Hair Loss (Alopecia)

Hair Loss (Alopecia)

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Hair loss is a natural process that everyone experiences day in day out - most people lose 50-100 hairs a day. However, some people experience more severe hair loss as a side effect of another illness or due to the heredity conditions androgenetic alopecia. This affects more men than women, and affects around half of men by the time they reach their 50s. It is characterised by thinning hair across the temples, and a receding hairline. Although there are no longer term health impacts of hair loss, the distress of losing your hair should not be overlooked. Some people find it damaging to their self esteem, and feel like they are losing a part of themselves or their image as their hair thins. This is especially true if you lose your hair at a young age, as it can appear as though you have aged prematurely. However, there are ways to reduce and even reverse hair loss, depending on the type of and extent of you hair loss. You can buy hair loss prevention medicine from an online doctor such as iMeds, or if your hair loss is further progressed, or in patches, you may choose to shave it all off and wear a wig instead.

Hair loss is a natural process which most people experience everyday, but there are some conditions or medications which may make you lose your hair faster than normal. The most common of these is androgenetic alopecia, sometimes known as male pattern balding, which is a genetic condition that affects around half of men by the time they are in their 50s. There are several medicines you can buy to prevent this process, including Regaine for Men, which stimulates growth in hair follicles, and as long as they are not damaged, can help your hair to grow back.

Below are some common medicines often used to treat hair loss. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and other non-medical methods or lifestyle changes may be more suitable. If you would like to learn more about these options, then please click here. Before receiving medication you must answer a number of questions to asses your suitability. All questions are reviewed by a GMC registered doctor before a final decision is made. All medication is dispensed via a full regulated and registered UK pharmacy.