Any colleagues in the UK?
Dear Dr. Redmond:
I live in the UK and have a 17 year old daughter with PCOS. She is taking Metformin since June this year and Spironolactone since October. She is losing more hair than she was before since she started treatment. She's getting treatment through the National Health System, but I recently joined a system that would allow me to consult with private doctors.
I have read two of your books and I think I know what tests to ask to better understand what is causing my daughter's hair loss. But as you probably know, you need the doctor's respect to be listened to, and here, it is hard to achieve that in the 10 minutes doctors have to see a patient. Reading the results from the lab tests are included in those ten minutes. No time for conversation or discussion. So, would you have any colleagues in the UK that I could see in a more humane framework to discuss what you suggest in your books?
Unfortunately I do not know of any doctors in the UK who treat hair loss based on the hormonal cause. I do have patients form the UK come to see me in New York for hair loss so they have not been able to find anyone there either. There seems to be a general lack of interest in quality of life issues in the NHS from what I have been told. I do hope you can find someone to help you however.
Originally Posted by pelusita
Geoffrey Redmond, MD
The Hormone Help Center of New York http://www.hormonehelpny.com/
Author, It's Your Hormones
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