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Medical Reference Related to Hair Loss

  1. Alopecia Areata - Treatment Overview

    Some people choose to treat hair loss with medications or surgery, such as hair transplantation. Others choose to wear hairpieces (wigs or toupees) or use different methods of hair styling (dyeing or combing). The approach you use depends on the cause of

  2. Alopecia Areata - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn about factors that increase the risk of hair loss.

  3. Alopecia Areata - When To Call a Doctor

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

  4. Alopecia Areata - Other Treatment

    Learn about treatments for hair loss, including hairpieces or weaves.

  5. Alopecia Areata - 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.

  6. Alopecia Areata - Exams and Tests

    Your health professional will ask you questions about your hair loss and what's causing it.

  7. Alopecia Areata - Topic Overview

    There are many types of hair loss. It is often categorized according to when it takes place during the hair growth cycle: anagen,catagen,and telogen. The anagen phase is when your hair grows-your hair follicle forms a new hair shaft. Most (90%) of the hair on your scalp is in a growing phase that lasts from 2 to 6 years. The catagen phase follows the anagen stage. This is a 1- to 2-week ...

  8. Alopecia Areata - Topic Overview

    Diseases that can cause hair loss,thinning,or breakage include: Lupus,in which hair tends to become brittle and may fall out in patches. Short,broken hairs ("lupus hairs") commonly appear above the forehead. Hair loss is usually not permanent. Some people with lupus also develop a form of lupus called discoid or cutaneous lupus that affects only the skin ("cutaneous" refers to skin). ...

  9. Alopecia Areata - Prevention

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

  10. Alopecia Areata - Topic Overview

    What is alopecia areata?Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins. Experts do not know why the immune system attacks the follicles. Alopecia areata is most common in people younger than 20, but children and adults of any age may be affected. What happens in alopecia areata?Alopecia areata usually

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