia

Many women suffer from low iron stores due to the lack of iron in their diet resulting in long term excess hair shedding. It is not uncommon for new mothers to experience hair loss not long after giving birth. 50% of men over 50 in the UK suffer from so called “Male Pattern Baldness”. Even more serious is drastic hair loss that comes with illness or for seemingly no reason at all. Hair loss is worrying enough on a man, but it is devastating to a woman. The effect upon the sufferers social life is immense, she feels a freak with complete loss of confidence and sex appeal, all this from a non‐life threatening condition.

The most drastic type of hair loss is Alopecia Areata, which can range from a few patches to complete hair loss. Happily when a few patches are seen as in most cases, this will resolve all by itself.

If you are concerned about hair loss the best advice is to see your local registered Member of the Institute of Trichologists. To check that your Trichologist is a Registered Member of The Institute of Trichologists, please go to our membership list on this website ( or call our call centre on 0845 604 4657

Ipswich Trichology is the only registered clinic in Suffolk! Call 01473 400049 today to book a consultation.