Gail Porter the much loved Scottish TV presenter who has become famous for her battle with alopecia says that she has got used to being bald and she prefers it to having her flowing locks again. Over the last year Gail’s hair has started to grow back and she has contemplated letting it grow long but because it doesn’t fully cover her head she is still hesitant.
Gail Porter has been credited with raising the awareness of the condition alopecia areata which is extremely distressing for both men and women who get it. It appears when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles believing them to be unwanted.
When Gail originally started to suffer from the condition she described how she felt her life was breaking apart and that she did not think that she would be able to carry on with work without hair but her perseverance and stamina have paid off and she has used her rare hair condition to not only help other sufferers but also to boost her own profile. While male pattern baldness cannot be considered to be as serious as alopecia areata (which means complete hair loss all over the body) it nevertheless does destroy confidence and can lead men to becoming depressed and introverted.
Hair loss sufferers need to face the problem straight on and not to try and pretend that it will go away on its own. Hair loss can often be treated especially in the case of male pattern baldness. Some hair loss drugs have a 90 percent success rate in either stopping or slowing down male pattern baldness. In some cases men even experience regrowth.
It is important that men understand that male pattern baldness is perfectly normal and is not a sign of aging but a natural process which is linked to the production of testosterone in the body.
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