When an older man gets a big sports car or a fast new motor bike many jokingly see it as a ‘mid-life crisis’ but new research reveals that the crisis is in actual fact a very real condition.
Known as the ‘male menopause’ the condition affects around five million men with symptoms including weight gain, lack of sex drive and mood swings. It is though that a shocking 95 per cent of men are suffering from the condition but don’t even realise it.
But perhaps one of the most worrying symptoms of the condition is hair loss and the occurrence of bald patches due to a lack of testosterone being produced.
For many men the thinning of their hair can be life changing and in some cases lead to bouts of depression as well as feelings of self consciousness and a loss of confidence.
For some men hair loss can start as early as their teenage years but for most it develops in their late twenties or thirties with hair most commonly disappearing from the temples and crown of the head.
A recent survey revealed that hair loss is the second most worried about issue amongst older men. The survey looked at 2,000 men and revealed that 40 per cent of them were anxious and worried about their hair falling out or getting bald patches.
For those that are worried about their hair, The Hospital Group, the UK’s number one hair transplant provider, offers a range of follicular hair techniques.
Leading hair transplant surgeon, Dr Peter Williams from The Hospital Group said: “For both women and men the loss of hair can be a very emotional experience but The Hospital Group can provide expert advice with experienced hair transplant surgeons.
“Hair transplants are becoming increasingly popular and the techniques used have advanced substantially. At The Hospital Group only state-of-the-art techniques are used to achieve the best possible results and men and women are now keen to benefit from the amazing results of hair restoration that are on offer.”
Providing expert advice and assistance, The Hospital Group carries out more hair transplantations than any other clinic in the UK, recognising that hair restoration is an art just as much as a surgical procedure.
Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown from a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost weight loss surgery and cosmetic surgery providers.