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Medical Reference Related to Hair Loss

  1. Hair Loss - Medications

    Medications for hair loss can slow thinning of hair and increase coverage of the scalp by growing new hair and enlarging existing hairs. However, they need to be taken continuously.

  2. Hair Loss - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding hair loss medications.

  3. Hair Loss - Symptoms

    Hair loss can occur as thinning, in which you may not notice hair falling out, or as shedding, in which clumps of hair fall out.

  4. Hair Loss - Home Treatment

    Home treatment for hair loss includes hair care and hairstyling techniques that may help you cover thinning or bald spots on the scalp. This may be easier for women.

  5. Hair Loss - Topic Overview

    Is hair loss normal? Get the facts.

  6. Hair Loss - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if your hair loss is sudden, rather than gradual.

  7. Hair Loss - Cause

    Excessive hair loss (more than 100 hairs a day) can be caused by inherited factors, disease, stress, medications, injury, aging, or hair care.

  8. Hair Loss - Surgery

    Surgery to cover bald areas of the scalp may be used to treat hair loss. If successful, surgery may be a permanent treatment for hair loss.

  9. Hair Loss - What Happens

    What happens in hair loss depends on its cause -- whether it is inherited or not.

  10. Hair Loss - Prevention

    Hair loss that is caused by medications, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented.

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