In terror of a bald fact
Jan 30 2008 by Barry Gibson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
ONE in five Yorkshiremen is more scared of going bald than of going senile, a new study shows.
Men aged 20 to 35 were asked what they feared about growing old.
More than 80% said losing their hair was a major concern.
And 20% put baldness as their top fear – above losing their health, turning senile, losing their sexual virility or getting wrinkles.
The Alopecia Clinic in South Yorkshire commissioned the survey.
Spokesman Andy McCarthy said: “Baldness has traditionally been something which hasn’t been taken seriously, even by doctors. However, it can have a real impact on self-esteem.
“Hair loss is very unpredictable which means it can be an extremely distressing condition that leaves people feeling completely helpless.”
Mr McCarthy said that men could fight the balding process.
He said: “Because hair loss is so common among men, most people think it is something they just have to accept. But there have been a number of recent technological advancements in ways of treating it.”
These include hair replacement systems, laser re-growth and hair volumiser.
For more information visit http://alopeciaclinic.com