April 11, 2019
To access our Spanish-language content, simply click the Spanish flag aside the search box at the top of any pfsfoundation.org page. To toggle back to English content, click the adjacent American flag. Among that content is our new Frequently Asked Questions page (Preguntas más Frecuentes), which we recommend all users, Spanish- and English-speaking alike, read at their earliest convenience.
A Spanish-language website was first suggested to us over a year ago by David Blanco, 43, a PFS patient who lives in Madrid. Our initial reaction was, “Well, everyone uses Google Translate nowadays, so is it really necessary to present our content in any language other than English?”
But David, who speaks fairly fluent English, was quick to convince us otherwise. He’d been spending endless hours on Spanish hair-loss forums, searching for PFS relief of any kind. And he found that many fellow PFS patients spoke no English at all. Even when he posted a link to English-language content, they were unable to translate it. Or at least failed to try.
That was when David, despite suffering from a slew of PFS symptoms, offered to translate the content of our website into Spanish. Gratis. We can’t thank him enough for the months of effort he put into bringing this project to fruition.
According to the Madrid-based Cervantes Institute, there are currently 577 million Spanish speakers worldwide. Couple that with the 1.28 billion English speakers worldwide, and we now have 1.857 billion people across the globe who can access our PFS Foundation News, Medical Literature, Medical Professionals, Research Initiatives and other resources.
If you live in a Spanish-speaking country, or in a country like the US that has a large Hispanic community, please share the link to our Spanish-language site across as many pertinent platforms as possible, including hair-loss forums and Facebook pages. Ditto any Spanish-speaking doctors who may be treating you or a loved one.
Anyone living in the US who suffers from PFS should report his symptoms to the US Food and Drug Administration; anyone living outside the US who suffers from PFS should report his symptoms to the US Food and Drug Administration as well as to his national drug-regulatory agency, as directed on our Report Your Side Effects page.
If you or a loved one are suffering from PFS, and feeling depressed or unstable, don’t hesitate to contact the PFS Foundation via our Patient Support hotline: firstname.lastname@example.org